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 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. 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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European Union,International

Albania civic education project successfully concluded with Covid-19 study

30 Jun , 2021  

Vienna / Tirana, 30 Juni 2021: Election-Watch.EU ( has successfully concluded the project „Civic Education for Youth in Albania and the Western Balkans“, which has been implemented with Young Professionals Network (YPN) and supported by Robert Bosch Foundation since 2020.

In the context of this project, Election-Watch.EU has supported young and first-time voters in their critical engagement with the electoral process around the parliamentary [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Invitation to the OSCE Conference on Media Freedom

17 May , 2021  

Stockholm, 18 – 19 May 2021: The OSCE Chairperson-in Office and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media invited Election-Watch.EU to the panel on the role of the media in the democratic process, including elections at the Stockholm Conference on Media Freedom in the OSCE Region (on Wednesday, 19 May 2021, at 14.15 CET). Armin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU presented the recommendations [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Policy paper on AI and Freedom of Expression in Elections

13 Apr , 2021  

Vienna, 13 April 2021: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other forms of automation have a rapidly increasing impact on how citizens access and share information, especially through social media networks and online platforms. These platforms use AI as part of highly complex and opaque systems to curate content, resulting in significant impact on Freedom of Expression that is, however, poorly understood. 

Jointly with VDSG / data4good  Election-Watch.EU tackled this issue from two sides:

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European Union,International

Young voter education workshop launch in Albania

3 Mar , 2021  

Vienna/Tirana, 3 March 2021: Election-Watch.EU has launched its workshop “Active Youth in the Electoral Process” in partnership with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Albania. The workshop is dedicated to enhance the knowledge and skills of a young generation of Albanian voters to get engaged in the electoral process ahead of parliamentary elections on 25 April in a non-partisan manner. It includes learning [...]  read more

European Union,International

Presenting at the RECONNECT Virtual Workshop – The European Elections and Beyond

18 Dec , 2020  

Vienna, 18 December 2020: Election-Watch.EU presented the findings and recommendations of the Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission to the 2019 European Parliament elections at the RECONNECT Virtual Workshop – The European Elections and Beyond on 18 December 2020. RECONNECT is a four-year academic multidisciplinary research project of 18 academic partner institutions from 14 countries, which seek to understand the recent challenges to the EU and find solutions for it.

European Union,International

Panel discussion about ensuring integrity of democratic discourse online

20 Oct , 2020  

Brussels, 20 October 2020: Election-Watch.EU participated in an online discussion panel organised by Carnegie Europe, European Movement, European Partnership for Democracy and Democracy Reporting International to share its social media monitoring experience  and discuss online electoral integrity.

European Democracy Group: Civil Society Series; 20 October 2020

The panel of kick-off speakers included Marie-Hélène Boulanger, Head of Unit, Union Citizenship [...]  read more

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