Field operations

Most of the OSCE’s staff and resources are deployed in field operations (FOs) in Central Asia, Eastern Europe and South-eastern Europe. FOs are established at the invitation of the host countries and their mandates renewed annually.

The majority of the current OSCE FOs focus on:

  • Good governance

  • The promotion of democratic practices and human rights

  • Free elections

  • The rule of law

  • Conflict monitoring through early warning and prevention

Field operations are described in more detail in Module 2: OSCE Field Operations.