Election day - one day online workshop

September 25, 2023


Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland
Secretary General of the Council of Europe in September 2009-2019
Givi Gigitashvili
Research Associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab

One of the many rights of citizens of democratic countries is voting. Voting to choose your members of parliament, the president, or decide on important issues such as leaving or staying in the EU. In today’s world even local elections can have global implications, so it is of utmost importance to learn more about the process.

That’s why we have decided to introduce a special one-day workshop dedicated to elections.

It will be organized fully in English on Zoom. Each training will last 3 hours and will also include a short coffee break. The training will take place on Monday, September 25th, during working hours, based on CET.

During the first part, you will have a chance to learn more about election observation missions around the world from an expert working in the OSCE and in the EU. Ambassador Urszula Gacek has been the Head of many OSCE Election Observation Missions including the U.S., France, Albania, and most recently Uzbekistan. She will talk about the challenges that democracies face today, what it takes to become an election observer, and what her experience is like working on election affairs.

During the second part, you will hear from Givi Gigitashvili who works for Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab on capacity building against foreign meddling into elections. We have seen many times the threat of disinformation and foreign meddling in conducting a free and fair election, it is necessary to understand some key methods used by hostile actors and how to protect ourselves against them.

Since the Polish parliamentary elections are right around the corner, some cases discussed might relate to Poland, but the training is open to a wide audience.

The classes will take place online, through Zoom.

120 € (includes VAT) or 500 PLN (zawiera VAT)

The registration fee includes:

  • participation in the training

  • workshop materials

  • certificate

The bank information:
Tax No. (NIP): 951-22-32-356
Bank: ING (ING Bank Śląski Oddział w Warszawie, Address: Malczewskiego 45, 02-622 Warszawa, Poland)

Account no/IBAN: PL 61 1050 1025 1000 0090 8000 8650 (in EUR)
Account no/IBAN: PL 31 1050 1025 1000 0090 8133 9351 (in PLN)

Please be sure to include the transfer title in the following format:
Cost option: OUR

Each participant will receive an online certificate upon completion of the workshop.