First Level's Master Program


International IDEA

International IDEA, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, is a global intergovernmental organization with a mission to support sustainable democracy building by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics. It has 29 Member States representing Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific and Europe. It is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has offices worldwide including in Addis Ababa, Brussels, The Hague and New York. International IDEA is a Permanent Observer to the UN. International IDEA ’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change.

MEPA is based on the Model Curriculum of the Master in Electoral Policy and Administration developed by an international expert group convened by International IDEA in early 2013 to discuss post-graduate studies in electoral processes. Bringing together both academic and practice-oriented perspectives, the MEPA Model Curriculum has been designed to cover all important aspects of the electoral process. It thus represents a valuable resource for all educators and students of elections as well as for academic curriculum designers and post-graduate course instructors. Further, in light of the ever changing challenges and of the continuous evolution of new trends and policies within this specific sector of public administration, the Model Curriculum has been developed as a living resource to be used in academic programmes and to promote the creation of an online academic network.

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