European Union,General

Are Albanian elections meeting European standards?

23 Apr , 2021  

Vienna, 23 April 2021: The coming Sunday will be decisive for Albania’s further path into the EU. The negotiations are not only determined by election day, but by the assessment of the overall process. Eight civil society organizations have been registered for election observation in Albania. The OSCE / ODIHR has also been observing the elections, and first impressions will be announced on Monday.

wahlbeobachtung.org, conducts young voter education projects in [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Policy paper on AI and Freedom of Expression in Elections

13 Apr , 2021  

Vienna, 13 April 2021: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other forms of automation have a rapidly increasing impact on how citizens access and share information, especially through social media networks and online platforms. These platforms use AI as part of highly complex and opaque systems to curate content, resulting in significant impact on Freedom of Expression that is, however, poorly understood. 

Jointly with VDSG / data4good  Election-Watch.EU tackled this issue from two sides:

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European Union,International

Young voter education workshop launch in Albania

3 Mar , 2021  

Vienna/Tirana, 3 March 2021: Election-Watch.EU has launched its workshop “Active Youth in the Electoral Process” in partnership with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Albania. The workshop is dedicated to enhance the knowledge and skills of a young generation of Albanian voters to get engaged in the electoral process ahead of parliamentary elections on 25 April in a non-partisan manner. It includes learning [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,General

Release of the Vienna Municipal Elections Assessment Report

24 Jan , 2021  

Vienna, 24 January 2021: On the occasion of elections in Vienna in October, Election-Watch.EU undertook an assessment of the Viennese Municipal and District Elections under the Conditions of Covid-19. The report, which is based on expert interviews, web-based research and the appraisal of questionnaires, [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Presenting at the RECONNECT Virtual Workshop – The European Elections and Beyond

18 Dec , 2020  

Vienna, 18 December 2020: Election-Watch.EU presented the findings and recommendations of the Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission to the 2019 European Parliament elections at the RECONNECT Virtual Workshop – The European Elections and Beyond on 18 December 2020. RECONNECT is a four-year academic multidisciplinary research project of 18 academic partner institutions from 14 countries, which seek to understand the recent challenges to the EU and find solutions for it.

European Union,International

Panel discussion about ensuring integrity of democratic discourse online

20 Oct , 2020  

Brussels, 20 October 2020: Election-Watch.EU participated in an online discussion panel organised by Carnegie Europe, European Movement, European Partnership for Democracy and Democracy Reporting International to share its social media monitoring experience  and discuss online electoral integrity.

European Democracy Group: Civil Society Series; 20 October 2020

The panel of kick-off speakers included Marie-Hélène Boulanger, Head of Unit, Union Citizenship [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union,International

wahlbeobachtung.org supports youth participation in the Albanian electoral process 

6 Oct , 2020  

Vienna/Tirana, 6 October 2020: Wahlbeobachtung.org, in partnership with the Albanian Young Professionals Network (YPN), has developed a workshop for young and first-time voters, which will take place between 1 and 5 December 2020. The workshop is dedicated to a young generation who is interested in learning more about elections in European comparison and wants to get actively engaged.

As a result of political disputes and compromises, an electoral reform process is [...]  read more

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European Union,General

Election-Watch.EU shared recommendations for elections under Covid-19 with EU Member States

25 Sep , 2020  

Brussels/Vienna, 25 September 2020: Election-Watch.EU was invited by the European Commission to share the findings and recommendations of its Rapid Assessment on Covid-19 and Elections in Europe with the European Cooperation Network on Elections, which assembles representatives of election management bodies from the EU Member States.

In April 2020, Election-Watch.EU has conducted a Rapid Assessment [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Contribution on electoral reforms to the European Democracy Action Plan

16 Sep , 2020  

Election-Watch.EU contributed to a comprehensive input paper on the European Democracy Action Plan coordinated by the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD). 

In addition a joint statement with 5 demands for the European Democracy Action Plan was drafted and endorsed by a coalition of 46 organisations working on democracy, human rights, [...]  read more

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