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ERIS Annual Democracy Lecture

ERIS organises an annual lecture in solidarity with those working for democracy around the world. Read, watch and listen to previous lectures here.

Register to be sent updates on missions as they are announced

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The application process for Election Observation Missions is different for OSCE and EU missions. Choose one of the options below to view the process.

EU Missions

Register on the EuropeAid roster

To register on the roster visit the EC’s election observation mission page ( and select ‘Insert CV’ on the right-hand column

  1. Your Roster entry should be as complete and up-to-date as possible. If you are shortlisted by ERIS the EU team will use only your Roster entry to make their final decisions.
  2. Your availability should accord to the time period required
  3. If you have dual citizenship please make sure that the UK is shown as your first or additional citizenship. Your entry cannot be accessed if this is not completed.

Submit Equal Opportunities survey

Complete an equal opportunities survey (link), specifying the mission for which you are applying in the first question.

Selection Process

ERIS will review all applications according to the EU selection criteria and will then provide a shortlist of the required number of candidates to the EU, from which a smaller final list will be created.

Please note that the EU retains final control over observer selection. Shortlisting does not guarantee selection. ERIS will select observers only from those who provide a full EoI. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, it is not possible to contact unsuccessful candidates individually.