Erik Asplund

Programme Officer
Elections, Democracy Assessment and Analysis


Erik Asplund is a Programme Officer in the Electoral Processes Programme, International IDEA. He is currently managing the Global Overview of COVID-19: Impact on Elections project. Other focus areas include Electoral Risk Management, Financing of Elections and Training in Electoral Administration with an emphasis on BRIDGE and Electoral Training Facilities.

In terms of BRIDGE, Asplund is an accredited workshop facilitator and curriculum writer. He also worked as the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network Coordinator from 2015 until 2016. He has worked directly with over two dozen election management bodies and civil society organizations in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia on various electoral capacity development projects.

Asplund has also worked with the Democracy Assessment and Analysis Programme with a focus on the State of Democracy and State of Local Democracy citizen-led democracy assessments. Before joining International IDEA, he worked for Tostan in the Gambia on Democracy and Human Rights projects. He has also worked for several think tanks including the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Asplund joined International IDEA in 2009. 

Master’s in International Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. B.Sc. Economics, Stockholm University, Sweden. B.A. Modern History, Economic History and Politics, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
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Stockholm, Sweden