Michael Lidauer (Austria) started to work in international peacekeeping and peace building with the OSCE Mission to Georgia in 2003. At the same time, he started to be involved in election observation with OSCE/ODIHR in the South Caucasus, followed by several EU EOMs as STO and LTO in sub-Saharan Africa and in South and Southeast Asia. He was on the EU EOM Core Team in Sudan in 2010 and with ANFREL in Thailand in 2011. Michael has been following the political transition in Myanmar, both academically and as a consultant for international organisations, and was the IFES Senior Elections & Conflict Advisor between 2014 and 2016. More recently, he also works in Europe with OSCE/ODIHR. Together with colleagues, he has founded the Austrian citizen observer and electoral reform advocacy group wahlbeobachtung.org and has launched the initiative Election-Watch.EU to observe the 2019 European elections. Michael was the IPT Coordinator at the ASPR between 2007 and 2009 and enjoys returning to facilitate the Specialisation Course on Election Observation and Assistance. He holds a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology with specialisation on Southeast Asia from the University of Vienna.