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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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?
Bratislava, 19 September 2019: As part of a project funded by Civitates, Democracy Reporting International and MEMO 98 have been further developing methods for monitoring social media in elections. As part of the project, civil society organizations in Austria, Portugal, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia were supported to monitor the respective election campaigns [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]