Policy Paper: „OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Missions: Context, Modus Operandi And Prospects For Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia“

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In this IEP Policy Paper on Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Dr. Matteo Garavoglia argues that Election Observation Missions (EOMs) are a key tool through which OSCE/ODIHR contributes to democracy support in the regions that fall under its mandate. However, while inherently non-partisan in their nature, these missions do not take place in a political vacuum. This paper aims therefore to explore how the technical nature of EOMs fits within the broader strategy for democracy support promoted by OSCE/ODIHR within the political landscape of the countries under its jurisdiction.