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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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,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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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

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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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