Published Dec. 1, 2016 9:40 AM

NORDEM’s Asgeir Rustad is one of 32 international short term observers that will be deployed throughout Ghana to observe the forthcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections the 7th of December.

Published May 19, 2016 3:04 PM

This thematic paper argues that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has not reached its full potential in fulfilling all parts of its mandate, and that by improving its efforts in dialogue facilitation it would increase its impact on the ground in the conflict area of Eastern Ukraine.

Read more about the author's experience working for the SMM 

Published Apr. 19, 2016 10:20 AM

2015 saw the continuation of the crisis in Ukraine, historic events such as the elections in Myanmar and the peaceful transition of power in Nigeria.


Published Mar. 9, 2016 1:52 PM

The new version of the Handbook for European Union Election Observation is now avaiable online.

This third edition provides updated practical guidelines for EU observers and core team. In particular it provides more guidance on voter registration (including use of biometrics), campaign finance, online election-related content, new election technologies and participation of persons with disabilities.

It also brings up to date the functioning of a mission in the field, including on security, deployment and reporting.  

The new handbook can be accessed here.