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EIUC avails itself of a wide range of experts who have trained in the past five years more than 150 future international electoral observers. In addition, we have included among the pool of experts, presentation from representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs who have given their patronage to the training courses.
Extensive experience in international relations particularly focused on electoral Technical Assistance and Electoral Observation worldwide. After his Civil Service as Legal Assistant in an Immigration Center (91-93) and following his Masters Degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Genova, he has coordinated development programmes in Bosnia Herzegovina (1997-1999) and emergency relief projects in Albania.
He has supervised elections and provided technical assistance for the OSCE in Kosovo and for IFES in South Sudan by providing coaching to the Electoral Management Bodies, to the local political parties and the local NGOs in caring on civic and voter education. He was Head of the OSCE Antifraud Unit during the 2004 general Assembly election. On behalf of the EU he has observed several electoral cycles in Africa, Asia, Central and South America covering different position and roles, as an Observer and as member of the Core Team.
A French citizen, Delphine has been working with elections since 2000. Since then, she has observed or assessed around 30 electoral processes and electoral reforms in North and South America, Europe, the Caucasus, South East Asia, Africa and in the MENA region where she resides since 2007, gathering a deep electoral expertise. Delphine was deputy head of mission in election observation missions in Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Latvia and Italy, for the EU, the OSCE/ODIHR, or the Carter Center, team leader in various Expert Missions, and is specialised in legal, political and electoral analysis. An experienced trainer, Delphine designed and delivered numerous trainings for international as well as for domestic observers.
Charlemagne Gomez has a degree in European Law and a masters degree in Human Rights and Democratization from EIUC. She is currently finalizing a second masters degree in Evaluation of public policies and programs in Madrid.
She has over 15 years experience of working in democracy and gender mainly in a post-conflict setting. She has participated in over 25 election observation missions both as an observer as well as a core team member for the EU, OSCE, the Carter Center and a Dutch NGO.
She has also provided technical assistance to the Electoral Commissions of Afghanistan and South Sudan, the Human Rights Commission in South Sudan and worked as a Gender and Legal Advisor to the National Parliament of Timor-Leste. Since 2013 she has worked as freelance consultant, conducting trainings on election observation, female political participation and carries out evaluations of democratic governance projects and projects on gender on behalf of the UN, EU and other key international organizations working on these issues.
RMirella has a background in social/political science and for over 20 years has been a media researcher at Osservatorio di Pavia, an Italian institute specialised in media analysis at theoretical and empirical level, which conducts media monitoring projects and analysis on the role of mass media, in particular in the electoral process.
Mirella has been Media Analyst in a number of observation or assessment missions with the OSCE/ODIHR and EU. Mirella has also worked on technical assistance media monitoring projects, most recently in Ghana.
Giacomo Montemarani is a junior diplomat at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. He is assigned to the CFSP/CSDP Unit, where applications of Italian observers are selected and forwarded to the EU Election Observation Missions.
Magnus Ohman has worked with political finance issues since the 1990s with focus on effective implementation, disclosure and public funding systems and sustainable solutions. His practical work includes assistance to legislators, implementing agencies, civil society, media and political parties.
Among others, he has advised the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters at the Australian House of Representatives, the Parliament of Montenegro, the National Election Commission of Liberia and the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan.
Serving as the Director of the Regional Europe Office and Senior Political Finance Advisor for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Dr Ohman has worked with political finance initiatives in over 30 countries, and his writings on political finance have been translated into 16 languages. His research includes both country analyses and macro-level studies of trends and experiences in political finance oversight and related areas.
Dr Ohman was lead writer of the BRIDGE module on political finance and the IFES Political Finance Oversight Handbook, which is part of the Training on Detection and Enforcement curriculum.
He also co-edited the International IDEAFunding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns, and the IDEA database on political finance regulations worldwide. Dr Ohman holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
Konrad Olszewski has been working in the field of elections for 20 years, taking part in election observation missions as well as providing technical assistance and advice in some 40 countries.
He started his professional career in 1990 as a journalist of the first independent Polish newspaper established following democratic reforms.
In 1996, he joined United Nation Volunteers to help organize the first post-war elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also worked with United Nations in Croatia, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tajikistan.
Between 2000 and 2010, he was employed by Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights) as the Election Adviser and the Deputy Head of the Elections Department. Since 2010, he is working as independent consultant/election expert mainly with European Union, OSCE/ODIHR and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.
Daria Paprocka has over 15 years working experience for international organizations such as the United Nations, UNICEF, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the European Union and the Council of Europe.
During that time, she worked inter alia in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine. Dr. Paprocka wrote her PhD thesis on Afghanistan´s political system, capitalizing on the experience she had acquired as a Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan.
Since 2010, Dr. Paprocka has been working as an electoral consultant, participating in a number of election observation missions of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, in her capacity of Political Analyst or Deputy Head of Mission. Dr. Paprocka has also been working for the Council of Europe and the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission), providing advisory support to election management bodies.
Ana Rusu currently serves as Senior Election Adviser with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
Lawyer by background, she occupied since 2003 several positions with the Council of Europe including lawyer to the Groupe of States against Corruption (GRECO), programme manager for the development of a School of Magistrates in Georgia (2004 - 2005), Co-secretary of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors and Secretary of the Lisbon Network in Strasbourg (2006 - 2009), referendaire to the European Social Charter (2009 - 2010) and programme manager for electoral assistance in the countries of Eastern and South Eastern Europe (2012 - 2017).
On behalf of ICON INSTITUTE (Germany) she was also involved in consultancy activities in Kazakhstan in the field of judiciary reform and in Uzbekistan in the field of parliamentary democracy (2010 - 2012).
Ana Rusu holds a master degree in law and a university diploma for administrator of elections from the University Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne. She is fluent in French, Romanian, Russian and English.