Long-term Observers Training
On 17th, 18th and 19th of May 2015, CFFESD organized, in Tirana, three one days' sessions for training the Long term Observers (LTOs). The training sessions conducted based on the manual prepared for this activity. 95 LTOs appointed to follow the work of the Commissions of the Electoral Administration Zones and the general electoral situation in each EAZ. The monitoring process will be based in two main LTOs forms: the main questionnaire and the critical incidents forms. Both forms are based on the international standards of the election monitoring process.
The LTOs team of CFFESD had to sign a pledge of neutrality and was given a code of conduct to which they have to adhere when observing. Subsequent refresher training will be given to any LTO that need it on the job. The training covered as well a very important part, which is the online reporting, and the strict deadlines for reporting, every Friday evening till 11 PM, starting from 22nd of May 2015 till 19th of June 2015. The primary objective of the online platform is to assist CFFESD in the data collection process.