Course dates:

15 – 20 November 2021

Registration deadline: 29 October 2021

Lecturers and Experts

The Global Campus of Human Rights avails itself of a wide range of experts who have trained more than 400 future international electoral observers in the past seven years. In addition, among the pool of experts, presentations have been included by representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs who have given their patronage to the training course.

Demetrio Lazagna

Training Responsible

Demetrio Lazagna

Extensive experience in international relations particularly focused on Technical Assistance and Electoral Observation worldwide. After his Civil Service as Legal Assistant in an Immigration Center and following his Master Degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Genova, he has coordinated development programmes in Bosnia Herzegovina and emergency relief projects in Albania. He has provided strategic advice and direct technical assistance to National Stakeholders in transitional and sensitive political environments on behalf of EU, OSCE and IFES.

From 2000 he has designed, planned and executed elections observation missions worldwide and contributed to elections operations in the Balkans, West Africa, Middle East and North Arica, Central and South America, Southern Asia, providing managerial support, political analyses and punctual recommendations on reforming to national stakeholders.

He was Head of the OSCE Antifraud Unit during the 2004 General Assembly election. He worked for the foundation (IFES) in South Sudan as referendum adviser (2011) and in Tunis as elections operations adviser to the Libyan EMB (2014-2016).

Most recently, on behalf of EU, he was providing direct Technical Assistance to Electoral Management Bodies, National Civil Registries, Constitutional Assemblies and Civil Society organizations in Tunisia, Libya, Cambodia and Honduras contributing to fostering stakeholders dialogue and promoting institutional reforms based on sustainability and rights.

From 2012 he is the scientific coordinator of training course on International Election Observation at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice.

 
 

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