European Union,General,International

Disinformation in the digital age

20 May , 2022  

Tartu, 20 May 2022Election-Watch.EU was invited to participate in the Conference on disinformation in the digital age on the online spread of disinformation and misinformation and the counter measures, hosted by the University [...]  read more

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Austria,International

Election administration and electoral integrity

17 May , 2022  

Vienna, 17 May 2022: In recent years, election administration has become a subject of intensified debates, raising questions of how to organize elections to ensure electoral integrity. One question concerns who should serve as members of polling station boards, administer election day proceedings, and participate in the vote count. Different models co-exist in modern democracies, with some countries – among them Austria – actively involving the [...]  read more

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European Union,General

Launch of comparative study of persons with disabilities’ rights in European elections

16 May , 2022  

Brussels, 16 May 2022: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org), together with the civil society organisation European Disability Forum (EDF) conducted a comparative study about [...]  read more

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Austria

Discussion to open polling commissions to young voters

4 May , 2022  

Vienna, 4 May 2022: As part of the action days for political education, Election-Watch.EU organized a discussion meeting on civil society participation in elections, hosted by Zentrum Polis. Opportunities of providing access to polling [...]  read more

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Austria,General

Discussion about electoral reforms based on poll worker study

20 Apr , 2022  

Vienna, 20 April 2022: wahlbeobachtung.org is once again initiating a panel discussion with representatives of all parties represented in Parliament to discuss possible electoral reforms. This event, co-organised with the Parliament Directorate, follows the successful electoral reform panel discussion event at Parliament in September 2018.

The poll workers nominated by the campaigning parties are a central part of election administration in Austria. Due to the popularity [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,General,International

Presentation of persons with disabilities’ electoral rights study across Europe

20 Apr , 2022  

Brussels, 20 April 2022: Election-Watch.EU conducted a comparative study about persons with disabilities’ suffrage and accessibility rights within the 27 EU Member States for the 6th Human Rights Report of the European Disability Forum (EDF).  The results of the study will be published, presented and discussed in a Webinar on Monday, 16 May 2022. Those interested can register here for the zoom webinar.

The European Parliament elections take place every five years [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union

Reform of polling station committees?

20 Apr , 2022  

Vienna, 20 April 2022: As part of the action days for citizenship education, wahlbeobachtung.org and Zentrum polis organise an event to discuss the reform of the polling station committees  with representatives of the Vienna provincial electoral authority, the Association of Cities and the teaching profession.

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Venue: BMBWF Fencing Hall, Freyung 5, 1010 Vienna

Registration required either by [...]  read more

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Austria,General

Election observation and young voter education

31 Mar , 2022  

Vienna, 31 March 2022: Election-Watch.EU was asked to contribute an article on the subject of “Election Observation in Austria” to the new issue of polis aktuell on elections / voting, a magazine for teachers. With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools offers teaching materials to support [...]  read more

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European Union,International,Ukraine

Joint Statement in support of Ukraine

1 Mar , 2022  

Election-Watch.EU – wahlbeobachtung.org is a signatory of the Joint Statement of the Global Democracy Coalition

We are again witnessing just how dangerous autocrats and their regimes can be. The Kremlin has for decades trampled on the rights and freedoms of its own citizens and is now attacking peace and democracy beyond its own borders, attempting to topple the Ukrainian Government by force.      

Democracy organizations from around the [...]  read more

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