ECES is a member of the consortium that implements the 'Electoral Observation Democracy Support (EODS II)” project. EODS aims to contribute to the consolidation of a consistent methodology for EU Election Observation Missions, in line with relevant international and regional standards for democratic Elections. EODS II also focuses on strengthening EU observers’ capabilities, through the development of a common EU approach. In addition to that, the project aims to strengthen the election observation capacity and methodology of regional organisations and networks. Among others, the main activities of the EODS II project will be to further develop methodological and training tools; to address new challenges for EU EOM methodology; to carry out studies/researches on election topics and methodological issues. EODS II will ensure targeted briefings for EU EOMs Core Teams and for potential Chief Observers (COs) and for EU Delegation officers and will provide Support/advise mechanism to EU EOMs. Furthermore, the project will provide assistance and advice on the communication, outreach and visibility strategy for EU EOMs and it will establish regular and close cooperation with other international or regional organisations and networks. EODS’ experts provided by ECES and the Osservatorio di Pavia have long-standing and consolidated experience in elections; therefore, they will ensure a complementary pool of know-how for an holistic and multifaceted project implementation. The lead technical backstopping of the project’s 3 years is ensured by ECES.