Mr. Patrick Costello accepts to become an Election-Watch.EU Advisory Board Member

8 Apr , 2024  

Brussels, Vienna, 8 April 2024: We are honoured to welcome Mr. Patrick Costello to the Advisory Board of Election-Watch.EU. With his deep knowledge of the European institutions and of election observation Mr. Patrick Costello will provide advice to Election-Watch.EU’s upcoming Election Assessment Mission to the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament elections and beyond.

Mr. Costello served as an EU official for 27 years working in the European Parliament (EP), European Commission and European External Action Service (EEAS) and has served in a number of private offices including those of Chris Patten, Vice-President Margot Wallström (as deputy Head of Cabinet), EP President Josep Borrell (as diplomatic adviser) and Karmenu Vella (as Head of Cabinet). Other jobs have included EEAS head of division for democracy and electoral observation, head of division for the Middle East and deputy to the Chair of the Political and Security Committee. Prior to joining the European Institutions, he worked for the UN in Haiti (MICIVIH) and as an electoral observer in South Africa (UNOMSA). He started his career as a human rights campaigner. He has recently joined the advisory board of the European Partnership for Democracy.

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