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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]