Election Observation Missions
What is an EOM?
Election Observation Missions (EOMs) are at the core of our activities. We organise EOMs to support democratic institutions and organizations. On an EOM the main task is to observe the polling stations on Election Day and note signs of problematic procedures, unrest or fraudulent behaviour.
Due to our many years of experience, we have built a comprehensive election observation methodology, which helps us do our job as international observers in the most professional manner.
The program of our EOMs also includes lectures about the history and culture, and talks on the political climate, institutions and electoral system of the country we are in. It is an educational programme that combines socialisation as a ground for learning and sharing.
Our extensive experience in conducting EOM's will guarantee you a great and meaningful trip which will improve your curriculum.
To participate in our EOM's you must be at least 18 years old.
You have to be a member of Silba.
You don’t need previous experience in monitoring elections.
Before the EOM starts, you have to pass the OSCE E-Learning course for "Short Term Election Observers".
It is a requirement that you, in some way or another, inform about the EOM when you get back home.
The price for an EOM is normally a 250 euro participant fee which covers insurance, accomodation, food, expenses for the program and local transportation in the country. In addition you pay for your own plane ticket. We stress that all of our activities are non-profit, which means all of the money will go only to cover the costs you as a participant represent.