London, Vienna, 25 April 2023: Election-Watch has been invited to join a panel discussion on election observation in Western democracies by the Democracy Volunteers on Tuesday, 25 April at 21:30 hours CET.
Election observation has long been seen as a key mechanism for democracy promotion due to the benefits it can have for electoral integrity around the world.
However, the geographical distribution of Election Observation Missions is varied, both globally, and within [...]
2024 EP elections, accountability, citizen led election observation, transparency
Brussels, Vienna, 13 April 2023: The fourth webinar of the SEEEDS project on risks and opportunities in European elections ahead of the 2024 European Parliament elections will take place on Tuesday, 25 April 2023..
There are several risks to the EP elections in 2024, stemming from rule of law problems, limited media freedoms, disinformation and cyber-attacks. But the 2024 elections also represent an opportunity to make the European Union more democratic, such as better [...]
2024 EP elections, citizen led election observation, data protection in elections, election security, EP elections 2024, rule of law
Brussels, Vienna, 31 March 2023: Effective action is essential to protect democracy towards the 2024 European Parliament elections. The recommendations of 46 European civil society organisations (CSOs) for an ambitious “Defence of Democracy Package” contribute to the European Commission’s initiative, and stress the importance of a structured and open civil dialogue. CSOs, [...]
2024 EP elections, citizen led election observation, Defence of Democracy, EP elections 2024
Costa Rica, Brussels, Vienna, 30 March 2023: Election-Watch.EU has been invited to contribute to the Youth Participation Handbook compiled and presented by the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and the European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN) in the context of the Summit for Democracy.
The Youth Participation Handbook, which was officially presented in Costa Rica on 30 March, gathers 25 stories from different types of organisations (governments, intergovernmental [...]
2024 EP elections, inclusion, youth participation in elections
Brussels, Vienna, 28 February 2023: In the framework of the “Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies” (SEEEDS) Project Election-Watch.EU (EW), together with European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) organised a webinar on transparency in European Elections on 28 February 2023.
This webinar provided an overview of the state of knowledge on [...]
European elections, online political advertising, political advertising regulation, transparency, transparency of political campaign
Brussels, 13 February 2023: The Global Cyber Alliance hosted a UK & Western Europe Roundtable discussion for participants to share experienced threats and actionable best practices in global elections security.
The focus was particularly on:
cyber policy, cybersecurity in elections, election security, global elections security
Brussels/Vienna, 1 February 2023: Election-Watch.EU (EW) has successfully launched the SEEEDS project together with partners, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE). SEEEDS – short for Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies – aims on raising awareness about the European elections and bridging the gap between active European citizens and EU decision makers.
Brussels, Vienna, 10 January 2023: The objective of SEEEDS is to strengthen the integrity of the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections in 2024 through more active participation of civil society.
Voter mobilisation is closely linked to the feeling of community belonging; to this regard, transnational partnerships, and networks of active citizens across the EU have the potential to foster EU citizenship-based values. When strengthened, such networks can act at the [...]
accountability, citizen-led election observation, EP elections 2024, equality, transparency
Brussels, 20-22 June 2022: European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) member Election-Watch.EU joined the annual EPD conference from 20 – 22 June 2022 in Brussels. The in-person conference titled “What now? Supporting democracy and improving coordination in a new era” brought together practitioners, academics, and EU policy makers as well as EPD members.
Democracy in the European Union is in a state of flux in the run-up to the 2024 European Parliament elections. [...]
democracy conference, democracy support, EPD, EPD annual conference