Austria,European Union,International

Monitoring of Election campaigning on social media networks

30 Jun , 2020  

Election-Watch.EU contributed to a pilot project to monitor the usage of social media during electoral campaigns. Democracy Reporting International (DRI) led the project with contributions from MEMO 98 and the financial support of NEF-Civitates. 

Under this project, five social media monitoring projects were carried out by teams from Election-Watch.EU (Austria), Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE – IUL) – Media Lab (Portugal), Political Accountability [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union

Invitation to Online Training in Portugal

4 Jun , 2020  

Lisbon/Vienna, 4 June 2020: wahlbeobachtung.org / Election-Watch.EU was invited to contribute to the online training course of VoteDHr. The Portuguese training program for elections, democracy and human rights of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra took place online due to the Covid-19 situation. Michael Lidauer explained the work of wahlbeobachtung.org in Austria and provided [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,International

Covid-19 & Elections in Europa

30 Apr , 2020  

Vienna, 30 April 2020: The United Nations have called the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the biggest international crisis in generations. As the number of infected people began to mount rapidly, governments across Europe put in place a variety of measures to contain the spread of the virus. Many of these measures reflect how emergency situations can impact the safeguarding of fundamental rights and democratic practices.

In mid-April, Election-Watch.EU [...]  read more

European Union,General,International

Debate about electoral reforms in the EU Parliament stimulated by Election-Watch.EU’s findings and recommendations

28 Jan , 2020  

Brussels, 28 January 28 2020: The Constitutional Committee of the European Parliament (AFCO) invited Election-Watch.EU to present its Election Assessment Mission’s findings and recommendations to the Members of the European Parliament. Former European Parliament President and current Constitutional Committee Chairperson Antonio Tajani introduced Election-Watch.EU.

The presentation of Election-Watch.EU’s Election Assessment Mission’s [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Exchange with EU Election Management Bodies about reform recommedations

3 Dec , 2019  

Brussels, 27.11.2019: Election-Watch.EU was invited to present the findings and recommendations of its Election Assessment Mission (EAM) to the 2019 European Elections at a network meeting of European election management bodies (EMBs) at the European Commission in Brussels. Michael Lidauer presented the background, objectives, key findings and recommendations of the EAM, which was the first comprehensive, civil-society based election observation exercise at European level.

 

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Austria,European Union,General,International

Expert Meeting to discuss disinformation in elections

19 Nov , 2019  

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.


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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,General,International

Workshop about social media monitoring in elections

19 Sep , 2019  

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 [...]  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