European Union,General,International

Disinformation in the digital age

20 May , 2022  

Tartu, 20 May 2022Election-Watch.EU was invited to participate in the Conference on disinformation in the digital age on the online spread of disinformation and misinformation and the counter measures, hosted by the University [...]  read more

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European Union,General

Launch of comparative study of persons with disabilities’ rights in European elections

16 May , 2022  

Brussels, 16 May 2022: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org), together with the civil society organisation European Disability Forum (EDF) conducted a comparative study about [...]  read more

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Austria,General

Discussion about electoral reforms based on poll worker study

20 Apr , 2022  

Vienna, 20 April 2022: wahlbeobachtung.org is once again initiating a panel discussion with representatives of all parties represented in Parliament to discuss possible electoral reforms. This event, co-organised with the Parliament Directorate, follows the successful electoral reform panel discussion event at Parliament in September 2018.

The poll workers nominated by the campaigning parties are a central part of election administration in Austria. Due to the popularity [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,General,International

Presentation of persons with disabilities’ electoral rights study across Europe

20 Apr , 2022  

Brussels, 20 April 2022: Election-Watch.EU conducted a comparative study about persons with disabilities’ suffrage and accessibility rights within the 27 EU Member States for the 6th Human Rights Report of the European Disability Forum (EDF).  The results of the study will be published, presented and discussed in a Webinar on Monday, 16 May 2022. Those interested can register here for the zoom webinar.

The European Parliament elections take place every five years [...]  read more

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Austria,General

Election observation and young voter education

31 Mar , 2022  

Vienna, 31 March 2022: Election-Watch.EU was asked to contribute an article on the subject of “Election Observation in Austria” to the new issue of polis aktuell on elections / voting, a magazine for teachers. With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools offers teaching materials to support [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Election Management Bodies in European Comparison

12 Jan , 2022  

Vienna, 12 January 2022: Election management bodies (EMBs) can be classified according to different criteria; their composition is one of them. Recent studies emphasize, however, that the organisational structure of EMBs is more complex than their classification, arguing that common typologies fail to capture the full range of EMB designs.

Most EMB typologies pertain to composition and recruitment at the top-level, and not at the level of sub-ordinate commissions and [...]  read more

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General

Contribution to the Global Democracy Coalition Forum

7 Dec , 2021  

Vienna/Brussels, 7 December 2021: Election-Watch.EU was invited to participate in a discussion of members of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) in the context of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum. This global multi-stakeholder coalition for democracy has been gathering in a virtual forum on 7 December 2021 to galvanize a global conversation on democracy [...]  read more

European Union,General,International

Infosheet about the German federal elections

17 Sep , 2021  

wahlbeboachtung.org created an infographic on the German Bundestag (federal) elections to convey the essential aspects of the elections at a glance. The infographic should help to make it clear who / what is elected and why it is important to take part in the election. wahlbeobachtung.org has also applied to the Federal Returning Officer for accreditation as a domestic election observer organization. The infographic was created with the help of the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

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Austria,General

Election-Watch.EU retreat in Prague

7 Sep , 2021  

Prague, 3 – 6 September 2021: From 3 to 6 September the Board members of Election-Watch.EU held their annual retreat in Prague to discuss recent achievements and to develop new projects for the period of 2021 – 2022. The agenda included future activities in Austria, such as a presentation of the research study survey on polling staff (in cooperation of wahlbeobachtung.org and VIECER[...]  read more