Austria,General

Election observation and young voter education

31 Mar , 2022  

Vienna, 31 March 2022: Election-Watch.EU was asked to contribute an article on the subject of “Election Observation in Austria” to the new issue of polis aktuell on elections / voting, a magazine for teachers. With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools offers teaching materials to support [...]  read more

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European Union,International,Ukraine

Joint Statement in support of Ukraine

1 Mar , 2022  

Election-Watch.EU – wahlbeobachtung.org is a signatory of the Joint Statement of the Global Democracy Coalition

We are again witnessing just how dangerous autocrats and their regimes can be. The Kremlin has for decades trampled on the rights and freedoms of its own citizens and is now attacking peace and democracy beyond its own borders, attempting to topple the Ukrainian Government by force.      

Democracy organizations from around the [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Election Management Bodies in European Comparison

12 Jan , 2022  

Vienna, 12 January 2022: Election management bodies (EMBs) can be classified according to different criteria; their composition is one of them. Recent studies emphasize, however, that the organisational structure of EMBs is more complex than their classification, arguing that common typologies fail to capture the full range of EMB designs.

Most EMB typologies pertain to composition and recruitment at the top-level, and not at the level of sub-ordinate commissions and [...]  read more

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General

Contribution to the Global Democracy Coalition Forum

7 Dec , 2021  

Vienna/Brussels, 7 December 2021: Election-Watch.EU was invited to participate in a discussion of members of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) in the context of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum. This global multi-stakeholder coalition for democracy has been gathering in a virtual forum on 7 December 2021 to galvanize a global conversation on democracy [...]  read more

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  

wahlbeboachtung.org 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. wahlbeobachtung.org 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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Austria,General

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 wahlbeobachtung.org 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 (wahlbeobachtung.org) 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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