Austria,International meets with the President of the National Council and the Director of Parliament to discuss electoral reform proposals

17 May , 2018  


Vienna, May 17, 2018. – In a meeting with the President of the National Council Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka and parliamentary Director Dr. 
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Workshop on Electoral Systems and Understanding of Democracy at BHAK Eisenstadt

16 May , 2018  

The team of, together with students of 4th year school classes of the BHAK Eisenstadt, has developed a workshop on elections, democracy and democratic processes entitled “Electoral Systems and the Understanding of Democracy”.

This five-hour, practice-oriented and interactive workshop has now been presented and made accessible to the students of all Burgenland BHS under the patronage of the president of the state parliament, Christian Illedits, in a cooperation [...]  read more


Austrian renown “Journal für Rechtspolitik” publishes recommendations for electoral reforms

2 May , 2018  

A revised and more comprehensive version of the catalog for electoral reforms compiled by (Election-Watch.EU) has now been published by the Journal für Rechtspolitik.

Austria is the host country of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and chaired the OSCE in 2017. Since 2010, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE / ODIHR) has deployed a total of nine election missions to Austria. The OSCE electoral assessment and [...]  read more


President of National Council honors with the Barbara Prammer price

6 Apr , 2018  

Vienna: Every two years, the Association of Austrian Adult Education Centers awards the Barbara Prammer Prize for outstanding work and initiatives in the field of civic education. The Ludo Hartmann Prize Jury and as additional jury member, Mag. Gertraud Diendorfer-Ratzenböck from the Democracy Center Vienna, awarded this prize to the Arbeitsgemeinschaft for their project of the same name. The awards ceremony took place on 5 April 2018 in the premises of Parliament. in [...]  read more


Human Rights Talks Electoral Reform Discussion – Video online

31 Mar , 2018  

Marcelo JENNY (Institut of Political Science, University of Innsbruck), Armin RABITSCH (, Hubert SICKINGER (Institut of State and Political Science, University of Wien), and Melanie SULLY (Go-Governance) discussed how  comprehensive electoral reforms, following a participate process including civil society representatives, could be stipulated.  Moderation: Irene BRICKNER (Der Standard).

The HUMAN RIGHTS TALK was recoreded by  [...]  read more


OSCE/ODIHR publishes findings and recommendations for the 2017 elections

7 Feb , 2018  

The final report of the OSCE / ODIHR Election Assessment Mission to the parliamentary elections on 15 October 2017 once again confirms that Austria is a solid democracy. However, further improvements are needed to fulfill Austria’s obligations under the OSCE and other international standards for democratic elections.

The Election Assessment Mission, sent by the OSCE/ODIHR (OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights), lists 17 recommendations on how to improve electoral and electoral [...]  read more