Austria,European Union,General,International

Preliminary Statement of the Election Assessment Mission to the European Elections

10 Jun , 2024  

Brussels, 10 June 2024: Election-Watch.EU presented its Preliminary Statement of the Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission to the 2024 European Parliament Elections at a press conference at the Press Club Brussels Europe. 

The Preliminary Statement covers the following aspects:
  • Equality of participation and representation
  • Inclusion of underrepresented groups
  • Transparency of electoral processes
  • Accountability of political actors
  • Integrity of electoral conduct
  • Resilience to risks and threats

Election-Watch.EU conducted its second Election Assessment Mission to the European Parliament elections in all 27 EU Member States. The Mission of [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Participation of Mobile EU citizens – Infographics in 24 European languages released

20 May , 2024  

Brussels, Vienna, 20 May 2024: Mobile EU citizens are those EU citizens living in another EU Member State than their own. Election-Watch.EU provides the below infographics about mobile EU citizen participation in European Parliament elections to help increase electoral participation and voter turnout among mobile EU citizens. This material also responds to identified needs from the 2019 European Parliament elections, as voter turnout among mobile EU [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Infographics to inform voters about European Elections

16 May , 2024  

Brussels, 16 May 2024: As the European Parliament’s Communication Partner and with European elections less than a month away, Election-Watch.EU has doubled its voter information efforts, striving to encourage active and informed voter participation across the Union.

As one of its latest outputs as part of the SEEEDS project, Election-Watch.EU has prepared a series of infographics that aim to illustrate, [...]  read more

European Union,General,International

Election Assessment Mission Office in Brussels opened

14 May , 2024  

Brussels, 14 May 2024: The Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission (EAM) to the European Parliament Elections 2024 has set up office in Brussels and is operating a full fledged mission since beginning of May. The Core Team of Experts based in Brussels coordinates the EAM and liaises with EU institutions, European political parties (EUPPs) and civil society organisations (CSOs).

The EAM builds on the strong network of international election observers and experts [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Focus on human rights based-elections in cities

6 May , 2024  

Brussels/Vienna, 6 May 2024: Election-Watch.EU was invited to contribute to the Webinar “Enhancing Human Rights in Cities with the Right to Vote: The 2024 European Parliament Elections” by the Human Rights Cities Network (HRCN) in collaboration with the Global Parliament of Mayors.

Michael Lidauer of Election-Watch.EU shed light on elections as a human rights practice and raised awareness of different types of elections as well as different electoral stakeholder [...]  read more

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General

Communication Partner for the European Elections 2024

6 May , 2024  

Brussels, 5 May 2024: The European Parliament recognised Election-Watch.EU’s conduct in voter education and its “excellent efforts as a communication partner for the European Elections 2024”.  During an official ceremony European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, General Director Communication Jaume Duch Guillot, and Director Communication Philipp Schulmeister highlighted the importance of the #useyourvote campaign and to motivate [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Strengthening Youth Electoral Engagement

16 Apr , 2024  

Brussels/Vienna, 16 April 2024: On 16 April, a variety of organisations discussed the conditions for youth political participation and exchanged ideas on options of how to better engage young people in the upcoming 6-9 June European Parliament elections.

As part of an introduction to the discussion, Election-Watch.EU presented key facts and figures on young people’s electoral engagement, analysing also barriers to [...]  read more

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European Union,General

ENHANCING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

9 Apr , 2024  

Brussels/Vienna, 9 April 2024: The European Parliament elections are a critical moment in the democratic processes of the European Union, yet historically, young people have been underrepresented in these elections. Despite making up 17% of the EU population, the voice of youth (15-29 year olds) remains significantly marginalized in EU political decision-making processes.

Election-Watch.EU organises a SEEEDS webinar on “Making a difference through electoral participation: [...]  read more

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General

Mr. Patrick Costello accepts to become an Election-Watch.EU Advisory Board Member

8 Apr , 2024  

Brussels, Vienna, 8 April 2024: We are honoured to welcome Mr. Patrick Costello to the Advisory Board of Election-Watch.EU. With his deep knowledge of the European institutions and of election observation Mr. Patrick Costello will provide advice to Election-Watch.EU’s upcoming Election Assessment Mission to the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament elections and beyond.

Mr. Costello served as an EU official for 27 years working in the European Parliament (EP),  [...]  read more

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