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.
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
Election-Watch.EU held a press conference on Tuesday, 28 May at 11.00 hours at the Press Club Brussels Europe to present its preliminary findings and conclusions of the Election Assessment Mission to the European Parliament Elections 2019.
Brussels, 26 May 2019: Election-Watch.EU was invited by AEGEE to present its work with young and first time voters in Austria as part of the European Elections Night for partner organisations of the European Parliament. Michael Lidauer presented the project „Young voters meet candidates for the European elections“ – in the context of the European Youth Week, Election-Watch.EU held workshops at schools in several Austrian provinces. The participating [...]
Vienna, 7 Mai 2019: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) in cooperation with the European Parliament (EP) organized a panel discussion of Austrian top EP candidates with pupils and trainees on the European elections in the House of the EU in Vienna on 7 May.
More than 150 pupils and trainees of five different schools from four provinces used the opportunity to a direct exchange with top candidates and to addressed their questions to them. The [...]