European Union,General

SEEEDS Project Kick-Off Webinar with “Equality and Inclusion in the European Elections”

1 Feb , 2023  

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.

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European Union,General

Start of SEEEDS Project with Webinar Series

10 Jan , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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European Union,International

EPD’s annual conference focused on pressing democracy topics

22 Jun , 2022  

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. [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Disinformation in the digital age

20 May , 2022  

Tartu, 20 May 2022Election-Watch.EU was invited to participate in the Conference on disinformation in the digital age on the online spread of disinformation and misinformation and the counter measures, hosted by the University [...]  read more

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European Union,General

Launch of comparative study of persons with disabilities’ rights in European elections

16 May , 2022  

Brussels, 16 May 2022: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org), together with the civil society organisation European Disability Forum (EDF) conducted a comparative study about [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union,General,International

Presentation of persons with disabilities’ electoral rights study across Europe

20 Apr , 2022  

Brussels, 20 April 2022: Election-Watch.EU conducted a comparative study about persons with disabilities’ suffrage and accessibility rights within the 27 EU Member States for the 6th Human Rights Report of the European Disability Forum (EDF).  The results of the study will be published, presented and discussed in a Webinar on Monday, 16 May 2022. Those interested can register here for the zoom webinar.

The European Parliament elections take place every five years [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union

Reform of polling station committees?

20 Apr , 2022  

Vienna, 20 April 2022: As part of the action days for citizenship education, wahlbeobachtung.org and Zentrum polis organise an event to discuss the reform of the polling station committees  with representatives of the Vienna provincial electoral authority, the Association of Cities and the teaching profession.

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

Venue: BMBWF Fencing Hall, Freyung 5, 1010 Vienna

Registration required either by [...]  read more

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European Union,International,Ukraine

Joint Statement in support of Ukraine

1 Mar , 2022  

Election-Watch.EU – wahlbeobachtung.org is a signatory of the Joint Statement of the Global Democracy Coalition

We are again witnessing just how dangerous autocrats and their regimes can be. The Kremlin has for decades trampled on the rights and freedoms of its own citizens and is now attacking peace and democracy beyond its own borders, attempting to topple the Ukrainian Government by force.      

Democracy organizations from around the [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Election Management Bodies in European Comparison

12 Jan , 2022  

Vienna, 12 January 2022: Election management bodies (EMBs) can be classified according to different criteria; their composition is one of them. Recent studies emphasize, however, that the organisational structure of EMBs is more complex than their classification, arguing that common typologies fail to capture the full range of EMB designs.

Most EMB typologies pertain to composition and recruitment at the top-level, and not at the level of sub-ordinate commissions and [...]  read more

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