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Election Observation Project: Call for Applications

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United Centre of Initiatives for Belarus (JuBIC), Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC), European Humanities University (EHU) and Belarusian Human Rights House in Vilnius (HRH) announce a new call for applications to participate in the election observation project in 2010.

Participants will complete a week-long intensive study course in Vilnius designed by the prominent Norwegian political scientists with previous experiences in numerous international observation missions. Upon the successful course completion participants will receive a special EHU certificate and a SILC certificate. In addition to the course, they will participate in an international observation mission in Ukraine on 17 January 2010 as accredited short-term international observers. Dedicated and active participants will be invited on at least one more observation mission in 2010.

Potential candidates shall:

fill out the online application form (compulsory);

be from 18 to 35 years of age (compulsory);

exhibit strong civic engagement, be active and up bit (compulsory);

be members or activists of NGO’s and/or civic initiatives (preferred);

provide a reference from a respected NGO, initiative or civic project (compulsory);

speak and understand English (preferred);

Be able to participate in the training and observation full-time (from 6 - 19 January 2010) (compulsory).

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

Application deadline: 8 November 2009. Applications sent after 24:00, 8 November will not be considered.

Online application form is available at

All candidates will be informed of the results by 15 November 2009.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview (telephone or skype).

Selection criteria:

Quality of motivation letter and results of interviews for selected applicants;

High level of civic engagement;

Recommendation by a recognized and respected NGO/HR defender/civic activist/politician

Proficiency in English language.