From 2000, provision of UK members of OSCE election observation missions was on a competitive bidding basis, with BEWC as the most successful provider.
In 2021, FCDO nevertheless decided to appoint a publicly subsidised and less experienced body as the single supplier with a monopoly covering all observer missions - and at a greater taxpayer cost.
BEWC will therefore no longer be recruiting observers.
We are proud of what we have achieved, of our independence and of our track record in consistently delivering successful missions and value for money while also increasing the range and diversity of observers.
We therefore take this opportunity to give our sincere thanks to all of those who were LTOs and STOs for BEWC and worked so successfully with us. Our best wishes for the future.
BEWC October 2021