BE AN INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVER
at the Parliamentary Elections in
Czech Republic

GENERAL INFORMATION:


DEADLINE: Sunday, 12th of September 2021 at 23.59 CET

WHEN: The election is set to be on the 8th of October 2021. Therefore, the program for observers will be from the 4th of October to the 9th of October, where the 4th is an arrival day, and the 9th is debriefing and departure day.  

You may know the Czech Republic by its rich history, its prominence as a tourist destination, or simply by its beers. But the focus of Silba for conducting an EOM to the Czech Republic is the recent democratic backsliding the country has been undergoing during Covid-19, including a new electoral law. Silba is very concerned by the potential for abuse within this new legal framework and will therefore send a mission to uncover the facts of these concerns.

 

Do you want to be in the midst of this election, where the Czechs choose the future for their country? And are you interested in democracy and how an election works in practice? Then join Silba’s EOM to the Czech Republic as an international observer!

We expect that you:

  • Are between 18 and 35 years old

  • Are a member of Silba. You can become a member here.

  • Are available from Monday 4th of October to Saturday 9th of October

  • You must pass the free OSCE E-Learning course “Comprehensive Course for OSCE/ODIHR Observers” before the EOM begins. You need only to focus on the short-term observation part of the course. If you have completed the course during the last year, it is not a necessity that you complete it again. The course can be found here.

  • It is not a requirement that you have previous experience in monitoring elections. However, knowledge of the country or region is highly valued.

By joining you:

  • Strengthen your CV 

  • Get the opportunity to establish new international networks

  • Exchange views with like-minded youth

  • Join a dynamic team

  • Get great experience! 

The participation fee for this EOM is 250 euros. This covers accommodation, food, and other expenses during the program. In addition, you will have to pay for your travel expenses (including eventual visa costs) to the Czech Republic. We would like to note that all our activities are non-profit, which means all the money will go to covering the cost for you as a participant!

NB: Silba reserves the right to cancel the EOM in case of safety issues at any time. Silba's safety assessment is based on open-source information and the Danish foreign ministry's travel advice. Silba will not send observers to unsafe areas.