Pierre Peytier from France has been involved in election monitoring, management and administration of multiple USAID, OSCE and EU funded democracy building programs since 2014. His career has focused on Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans, in particular work with civil society organizations, political transparency and accountability, and electoral reform projects. He represented Kyrgyz NGO “Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society” in the Governing Board of ENEMO from 2018 to 2022, and was several times Election and Campaign Expert, Political Analyst and Deputy Head of Mission in ENEMO’s 2019-2021 International Election Observation Missions to Ukraine, Moldova, Montenegro and Albania. He was also Head of Mission to ENEMO’s IEOM in Kosovo (2021) and Head of Mission to ENEMO’s IEOM in Serbia (2022).
In 2017, for the first time in Central Asia, in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), he contributed to the implementation of SMS based reporting methodology of short-term observers with the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society. Pierre is the co-creator of the first voter advice application in Central Asia, « Shailoo Suramjeiloo », implemented for the 2015 Kyrgyz parliamentary elections. He has trained international short-term observers for the US Embassy and various European international organizations, as well as Central Asian civil society observation groups performing Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT).
Pierre holds a degree in Law and two degrees in Political Science. His research has focused on post-communist states and democratic transitions, and retrospective voting during economic crisis in Europe.