Brussels, 28 August 2023: Election-Watch.EU (EW), together with the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) published a Policy Paper to the upcoming European Parliament elections in June 2024. The findings and recommendations are outlined in four chapters: 1) Equality and Inclusion, 2) Transparency, 3) Accountability, and 4) Risks and Opportunities.
Four thematic [...]
Vienna/Atlanta, 6 July 2023: In the context of the 3rd Annual Virtual Electoral Integrity Conference, Election.Watch.EU and the Democracy Program of The Carter Center convened a roundtable on “Election Observation in the ‘West’? – Challenges, Lessons Learned, and the Way Forward”.
Election observation efforts can play a key role in assessing election administration and integrity, identifying gaps, and making recommendations for improving elections and the [...]
Brussels, Vienna, 26 June 2023: A high-level event at the European Parliament on 4 July 2023 will focus on how best to ensure the integrity of the 6-9 June 2024 European elections through the participation of civil society.
The EU’s commitment to defending democracy is more important than ever. The elections provide an important opportunity to strengthen citizen participation in elections, improve trust and promote identification with democratic values. In the [...]
Brussels, 22 June 2023: Election-Watch.EU, a member of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) since 2021, has participated in EPD’s annual events in Brussels. Between 19 and 21 June, Election-Watch.EU took part in the EPD Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the EPD Annual Conference as well as in a training for the programmes and evaluation working groups of the network.
At the AGM, the EPD Board has presented its strategy and plans in the areas of policy, programming [...]
London, Vienna, 25 April 2023: Election-Watch has been invited to join a panel discussion on election observation in Western democracies by the Democracy Volunteers on Tuesday, 25 April at 21:30 hours CET.
Election observation has long been seen as a key mechanism for democracy promotion due to the benefits it can have for electoral integrity around the world.
However, the geographical distribution of Election Observation Missions is varied, both globally, and within [...]
London, 4 April 2023: The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), supported by CrowdStrike and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) invited Election-Watch.EU to participate in the multi-stakeholder roundtable discussions.
Participants and resource persons highlighted the importance of a broad approach to election security and identified challenges and best practices that are summarised in the Global-Elections-Security-Report.
This report takes an in-depth look [...]
Brussels, Vienna, 31 March 2023: Effective action is essential to protect democracy towards the 2024 European Parliament elections. The recommendations of 46 European civil society organisations (CSOs) for an ambitious “Defence of Democracy Package” contribute to the European Commission’s initiative, and stress the importance of a structured and open civil dialogue. CSOs, [...]
Costa Rica, Brussels, Vienna, 30 March 2023: Election-Watch.EU has been invited to contribute to the Youth Participation Handbook compiled and presented by the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and the European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN) in the context of the Summit for Democracy.
The Youth Participation Handbook, which was officially presented in Costa Rica on 30 March, gathers 25 stories from different types of organisations (governments, intergovernmental [...]
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 [...]