The Global Campus of Human Rights avails itself of a wide range of experts who have trained more than 550 future international electoral observers in the past ten years.
In addition, among the pool of experts, presentations have been included by representatives from sending authorities who have given their support to the training course:
Marie-Hélène Enderlin, Programme Manager at Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), European Commission
Niva Marziali, Officer at the General Directorate for Political and Security Affairs, CFSP-CSDP Unit, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Focal Point
Raul Muresan, ODIHR Support to Electoral Reforms in the Western Balkans Project Co-ordinator
Wyatt James Schierman, Programme associate at The Carter Center
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) and in Ecuador as Country Director for a TA program focused on cybersecurity.
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.
Programme Manager at Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), European Commission
Marie-Hélène Enderlin, a French-Hungarian national, lawyer by profession, joined the EU institutions in 2000. Since then, she served in various EU Delegations, working on the accession of Lithuania and Croatia and managing cooperation programmes in justice and home affairs in Tunisia (2010-2018).
The last 5 years she has been working in Brussels at the Service for Foreign Policy Instrument (FPI), in the Unit on Security Policy Operations and Election Observation. She managed more than 15 EU Election Observation Missions in Africa, Middle-East, Latin America and South East Asia. In cooperation with EEAS and EODS, she also contributed to drafting of the Ethical Guidelines to the Code of conduct for EU Election Observers (2022).
Election Observation Expert
Charlemagne Gomez has a degree in European Law and a masters degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from EIUC. She has a second masters degree in Evaluation of public policies and programmes in Madrid with a specialisation in gender responsive evaluations.
She has over 20 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, Sierra Leone 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 and is currently undertaking a meta evaluation of the United Nations Trust Fund on Violence against women.
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 organisations working on these issues.
Alessandro Gori has a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy) and received specialisation courses in journalism in France, Spain, Finland and Japan.
Since 1994, he worked for two decades as an independent journalist. Since 2001, Alessandro has participated as Long-Term Observer in around twenty electoral observation missions with the European Union and the OSCE/ODIHR, especially in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.
He was media and social media analyst in the EU Expert Mission to El Salvador 2021 and he was a press officer for the EU EOMs in Honduras 2013 and 2021, Tunisia 2014, El Salvador 2018 and 2019, Peru 2020, Lebanon 2022 and most recently in Paraguay 2023.
International Consultant on Elections and Technology
Ronan has worked with elections management bodies in developing and post-conflict countries on four continents for over twenty years. He has participated in regional and global electoral support initiatives and has contributed to many publications and competence development efforts.
He has developed and delivered voter registration, election results and poll-worker management systems. He has helped elections management bodies and their international partners to specify, develop, procure, deploy, secure and support a variety of technologies, including biometrics, in support of electoral processes, particularly voter registration and results management systems.
He was lead author of a joint EU/UNDP publication on results management systems. He co-authored "Pakistan's Internet Voting Experiment", which was Best Paper – Practitioner Track at the 2019 eVoteID conference, Bregenz, Austria. In 2022, he was a member of a team conducting research for the European Union on the cost of elections procurement. He is lead author on a soon-to-be-published USAID guide on cybersecurity and election results managements systems. Until February 2022, he lived in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Support to Electoral Reforms in the Western Balkans Project Co-ordinator
Raul Muresan is a Romanian national and holds a degree in Sociology. He has 20+ years of field and HQ progressive career in electoral assistance, observation and operations in 25 countries with UN, OSCE, EU and ODIHR.
This includes 25 ODIHR election observation missions as Deputy Head of Mission, Team Leader, Election Analyst and Long-term Observers Co-ordinator, and Election Adviser in ODIHR Headquarters.
Additional experience includes civil affairs and democratic governance for UN and CSOs, as well as journalism. Since 2017, he has been co-ordinating the ODIHR project Support to Electoral Reforms in the Western Balkans.
Dr. Magnus Öhman has worked on anti-corruption and political finance issues in more than 45 countries since the 1990s, specializing in effective disclosure and oversight, sustainable solutions for transparency and accountability, and reducing abuse of state resources and political corruption.
He has researched both country and macro-level trends and practices and assisted legislators, oversight institutions, civil society, media outlets, and political parties.
He is the lead author of the Building Resources in Democracy, Governance, and Elections (BRIDGE) curriculum module on political finance. Öhman also wrote the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Vote for Free: a Global Guide for Citizen Monitoring of Campaign Finance, and he steered the development of Oversight, Toolkit for Political Finance Institutions.
The Carter Center
Wyatt James Schierman
Wyatt James Schierman is a program associate at The Carter Center. He interned at The Center in 2018, and later returned as an election observation mission assistant in Tunisia (2019) and Guyana (2020).
In addition to his experience with the Center, Schierman has monitored elections in Ukraine with CANADEM and has completed a fellowship in international development in Ghana. He also has professional experience in political campaigning, communications, sustainability, and environmental education.
In his free time, Schierman is a freelance political writer and pens a biweekly column for a Canadian online news site. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Calgary.