European Union,International

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

18 Dec , 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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Austria,European Union,International

wahlbeobachtung.org supports youth participation in the Albanian electoral process 

6 Oct , 2020  

Vienna/Tirana, 6 October 2020: Wahlbeobachtung.org, in partnership with the Albanian Young Professionals Network (YPN), has developed a workshop for young and first-time voters, which will take place between 1 and 5 December 2020. The workshop is dedicated to a young generation who is interested in learning more about elections in European comparison and wants to get actively engaged.

As a result of political disputes and compromises, an electoral reform process is [...]  read more

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European Union,General

Election-Watch.EU shared recommendations for elections under Covid-19 with EU Member States

25 Sep , 2020  

Brussels/Vienna, 25 September 2020: Election-Watch.EU was invited by the European Commission to share the findings and recommendations of its Rapid Assessment on Covid-19 and Elections in Europe with the European Cooperation Network on Elections, which assembles representatives of election management bodies from the EU Member States.

In April 2020, Election-Watch.EU has conducted a Rapid Assessment [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Contribution on electoral reforms to the European Democracy Action Plan

16 Sep , 2020  

Election-Watch.EU contributed to a comprehensive input paper on the European Democracy Action Plan coordinated by the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD). 

In addition a joint statement with 5 demands for the European Democracy Action Plan was drafted and endorsed by a coalition of 46 organisations working on democracy, human rights, [...]  read more

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General

Online Expert Forum on Planning Election Observation during the Pandemic

21 Jul , 2020  

Bukarest/Vienna/Online, 20 July: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) was invited to speak at the Expert Forum online debate on planning election observation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose of the international event organised by the Expert Forum (EFOR) was to exchange experience and good practice on how to [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,International

Monitoring of Election campaigning on social media networks

30 Jun , 2020  

Election-Watch.EU contributed to a pilot project to monitor the usage of social media during electoral campaigns. Democracy Reporting International (DRI) led the project with contributions from MEMO 98 and the financial support of NEF-Civitates. 

Under this project, five social media monitoring projects were carried out by teams from Election-Watch.EU (Austria), Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE – IUL) – Media Lab (Portugal), Political Accountability [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union

Invitation to Online Training in Portugal

4 Jun , 2020  

Lisbon/Vienna, 4 June 2020: wahlbeobachtung.org / Election-Watch.EU was invited to contribute to the online training course of VoteDHr. The Portuguese training program for elections, democracy and human rights of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra took place online due to the Covid-19 situation. Michael Lidauer explained the work of wahlbeobachtung.org in Austria and provided [...]  read more