European Union,International

Exchange with EU Election Management Bodies about reform recommedations

3 Dec , 2019  

Brussels, 27.11.2019: Election-Watch.EU was invited to present the findings and recommendations of its Election Assessment Mission (EAM) to the 2019 European Elections at a network meeting of European election management bodies (EMBs) at the European Commission in Brussels. Michael Lidauer presented the background, objectives, key findings and recommendations of the EAM, which was the first comprehensive, civil-society based election observation exercise at European level.

 

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Austria

What motivates polling staff members?

7 Nov , 2019  

University of Vienna and wahlbeobachtung.org / Election-Watch.EU undertake joint research study with the support of all political parties represented in parliament with the aim to strengthen electoral practices in Austria.

Political parties are increasingly encountering difficulties in finding interested and motivated citizens to take on the role as polling station commission member. Wahlbeobachtung.org / Election-Watch.EU has been advocating to open the system of polling [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,General

Panel discussion about social media monitoring in Austria

21 Oct , 2019  

Vienna, 21 October 2019

What is the impact of social media on civil society at large, and elections in particular? Should we monitor this, and if yes, how?

Vienna Data Science Group  [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,International

European Parliament Elections 2019: Election-Watch.EU EAM Final Report with 16 recommendations

16 Sep , 2019  

Brussels, 16 September 2019: For the first time, European Parliament elections were observed by a comprehensive citizen-led Election Assessment Mission (EAM) with 28 national chapters, comprising 65 international election experts and observers, as well as eight like-minded citizen election observer organisations. The Mission focused on specific areas to evaluate the coherence of the EU Member States’ electoral processes. These areas included the right to vote and [...]  read more

European Union,General

Interview with the EU Reporter

29 May , 2019  

Following the press conference, Michael Lidauer from Election-Watch.EU was interviewed by the EU Reporter. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlrLHdWG1Dg

European Union

Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission releases preliminary statement at Press Conference in Brussels

28 May , 2019  

Election-Watch.EU held a press conference on Tuesday, 28 May at 11.00 hours at the Press Club Brussels Europe to present its preliminary findings and conclusions of the Election Assessment Mission to the European Parliament Elections 2019.

Election-Watch.EU was joined by Rast’o Kužel from MEMO98, a specialist media-monitoring organization known for its research of media during elections. MEMO98  [...]  read more

European Union

Election-Watch.EU spoke in front of the European Parliament

26 May , 2019  

Brussels, 26 May 2019: Election-Watch.EU was invited by AEGEE to present its work with young and first time voters in Austria as part of the European Elections Night for partner organisations of the European Parliament. Michael Lidauer presented the project „Young voters meet candidates for the European elections“ – in the context of the European Youth Week, Election-Watch.EU held workshops at schools in several Austrian provinces. The participating [...]  read more

International

Press Conference on 28 May: Election-Watch.EU presents Preliminary findings and conclusions of the Election Assessment Mission to the European Parliament Elections 2019

25 May , 2019  

For the first time, the European Parliament elections are comprehensively assessed by an election observation mission. Election-Watch.EU will hold a press conference to present the Mission’s preliminary findings and conclusions, at 11:00 hours, on Tuesday 28 May, at the Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, in Brussels.

Election-Watch.EU will be joined by MEMO98[...]  read more

International

Opening of Election Assessment Mission to the European Parliament Elections 2019

9 May , 2019  

Brussels, 9 May 2019: The election observation project Election-Watch.EU set up office in Brussels today to conduct a European Union (EU) wide Election Assessment Mission (EAM). The EAM is comprised of an EAM Coordination Team and National Chapters in 28 EU Member States, with about 50 committed international election experts and observers as well as citizen election observer organisations across the EU.

Rationale

New challenges stemming from anti-democratic developments [...]  read more