Austria,European Union,International

Presentation about social networks at OSCE election seminar

3 Nov , 2021  

Vienna, 2 November 2021: OSCE/ODIHR invited to an election seminar to present its latest publication “Guidelines for Observation of Election Campaigns on Social Networks”. Armin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU presented at this event the main challenges of election campaigns on social networks, gave an overview of upcoming regulations of social networks, and provided key recommendations in safeguarding election campaigns online.

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European Union,General,International

Infosheet about the German federal elections

17 Sep , 2021 created an infographic on the German Bundestag (federal) elections to convey the essential aspects of the elections at a glance. The infographic should help to make it clear who / what is elected and why it is important to take part in the election. has also applied to the Federal Returning Officer for accreditation as a domestic election observer organization. The infographic was created with the help of the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

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Election-Watch.EU retreat in Prague

7 Sep , 2021  

Prague, 3 – 6 September 2021: From 3 to 6 September the Board members of Election-Watch.EU held their annual retreat in Prague to discuss recent achievements and to develop new projects for the period of 2021 – 2022. The agenda included future activities in Austria, such as a presentation of the research study survey on polling staff (in cooperation of and VIECER[...]  read more

European Union,International

Contributions to the “Electoral Integrity Project” Conference 2021

7 Jul , 2021  

Lisbon, 7 July 2021: Election-Watch.EU was invited to contribute two papers to this year’s Conference of the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) which was held online between 5 and 8 July under the title “Delivering Trusted Elections: New Challenges in Electoral Integrity“.

On the one hand, Election-Watch.EU has presented selected findings and recommendations from the 2019 [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Albania civic education project successfully concluded with Covid-19 study

30 Jun , 2021  

Vienna / Tirana, 30 Juni 2021: Election-Watch.EU ( has successfully concluded the project „Civic Education for Youth in Albania and the Western Balkans“, which has been implemented with Young Professionals Network (YPN) and supported by Robert Bosch Foundation since 2020.

In the context of this project, Election-Watch.EU has supported young and first-time voters in their critical engagement with the electoral process around the parliamentary [...]  read more

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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., 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