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

Austria,European Union,International

Covid-19 & Elections in Europa

30 Apr , 2020  

Vienna, 30 April 2020: The United Nations have called the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the biggest international crisis in generations. As the number of infected people began to mount rapidly, governments across Europe put in place a variety of measures to contain the spread of the virus. Many of these measures reflect how emergency situations can impact the safeguarding of fundamental rights and democratic practices.

In mid-April, Election-Watch.EU [...]  read more

Austria,General

Social Media Monitoring results of 2019 Austrian snap elections published

4 Feb , 2020  

Vienna, 4 February 2020: With the lead of wahlbeobachtung.org and in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and MEMO98, an international team was put together to analyze the election campaign on social media channels during the early parliamentary elections 2019 in Austria.

The implementation in Austria was carried out in close cooperation with the Vienna Data Science Group Data4Good and the [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Debate about electoral reforms in the EU Parliament stimulated by Election-Watch.EU’s findings and recommendations

28 Jan , 2020  

Brussels, 28 January 28 2020: The Constitutional Committee of the European Parliament (AFCO) invited Election-Watch.EU to present its Election Assessment Mission’s findings and recommendations to the Members of the European Parliament. Former European Parliament President and current Constitutional Committee Chairperson Antonio Tajani introduced Election-Watch.EU.

The presentation of Election-Watch.EU’s Election Assessment Mission’s [...]  read more

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Austria,International

Conference on the Participation of Women, National Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in electoral processes in Albania

22 Jan , 2020  

Tirana/Vienna, 21/22 January 2020: The OSCE Office on Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) invited Election-Watch.EU to contribute to the conference „Participation of Women, National Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Elections and Electoral Follow-up“ in Tirana, Albania. Armin Rabitsch and Michael Lidauer shared experiences and lessons learned from their civil [...]  read more

Austria,International

Possible cooperation of Election-Watch.EU with partners in Albania

7 Dec , 2019  

Tirana/Vienna, 7. December 2019: Election-Watch.EU met with Albanian national authorities, civil society organisations and international support organisations during a mission to Tirana between 5 and 7 December, to understand possible needs regarding the conduct of elections and ongoing democratic reforms. Following the last round of parliamentary elections in 2017 and local elections in 2019, Albanian stakeholders are currently undertaking an open-ended electoral [...]  read more

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,European Union,General,International

Expert Meeting to discuss disinformation in elections

19 Nov , 2019  

Prague, 19 November 2019: At the invitation of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), 20 electoral experts met in Prague to discuss the risks of disinformation in elections and possible countermeasures. The special focus of the event was the communication via social media, disinformation and election integrity, especially in countries of Central and Eastern Europe.


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