RSI StayOn: Political Campaigning during COVID-19 Pandemic


What kind of challenges does COVID-19 pose for political campaigning? How it changes its format, substance and priorities? Will the usual campaigning methods and techniques become obsolete? How to approach voters through digital means? How should we structure digital communication?  And eventually, is it ethical to run elections in times of crisis, or should political campaigning come to a halt during pandemic? 

Together we will search for answers to these and many other dilemmas pertaining to “crisis” campaigning. Join us on ZOOM platform for another round of discussions (in English) within the framework of RSI StayOn project. Our next talk is scheduled for Monday 30 March 2020, 17h CET  and will feature the insight of industry expert and our longtime friend and speaker Tomislav Damnjanovic. 

Tomislav has 20 years of professional experience in campaign strategy development, consultancy and management. He carries out training for many European, Asian, Middle Eastern and African political parties. He is the owner and CEO of ‘A Media’, a company specializing in strategic decision-making, crisis and classic PR management with various companies in the Balkan region. He is also the  owner of ‘Mandate’ that work on political campaigns and E DREAM – IT company working in software development. For the last 15 years he has been working as trainer and lecturer for many international organisations, such as NDI, IRI, US Aid, IREX, Robert Schuman institute, Jarl Hjalrmarson Foundation, KAS, KIC, PYPA, WFD in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. His main areas of expertise include: strategic planning, campaign strategy, campaign planning, message crafting, public appearance, qualitative and quantitative research for political parties and their campaigns, party organization, door-to-door campaigns, volunteer mobilization and political campaigning through online platforms and social media. 

Should you wish to take part in the upcoming discussion please fill in the registration form. 

The REGISTRATION DEADLINE is 29 March (Sunday), 22h CET.

A confirmation and Zoom meeting code will be sent to your mailbox by Monday 12h CET. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the responsible project manager Evgenia Jarabik at  Looking forward to see you all in our chat room!