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 [...]
accessibility of elections, inclusion, people with disability, persons with disabilities, pwd, suffrage rights, voting rights
Brussels, 10 March 2022: The European Commission proposed a Regulation of Online Political Advertisement in November 2021. Election-Watch.EU was consulted during the online consultation period and Election-Watch.EU’s Policy Paper on AI and Freedom of Expression in Political Competition and Elections was referenced by the European Commission in its Impact Assessment Report – SWD(2021)355.
The regulation of political advertising would oblige online service [...]
EU regulation on political advertising, online political advertising, politcal advertising regulation
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 [...]
Brussels, 28 January 2022: The Data Protection Officer of the European Commission, Mr. Martin Kröger, invited Election-Watch.EU to address EU Member States’ data protection office representatives at the occasion of the Data Protection Day on 28 January 2022. In this high level online seminar with European Data Protection Supervisor Mr. Wojciech Wiewiórowski, representatives from DG JUST (Head of Unit Ms. Marie-Helene Boulanger), DG CNECT (Ms. [...]
AI impact on freedom of expression, challenges to democracy by AI, challenges to elections by AI, data protection, data protection in elections
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 [...]
comparative study, election managment bodies, polling station staff analysis, polling station staff comparison
Vienna / Tirana, 30 Juni 2021: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) 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 [...]
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