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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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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Austria,General

Assessment of municipal elections in Vienna under Covid-19 conditions

16 Oct , 2020  

Vienna, 16 October 2020: wahlbeobachtung.org conducted an assessment of the 11 October municipal elections in Vienna and the appropriateness of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, under the aspect of international human rights standards. The study was based on desk research and interviews with the Vienna municipal election office, the election office of the Ministry of Interior, municipal health authorities, electoral staff, political parties, [...]  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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General

Online Expert Forum on Planning Election Observation during the Pandemic

21 Jul , 2020  

Bukarest/Vienna/Online, 20 July: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) was invited to speak at the Expert Forum online debate on planning election observation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose of the international event organised by the Expert Forum (EFOR) was to exchange experience and good practice on how to [...]  read more

Austria,General

Social Media Monitoring results of 2019 Austrian snap elections published

4 Feb , 2020  

Vienna, 4 February 2020: With the lead of wahlbeobachtung.org and in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International (DRI) and MEMO98, an international team was put together to analyze the election campaign on social media channels during the early parliamentary elections 2019 in Austria.

The implementation in Austria was carried out in close cooperation with the Vienna Data Science Group Data4Good and the [...]  read more

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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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