Brussels, Vienna, 28 February 2023: In the framework of the “Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies” (SEEEDS) Project Election-Watch.EU (EW), together with European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) organised a webinar on transparency in European Elections on 28 February 2023.
This webinar provided an overview of the state of knowledge on [...]
European elections, online political advertising, political advertising regulation, transparency, transparency of political campaign
Brussels, 13 February 2023: The Global Cyber Alliance hosted a UK & Western Europe Roundtable discussion for participants to share experienced threats and actionable best practices in global elections security.
The focus was particularly on:
cyber policy, cybersecurity in elections, election security, global elections security
Brussels, 20-22 June 2022: European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) member Election-Watch.EU joined the annual EPD conference from 20 – 22 June 2022 in Brussels. The in-person conference titled “What now? Supporting democracy and improving coordination in a new era” brought together practitioners, academics, and EU policy makers as well as EPD members.
Democracy in the European Union is in a state of flux in the run-up to the 2024 European Parliament elections. [...]
democracy conference, democracy support, EPD, EPD annual conference
Tartu, 20 May 2022: Election-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 [...]
AI in elections, AI on freedom of expression in political competition, disinformation and elections, disinformation in the digital age
Vienna, 17 May 2022: In recent years, election administration has become a subject of intensified debates, raising questions of how to organize elections to ensure electoral integrity. One question concerns who should serve as members of polling station boards, administer election day proceedings, and participate in the vote count. Different models co-exist in modern democracies, with some countries – among them Austria – actively involving the [...]
election integrity, election oversight, electoral studies, poll worker study, poll workers, polling staff, polling staff survey
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 [...]
accessibility of elections, inclusion, people with disability, persons with disabilities, pwd, suffrage rights, voting rights
Brussels, 10 March 2022: The European Commission proposed a Regulation of Online Political Advertisement in November 2021. Election-Watch.EU was consulted during the online consultation period and Election-Watch.EU’s Policy Paper on AI and Freedom of Expression in Political Competition and Elections was referenced by the European Commission in its Impact Assessment Report – SWD(2021)355.
The regulation of political advertising would oblige online service [...]
EU regulation on political advertising, online political advertising, politcal advertising regulation
Election-Watch.EU – wahlbeobachtung.org is a signatory of the Joint Statement of the Global Democracy Coalition
We are again witnessing just how dangerous autocrats and their regimes can be. The Kremlin has for decades trampled on the rights and freedoms of its own citizens and is now attacking peace and democracy beyond its own borders, attempting to topple the Ukrainian Government by force.
Democracy organizations from around the [...]
Brussels, 28 January 2022: The Data Protection Officer of the European Commission, Mr. Martin Kröger, invited Election-Watch.EU to address EU Member States’ data protection office representatives at the occasion of the Data Protection Day on 28 January 2022. In this high level online seminar with European Data Protection Supervisor Mr. Wojciech Wiewiórowski, representatives from DG JUST (Head of Unit Ms. Marie-Helene Boulanger), DG CNECT (Ms. [...]
AI impact on freedom of expression, challenges to democracy by AI, challenges to elections by AI, data protection, data protection in elections