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

Austria,European Union,General

Panel discussion about social media monitoring in Austria

21 Oct , 2019  

Vienna, 21 October 2019

What is the impact of social media on civil society at large, and elections in particular? Should we monitor this, and if yes, how?

Vienna Data Science Group  [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,International

European Parliament Elections 2019: Election-Watch.EU EAM Final Report with 16 recommendations

16 Sep , 2019  

Brussels, 16 September 2019: For the first time, European Parliament elections were observed by a comprehensive citizen-led Election Assessment Mission (EAM) with 28 national chapters, comprising 65 international election experts and observers, as well as eight like-minded citizen election observer organisations. The Mission focused on specific areas to evaluate the coherence of the EU Member States’ electoral processes. These areas included the right to vote and [...]  read more

Austria,International

Election-Watch.EU workshop about European elections in preparation to the panel discussion with Austrian top candidates

3 May , 2019  

Eisenstadt, 3 May 2019: In cooperation with Prof. Reinhard Gaul from the HAK Eisenstadt, the team of Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) conducted a European elections workshop with two classes in preparation for the panel discussion with top candidates on 7 May. This workshop took place on the Action Day for Political Education in Burgenland and within the European Youth Week[...]  read more

Austria,International

Pupils and trainees meeting Austrian top EP candidates at the House of the EU/ Vienna on 7 May

2 May , 2019  

Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) in cooperation with the European Parliament (EP) organizes a panel discussion of Austrian top EP candidates with pupils and trainees on the European elections in the House of the EU in Vienna on 7 May.

As part of the discussion, up to 150  pupils and trainees have the opportunity to a direct exchange with top candidates and to address their questions to them. The event will provide an opportunity to broaden personal knowledge [...]  read more

Austria,International

Preparatory civic education workshop with young and first time voters ahead of the 7 May panel discussion

29 Apr , 2019  

Steyr, 29 April 2019: Within the European Youth Week framework Election-Watch.EU held a preparatory democracy workshop with 22 students of the metallic technology class at the vocational school Steyr 1 on 29 April.  The [...]  read more

Austria,International

Election-Watch.EU supports the European Youth Week

25 Apr , 2019  

Vienna, 24 April 2019: Election-Watch.EU will organise workshops to prepare young and first-time voters for the European elections during the European Youth Week. Against the background of international election observation, the participants will discuss the fundamental principles for democratic elections with a human rights perspective and with examples from all around the world, put in the context of European politics.

The participants will have the opportunity to [...]  read more

Austria,International

Memorandum of Understanding with European Parliament signed

24 Apr , 2019  

Vienna, Brussels, 24 March 2019: Following a partnership agreement with the liaison office of the European Parliament in Vienna for joint activities ahead of the European elections 2019 in Austria, Election-Watch.EU has now also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Parliament for activities across Europe. The MoU aims on increasing awareness and participation in the European elections through public outreach activities and to contribute to overall electoral integrity.

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Austria,International

Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) presents voter information at the network conference EUrope in schools

23 Nov , 2018  

On 26 November Election-Watch.EU took part in the conference “EUrope at School”. The event was organized by the network Europe in School, which has been founded by the Representation of the European Commission, the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research and the Liaison Office of the European Parliament in Austria.

At the conference Election-Watch.EU presented its new project Civic Education for Young Voters – Pupils and Apprentices meet Candidates to the European Parliament Elections 2019 that is planned for  Europe Day, 7 May 2019 at the EU House in Vienna in cooperation with the Liaison Office of the European Parliament in Austria. In personal talks as well as with information provided at the Election-Watch.EU info point participants of the conference received further information on the planned project which is also supported by the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria.