Electoral Policy and Practice

MASTER IN ELECTORAL POLICY AND PRACTICE
Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Years: 2015 (upcoming)
Aim: MEPA is a one-year, post-graduate programme in comprehensive advanced learning on electoral processes for current and aspiring election professionals. The Programme, delivered with the support of International IDEA, is especially beneficial for practitioners operating in developing democracies or post-conflict situations. It involves Election Management Bodies (EMBs) as hosts of the internships and it draws from an international faculty. The Programme has three fundamental objectives: 1) to provide an academic and practitioner experience for those individuals already working or seeking careers as electoral professionals; 2) to establish a source of professional education in electoral administration; 3) to reduce the gender gap in electoral administration.
Participants: 28.
Partners: International IDEA
Funding: participants’ tuition fee/international donors

CORSO BASE DI FORMAZIONE PER OSSERVATORI ELETTORALI DI BREVE PERIODO
Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Years: 2005 – 2015 (recurrent), once a year
Aim: the course was aimed at preparing participants’ to work as short term observers within the EU, OSCE/ODHIR electoral observation missions.
Participants: 29/30 in average
Length: 4/5 days
Implementing Partners: Oxfam Italia, Elex, Osservatorio di Pavia, 4Change.
Funding: Italian MoFA.

EUROSSERVATORI – CORSO DI FORMAZIONE PER TEAMLEADER
Where: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Years: 2007 – 2009 (recurrent), once a year
Aim: the course was aimed at preparing participants’ to work as short term observers within the EU, OSCE/ODHIR electoral observation missions.
Participants: 29/30 in average
Length: 4 days
Implementing Partners: Oxfam Italia, Elex, Osservatorio di Pavia, 4Change.
Funding: Italian MoFA.

INTERNATIONAL ELECTORAL POLICY AND PRACTICE SYLLABUS COURSE
Where and When:: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 13 – 17 February 2012
Aim: The objective of this course is to provide the student with knowledge of the history of electoral policy and practice; and analytical frameworks for electoral policy-making, design, and evaluation.
Participants: 19

COURSE OF REPORTING ON ELECTORAL OBSERVATION AND TEAMBUILDING
Where and When: Oxfam Italia, Arezzo, Italy, 11 – 13 April 2011
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing participants’ reporting skills, as elections observers within the EU, OSCE/ODHIR electoral observation missions. A module was also devoted to team building aspects and its relevance for the good run of the missions.
Participants: 19.
Implementing Partners: Oxfam Italia, Elex, Osservatorio di Pavia, 4Change.
Funding: Italian MoFA.

WORKSHOPS ON THE FORTHCOMING LOCAL ELECTIONS IN PALESTINE
Where and When: Bir Zeit University – Bir Zeit, 3 May 2011; Al Naja University – Nablus, 4 May 2011; Bethlehem University – Bethlehem, 5 May 2011
Aim: The workshops were aimed at raising awareness within the Palestinian civil society on electoral processes, electoral systems, principles of democratic and transparent elections; consolidating knowledge and expertise of the CSOs representatives about electoral processes/cycles, electoral laws and their impacts on general and local elections; enhancing skills and practical abilities of elections observers (reporting, monitoring, etc.) with a view to the next local election foreseen in July 2011.
Participants: 156.
Implementing Partners: Central Elections Commission, Palestine; Office of Italian Development Cooperation in Jerusalem.
Funding: Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem, Office of Development Cooperation – Italian MoFA.
Country/Mission Oriented: OCCUPPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

PAKISTAN GENERAL ELECTIONS : Pre-DEPLOYMENT Training for EU EOM STOs
Where and when: Brussels, Belgium, 30 April 2013
Implementing Partners: in Co-operation with IOM
Country/Mission Oriented: PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN GENERAL ELECTIONS : Pre-DEPLOYMENT Training for EU EOM LTO’s
Where and when: Brussels, Belgium 8 April 2013
Implementing Partners: in Co-operation with IOM
Country/Mission Oriented: PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN GENERAL ELECTIONS : Pre-DEPLOYMENT Training for EU EOM Core Team
Where and when: Brussels, Belgium 27 March 2013
Implementing Partners: in Co-operation with IOM
Country/Mission Oriented: PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS: PRE-MISSIONING TRAINING FOR SHORT TERM OBSERVERS OF THE EU-EOM PERSONNEL
Where and when: Pisa (Italy), 5 – 8 February 2008
Aim: the course was aimed at preparing the personnel to serve as short-term observers to the EU EOM in Pakistan by providing them with specific tools country profile, political and legal framework for elections, cultural awareness, safety and security and preventive medicine.
Participants: 64.
Financed by: European Union.

PAKISTAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2008: PRE-MISSION TRAINING FOR EU-EUOM PERSONNEL
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 5-10 November 2007
Aim: the course was aimed at preparing the personnel of the EU EOM in Pakistan prior to its deployment by providing them with specific tools on country profile, political and legal framework and security and safety.
Participants: 58.
Financed by: European Union.

ELECTION OBSERVATION COURSE
Where: Accra, Ghana
When: 5 May – 16 May 2008
Aim: the course was aimed at increasing the readiness professionalism of African Civilian Personnel participating in peacekeeping as well as other peace support missions in order to enhance their capacity to respond effectively to the complex challenges of post-conflict reconstruction.
Country/Mission Oriented: ECOWAS?
Implementing partners: University of Ghana and Ghana Leghon Centre for International Affairs.
Financed by: UNDESA and Italian Cooperation.

UNAMI: PILOT TRAINING ON REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Where and when: Jordan, 12 – 15 December 2007
Aim: the course was aimed at starting delegating responsibilities directly to IHEC staff, boosting in this way the sense of ownership, in order to enhance their skills in registration procedures’ issue.
Participants: 15.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNAMI: FACILITATED WORKSHOP TO REVIEW REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Where and when: Jordan, 7 – 10 December 2007

UNAMI: WORKSHOP ON PLANNING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS (PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONAL PLANNING)
Where and when: Jordan, 27 – 30 November and 2 – 5 December 2007

UNAMI: TRAINING COURSE ON OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Where and when: Jordan, 10 – 13 JULY 2007
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing IHEC internal capacity in the general administration of its office life, as well as creating capacity to transfer internally information and office management practices.
Participants: 19.
Implementing partners: UNAMI and IHEC.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNAMI: TRAINING COURSE ON OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Where and when: Jordan, 01 – 04 July 2007
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing IHEC internal capacity in the general administration of its office life, as well as creating capacity to transfer internally information and office management practices.
Participants: 18.
Implementing partners: UNAMI and IHEC.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNAMI: VOTER EDUCATION TRAINING COURSE
Where and when: Jordan, 6-10 December 2006
AIM: the course was aimed at understanding the key elements and steps of a voter outreach campaign in order to be able to build a coalition, design a message, develop a plan, a voter education strategy and a voter education campaign in view of the coming Governatorate elections.
Participants: 15.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNAMI: PROCEDURE WRITING
Where and when: Jordan, 28 November – 02 December 2006
Aim: the course was aimed at exposing participants to the principles of procedures writing in order to review the polling and counting procedures handbook used in past elections and to apply good practice of procedures writing.
Participants: 16.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNAMI: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME FOR IECI
Where and when: Jordan, 29 May – 16 June 2006
Aim: the programme was aimed at organizing different activities in support of the National Assembly Elections in Iraq, such as a Training Material Review Workshop, three Tots, Training Course on Voter Education, Training Course on Media Monitoring, Electoral Administration.
Participants: 63.
Implementing partners: UNAMI and IECI.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNAMI: TRAINING INITIATIVE SUPPORTING THE 2005 CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM IN IRAQ
Where and when: Jordan, 6 – 20 September 2005
Aim: the course was aimed at creating a pool of Iraqi electoral/referendum experts with strong training capacity and able to guarantee the in-country cascade effect necessary to reach large number of personnel in a limited amount of time.
Participants: 69.
Implementing partners: UNAMI and IECI.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

UNAMI: DATABASE AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Where and when: Jordan, 3-10 December 2006
Aim: the course was aimed at providing advanced training in the use of GIS and Database Systems to participants of the previous Database and Geographical System Workshop, at presenting and transferring contemporary methods of software and system design that focus on the user level and organizational impact of ICT and at reforming the initial steps of system design on problems proposed by the participants themselves.
Participants: 10.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ALBANIA, SHORT TERM OBSERVERS MISSIONS
Where and when: Republic of Albany, 29 June – 6 July 2005
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to organize the participation of six Short Term Observers to the Election Monitoring Mission for the Parliamentary elections in Albania.
Funding institution: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

MACEDONIA, SHORT TERM OBSERVERS MISSIONS
Where and when: Republic of Macedonia, 9 – 15 March 2005
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to organize on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs the participation of five Short Term Observers to the Election Monitoring Mission for the Municipal elections in Macedonia.
Funding institution: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

NETWORK OF EUROPEANS FOR ELECTORAL AND DEMOCRACY SUPPORT
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 6 – 11 December 2005; 5 – 8 June 2003
Aim: the network was aimed at providing participants with tools on EU policy towards election observation, in order to respond to the professional needs of the European Commission, as it faces ever increasing demands for delivering consistent and credible election observation missions around the globe.
Participants: 41.
Financed by: European Union.

AFGHANISTAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2005: PRE-MISSION TRAINING FOR EU-EOM PERSONNEL
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 27 June – 2 July 2005
Aim: the course was aimed at preparing the already selected members of the European Union Election Observation Mission to serve in Afghanistan for the 2005 Parliamentary Election to perform in proper, professional and well informed manner.
Participants: 75.
Financed by: European Commission and IOM.

ELECTION OFFICERS AND VOTER EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAMME
Where and when: Jordan, 5 – 22 December 2004
Aim: the programme was aimed at training a core group of officers, coming from different sectors of the IECI, on voting and counting procedures and on the voter education topics in order to make them acquainted with the Manual for Polling Officers and with the Voter Education Handbook.
Participants: 94.
Implementing partners: UNAMI and IECI.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

AFGHANISTAN, PRE- MISSION TRAINING COURSE FOR DEMOCRACY AND ELECTIONS SUPPORT MISSION
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 2 – 7 August 2004
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing the personal and professional skills of members of DESM in electoral missions’ issues in order to be best deployed in Afghanistan.
Participants: 30.
Financed by: European Union.

NETWORK OF EUROPEANS FOR ELECTORAL AND DEMOCRACY SUPPORT
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 3 June – 6 June 2004
Aim: the network was aimed at responding to the professional needs of the European Commission, as it faces ever increasing demands for delivering consistent and credible election observation missions around the globe.
Participants: 25.
Financed by: European Union.

AZERBAIJAN, SHORT TERM OBSERVERS MISSIONS
Where and when: Republic of Azerbaijan, 10 – 17 October 2003
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to organize on behalf of the participation of eight Short Term Observers to the Election Monitoring Mission for the Presidential elections in Azerbaijan.
Funding institution: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

SERBIA, FRY AND MACEDONIA, SHORT AND LONG TERM OBSERVERS MISSIONS
Where and when: Republic of Serbia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, August – October 2002
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to organize the participation of 35 Short Term Observers to the Election Monitoring Mission for the Parliamentary Elections in FYR, the participation of 2 Long Term Observers and the participation of 10 Short Term Observers to the Election Monitoring Mission for the Presidential Elections in FRY.
Funding institution: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

SUDAN, LONG TERM ELECTORAL OBSERVER MISSION
Where and when: Nuba Mountain, Sudan, 13 April – 13 June 2002
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to organize the participation of a long term electoral observer in the region of Nuba Mountains in Sudan.
Funding institution: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

EURO-OBSERVERS PILOT COURSES
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 8 – 12 April 2002
Brindisi, Italy, 16-20 September 2002
Aim: the courses were aimed at re-investing each the experience of Italian observers in the field of electoral observation, building on the efforts already carried out by the European Commission to set common standards for international observation missions.
Participants: 30.
Implementing partners: Movimondo, Ucodep and Elex and Media Observatory of Pavia.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

EU-EOP GENERAL LTO TRAINING SEMINAR
Where and when: Pisa, Italy, 12 – 15 October 2001

ELECTORAL MONITORING MISSIONS: ROLE AND DUTIES OF INTERNATIONAL ELECTORAL OBSERVERS
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 16-21 July 2001
Aim: the course was aimed at enabling experts of LTO and STO to operate as short term and long term electoral observers for international organisations and national institutions looking for civilian personnel specifically trained to work on the field, in order to guarantee the correct running of electoral observation missions.
Participants: 25.
Financed by: European Union.

KOSOVO, FOUNDATION TRAINING FOR POLLING STATION COMMITTEES CHAIRPERSON
Where and when: Pristina, Kosovo, July – September 2001
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to collaborate in the planning and implementation of the Foundation Training for Polling Station Committees Chairpersons in Kosovo, in order to design a training curriculum, identify a strategy for the Serb community and implement of training session.
Funding institution: International Foundation for Elections System.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA, ODIHR/OSCE ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION
Where and when: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, November – December 2000
Description: the Scuola was asked to serve as Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the ODIHR/OSCE Election Observation Mission in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Funding institution: ODIHR /OSCE.

AZERBAIJAN, ELECTORAL OBSERVATION MISSION
Where and when: Republic of Azerbaijan, October – November 2000
Description: the Scuola was asked to serve as Parliamentary Liaison Officer and as LTO Co-ordinator to the ODIHR/OSCE Electoral Observation Mission in Azerbaijan.
Funding institution: ODIHR /OSCE.

ELECTORAL OBSERVATION MISSIONS
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, 2000
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to provide consulting services for the organisation of the electoral observation missions in Mozambique, Mexico and Venezuela.
Funding institution: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ELECTORAL OBSERVATION MISSIONS
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, 1999
Description: the Scuola was entrusted to provide consulting services for the organisation of the electoral observation missions in Peru.
Funding institution: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

KOSOVO, TRAINING COURSE FOR UN REGISTRATION OFFICERS
Where and when: Pristina, Kosovo, 18 – 21 October 1999
Aim: the course was aimed at enhancing the knowledge and technical capacities of the UNV personnel to be deployed as Registration Officers in Kosovo.
Participants: 53.
Financed by: United Nations Volunteers Programme.

TRAINING COURSE FOR INTERNATIONAL ELECTORAL OBSERVERS FROM CENTRAL EUROPEAN INITIATIVE MEMBER STATES
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 2 – 7 February 1998
Aim: the course was aimed at training high officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Central European Initiative EI Member States in order to enhance their skills to serve as electoral monitoring operators.
Participants: 28.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS OF ELECTORAL MONITORING
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 23 – 27 November 1998
Aim: the course was aimed at providing the participants with both the legal and political framework of the main electoral systems and electoral observation missions in order to enhance their skills to serve as electoral monitoring operators.
Participants: 16.
Financed by: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ALBANIAN ELECTIONS: TRAINING DAYS FOR ITALIAN OBSERVERS
Where and when: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, 23 – 25 June 1997
Aim: the course was aimed at preparing the Italian contingent of the OSCE Election Monitoring Mission in order to best serve as international electoral observers deployed in Albania.
Participants: 20.
Financed by: Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

WORKSHOP ‘INTERNATIONAL ELECTORAL MONITORING MISSIONS: THE ITALIAN CONTRIBUTION’
Where and when: Pisa, 4 April 1997