Austria,International

Conference on the Participation of Women, National Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in electoral processes in Albania

22 Jan , 2020  

Tirana/Vienna, 21/22 January 2020: The OSCE Office on Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) invited Election-Watch.EU to contribute to the conference „Participation of Women, National Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Elections and Electoral Follow-up“ in Tirana, Albania. Armin Rabitsch and Michael Lidauer shared experiences and lessons learned from their civil [...]  read more

Austria,International

Possible cooperation of Election-Watch.EU with partners in Albania

7 Dec , 2019  

Tirana/Vienna, 7. December 2019: Election-Watch.EU met with Albanian national authorities, civil society organisations and international support organisations during a mission to Tirana between 5 and 7 December, to understand possible needs regarding the conduct of elections and ongoing democratic reforms. Following the last round of parliamentary elections in 2017 and local elections in 2019, Albanian stakeholders are currently undertaking an open-ended electoral [...]  read more

European Union,International

Exchange with EU Election Management Bodies about reform recommedations

3 Dec , 2019  

Brussels, 27.11.2019: Election-Watch.EU was invited to present the findings and recommendations of its Election Assessment Mission (EAM) to the 2019 European Elections at a network meeting of European election management bodies (EMBs) at the European Commission in Brussels. Michael Lidauer presented the background, objectives, key findings and recommendations of the EAM, which was the first comprehensive, civil-society based election observation exercise at European level.

 

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Austria,European Union,General,International

Expert Meeting to discuss disinformation in elections

19 Nov , 2019  

Prague, 19 November 2019: At the invitation of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), 20 electoral experts met in Prague to discuss the risks of disinformation in elections and possible countermeasures. The special focus of the event was the communication via social media, disinformation and election integrity, especially in countries of Central and Eastern Europe.


Armin
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Austria,European Union,General,International

Workshop about social media monitoring in elections

19 Sep , 2019  

Bratislava, 19 September 2019: As part of a project funded by Civitates, Democracy Reporting International and MEMO 98 have been further developing methods for monitoring social media in elections. As part of the project, civil society organizations in Austria, Portugal, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia were supported to monitor the respective election campaigns [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,International

European Parliament Elections 2019: Election-Watch.EU EAM Final Report with 16 recommendations

16 Sep , 2019  

Brussels, 16 September 2019: For the first time, European Parliament elections were observed by a comprehensive citizen-led Election Assessment Mission (EAM) with 28 national chapters, comprising 65 international election experts and observers, as well as eight like-minded citizen election observer organisations. The Mission focused on specific areas to evaluate the coherence of the EU Member States’ electoral processes. These areas included the right to vote and [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,International

Round table about the role of social media in the EU elections

20 Jun , 2019  

Berlin, 20 June 2019: Experts from various European institutions, think tanks and civil society organizations reflected and discussed the growing role of social media channels in election campaigns, especially those related to the European Parliament? In addition to Avaaz, Oxford Institute, Weizenbaum Institute, Democracy Reporting International, also Election-Watch.EU [...]  read more

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International

Press Conference on 28 May: Election-Watch.EU presents Preliminary findings and conclusions of the Election Assessment Mission to the European Parliament Elections 2019

25 May , 2019  

For the first time, the European Parliament elections are comprehensively assessed by an election observation mission. Election-Watch.EU will hold a press conference to present the Mission’s preliminary findings and conclusions, at 11:00 hours, on Tuesday 28 May, at the Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, in Brussels.

Election-Watch.EU will be joined by MEMO98[...]  read more

International

Opening of Election Assessment Mission to the European Parliament Elections 2019

9 May , 2019  

Brussels, 9 May 2019: The election observation project Election-Watch.EU set up office in Brussels today to conduct a European Union (EU) wide Election Assessment Mission (EAM). The EAM is comprised of an EAM Coordination Team and National Chapters in 28 EU Member States, with about 50 committed international election experts and observers as well as citizen election observer organisations across the EU.

Rationale

New challenges stemming from anti-democratic developments [...]  read more