European Union

Pre-Election Assessment Mission Report published

7 Feb , 2024  

Brussels, Vienna, 7 February 2024: Election.Watch.EU published its Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) Report and will conduct a comprehensive Election Assessment Mission (EAM) to the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament (EP) elections within the 27 EU Member States (MS).

Ahead of the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament (EP) elections, the Election-Watch.EU PEAM conducted in-person consultations in Brussels between 22 and 24 November 2023 and online meetings during the [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Infographics to inform voters about European Elections

16 May , 2024  

Brussels, 16 May 2024: As the European Parliament’s Communication Partner and with European elections less than a month away, Election-Watch.EU has doubled its voter information efforts, striving to encourage active and informed voter participation across the Union.

As one of its latest outputs as part of the SEEEDS project, Election-Watch.EU has prepared a series of infographics that aim to illustrate, [...]  read more

European Union,General,International

Election Assessment Mission Office in Brussels opened

14 May , 2024  

Brussels, 14 May 2024: The Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission (EAM) to the European Parliament Elections 2024 has set up office in Brussels and is operating a full fledged mission since beginning of May. The Core Team of Experts based in Brussels coordinates the EAM and liaises with EU institutions, European political parties (EUPPs) and civil society organisations (CSOs).

The EAM builds on the strong network of international election observers and experts [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union

Start of Vote Advice Application wahlrechner.at

13 May , 2024  

Vienna, 13 May 2024: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org), together with other civil society organisations (CSO) launched the Vote Advice Application (VAA) Wahlrechner.at for the European Parliament elections, especially for young and first time voters.

Wahlrechner.at is a pilot project initiated by a team of CSOs, besides wahlbeobachtung.org, this includes KohoVolit.eu[...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Focus on human rights based-elections in cities

6 May , 2024  

Brussels/Vienna, 6 May 2024: Election-Watch.EU was invited to contribute to the Webinar “Enhancing Human Rights in Cities with the Right to Vote: The 2024 European Parliament Elections” by the Human Rights Cities Network (HRCN) in collaboration with the Global Parliament of Mayors.

Michael Lidauer of Election-Watch.EU shed light on elections as a human rights practice and raised awareness of different types of elections as well as different electoral stakeholder [...]  read more

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General

Communication Partner for the European Elections 2024

6 May , 2024  

Brussels, 5 May 2024: The European Parliament recognised Election-Watch.EU’s conduct in voter education and its “excellent efforts as a communication partner for the European Elections 2024”.  During an official ceremony European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, General Director Communication Jaume Duch Guillot, and Director Communication Philipp Schulmeister highlighted the importance of the #useyourvote campaign and to motivate [...]  read more

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European Union

Official observer accreditations requested from 27 Electoral Authorities

2 May , 2024  

Brussels, 2 May 2024: The European Commission Directorate General (DG) Justice invited Election-Watch.EU to the European Cooperation Network on Elections (ECNE) meeting to present the focus of the Election Assessment Mission and to request observer accreditations from the 27 EU Member States’ Election Management Bodies. Presentation Election-Watch.EU – ECNE meeting 2 May 2024

Election-Watch.EU has sent an official letter to each of the 27 Election Management [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Strengthening Youth Electoral Engagement

16 Apr , 2024  

Brussels/Vienna, 16 April 2024: On 16 April, a variety of organisations discussed the conditions for youth political participation and exchanged ideas on options of how to better engage young people in the upcoming 6-9 June European Parliament elections.

As part of an introduction to the discussion, Election-Watch.EU presented key facts and figures on young people’s electoral engagement, analysing also barriers to [...]  read more

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European Union,General

ENHANCING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

9 Apr , 2024  

Brussels/Vienna, 9 April 2024: The European Parliament elections are a critical moment in the democratic processes of the European Union, yet historically, young people have been underrepresented in these elections. Despite making up 17% of the EU population, the voice of youth (15-29 year olds) remains significantly marginalized in EU political decision-making processes.

Election-Watch.EU organises a SEEEDS webinar on “Making a difference through electoral participation: [...]  read more

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General

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),  [...]  read more

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