EOTP Project: Additional Call for Applications

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EOTP Project: Additional Call for Applications

Belarus Watch, European Humanities University (EHU) and Belarusian Human Rights House in exile in Vilnius (HRH) announce an additional call for applications to participate in «Election Observation: Theory and Practice» (EOTP) project in 2011.

Selected participants will complete a week-long intensive study course in Vilniusdesigned by the prominent Norwegian political scientists with previous experience in numerous international observation missions. Upon the successful course completion participants will receive a certificate of Belarus Watch as well as a special EHU certificate. In addition to the course, they will participate in an international observation mission to elections in one of the European countries as accredited short-term international observers. Dedicated and active participants will be invited on at least one more observation mission of the project.

The course will be held on 19–29 of October.

Potential candidates from NGOs shall:

  • be from 18 to 35 years of age (compulsory);
  • fill out the on-line application form (compulsory);
  • provide a reference from a respected NGO, initiative or civic project, political party. Please, note: references have to be sent separately, directly to the e-mail eotp@eotp.info by the person recommending you (compulsory);
  • exhibit strong civic engagement, be active (compulsory);
  • be members or activists of NGO’s and/or civic initiatives or political parties (compulsory);
  • be able to participate in the training and observation full-time (compulsory);
  • speak and understand English (preferred).

 

Selection criteria:

  • Quality of motivation and results of interviews for selected applicants;
  • High level of civic engagement and interest in election observation inBelarus;
  • Recommendation by a recognized and respected NGO/HR defender/civic activist/politician/political party.

Potential candidates from EHU shall:

  • be currently enrolled in academic programs (BA or MA level) (compulsory);
  • be from 18 to 35 years of age (compulsory);
  • fill out the on-line application form (compulsory);
  • provide a reference from an EHU lecturer (or from another competent person) (compulsory). Please, note: references have to be sent separately, directly to the e-mail eotp@eotp.info by the person recommending you;
  • exhibit strong civic position and interest, be active (compulsory);
  • present official confirmation of good academic standing (preferred) — available in Room 103;
  • be able to participate in the training and observation full-time (compulsory);
  • speak and understand English (preferred).

Selection criteria:

  • Quality of motivation and results of interviews for selected applicants;
  • Active civic position and interest in election observation inBelarus;
  • High academic standing.

Previous experience in election observation both domestic and international is welcome but not necessary.

Application deadline: 14 September 2011. Applications sent after 23:59, 14 September will not be considered.

On-line application form is available at http://eotp.info/application.

All candidates will be informed of the results by 21 September 2011.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (telephone or skype).

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