MEPA objectives

Objectives

This Programme has three fundamental objectives:

1) To offer advanced preparation to those individuals interested in pursuing a career as professional in the field of electoral policy and administration and those already working in this field;

2) To respond to a global, structural demand for qualified electoral administrators;

3) To reduce the gender gap in electoral administration by contributing to strengthen women’s role in this sector, including in senior positions.

The Programme focuses on the development of “electoral professionals”, that is, professionals who share a common set of norms, behavioral standards, and qualifications to assume specific roles and responsibilities in the area of electoral policy and administration.

Responding to a global, structural demand for qualified electoral professionals, the Programme offers a systematic and comprehensive approach to the professional development of those enrolled and places particular emphasis on the importance of advancing equal career opportunity for men and women.