European Union,International

EPD’s annual conference focused on pressing democracy topics

22 Jun , 2022  

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. [...]  read more

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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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Austria,International

Election administration and electoral integrity

17 May , 2022  

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 [...]  read more

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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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European Union,International,Ukraine

Joint Statement in support of Ukraine

1 Mar , 2022  

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 [...]  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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Austria,European Union,International

Presentation about social networks at OSCE election seminar

3 Nov , 2021  

Vienna, 2 November 2021: OSCE/ODIHR invited to an election seminar to present its latest publication “Guidelines for Observation of Election Campaigns on Social Networks”. Armin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU presented at this event the main challenges of election campaigns on social networks, gave an overview of upcoming regulations of social networks, and provided key recommendations in safeguarding election campaigns online.

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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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European Union,International

Contributions to the “Electoral Integrity Project” Conference 2021

7 Jul , 2021  

Lisbon, 7 July 2021: Election-Watch.EU was invited to contribute two papers to this year’s Conference of the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) which was held online between 5 and 8 July under the title “Delivering Trusted Elections: New Challenges in Electoral Integrity“.

On the one hand, Election-Watch.EU has presented selected findings and recommendations from the 2019 [...]  read more

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