European Union,International

Invitation to the OSCE Conference on Media Freedom

17 May , 2021  

Stockholm, 18 – 19 May 2021: The OSCE Chairperson-in Office and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media invited Election-Watch.EU to the panel on the role of the media in the democratic process, including elections at the Stockholm Conference on Media Freedom in the OSCE Region (on Wednesday, 19 May 2021, at 14.15 CET). Armin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU presented the recommendations [...]  read more

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European Union,General

Are Albanian elections meeting European standards?

23 Apr , 2021  

Vienna, 23 April 2021: The coming Sunday will be decisive for Albania’s further path into the EU. The negotiations are not only determined by election day, but by the assessment of the overall process. Eight civil society organizations have been registered for election observation in Albania. The OSCE / ODIHR has also been observing the elections, and first impressions will be announced on Monday.

wahlbeobachtung.org, conducts young voter education projects in [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Policy paper on AI and Freedom of Expression in Elections

13 Apr , 2021  

Vienna, 13 April 2021: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other forms of automation have a rapidly increasing impact on how citizens access and share information, especially through social media networks and online platforms. These platforms use AI as part of highly complex and opaque systems to curate content, resulting in significant impact on Freedom of Expression that is, however, poorly understood. 

Jointly with VDSG / data4good  Election-Watch.EU tackled this issue from two sides:

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European Union,International

Young voter education workshop launch in Albania

3 Mar , 2021  

Vienna/Tirana, 3 March 2021: Election-Watch.EU has launched its workshop “Active Youth in the Electoral Process” in partnership with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Albania. The workshop is dedicated to enhance the knowledge and skills of a young generation of Albanian voters to get engaged in the electoral process ahead of parliamentary elections on 25 April in a non-partisan manner. It includes learning [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,General

Release of the Vienna Municipal Elections Assessment Report

24 Jan , 2021  

Vienna, 24 January 2021: On the occasion of elections in Vienna in October, Election-Watch.EU undertook an assessment of the Viennese Municipal and District Elections under the Conditions of Covid-19. The report, which is based on expert interviews, web-based research and the appraisal of questionnaires, [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Presenting at the RECONNECT Virtual Workshop – The European Elections and Beyond

18 Dec , 2020  

Vienna, 18 December 2020: Election-Watch.EU presented the findings and recommendations of the Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission to the 2019 European Parliament elections at the RECONNECT Virtual Workshop – The European Elections and Beyond on 18 December 2020. RECONNECT is a four-year academic multidisciplinary research project of 18 academic partner institutions from 14 countries, which seek to understand the recent challenges to the EU and find solutions for it.

European Union,International

Panel discussion about ensuring integrity of democratic discourse online

20 Oct , 2020  

Brussels, 20 October 2020: Election-Watch.EU participated in an online discussion panel organised by Carnegie Europe, European Movement, European Partnership for Democracy and Democracy Reporting International to share its social media monitoring experience  and discuss online electoral integrity.

European Democracy Group: Civil Society Series; 20 October 2020

The panel of kick-off speakers included Marie-Hélène Boulanger, Head of Unit, Union Citizenship [...]  read more

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Austria,General

Assessment of municipal elections in Vienna under Covid-19 conditions

16 Oct , 2020  

Vienna, 16 October 2020: wahlbeobachtung.org conducted an assessment of the 11 October municipal elections in Vienna and the appropriateness of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, under the aspect of international human rights standards. The study was based on desk research and interviews with the Vienna municipal election office, the election office of the Ministry of Interior, municipal health authorities, electoral staff, political parties, [...]  read more

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