European Union,International

European Day of Persons with Disabilities – Input on 2024 European Parliament elections

30 Nov , 2023  

Brussels, 30 November 2023: Election-Watch.EU was invited to present at the European Day of Persons with Disability’s Panel on the Right to vote and to stand for elections – Removing
barriers for persons with disabilities in the EU parliament. 

Moderated by Mr. Alejandro Moledo, Deputy Director and Head of Policy of the European
Disability Forum (EDF), the panel comprised:
Mrs. Susanna van Tonder from Luxembourg [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Academic article about persons with disabilities’ rights in European elections published

14 Nov , 2023  

Johannesburg, Brussels, Vienna, 14 November 2023:  The South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) published the academic article on enhancing inclusion and accessibility of persons with disabilities in European Parliament elections, co-authored by Alejandro Moledo del Río from European Disability Forum, Michael Lidauer and Amin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU.

Toby James [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Conference in Ireland on Persons with Disabilities Equal Participation in Elections

26 Oct , 2023  

Dublin, 26 October 2023: Election-Watch.EU participated and presented at the National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2023 which focused on guaranteeing the equal participation of disabled people in political and public life in Ireland under UNCRPD Article 29.

Highlighting the recent positive development of Luxembourg, abolishing all infringements on the right to vote and stand for Persons with Disabilities, Election-Watch.EU presented the findings of the [...]  read more

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European Union,International

First High-Level Event on European Elections

23 Oct , 2023  

Brussels, 23/24 October 2023: The European Commission (EC) organised the first High-Level Event on Elections for EU Member States’ Election Management Bodies (EMB) ahead of the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament (EP) elections. The  [...]  read more

Austria,European Union,General,International

Policy Paper to the European Parliament Elections calls for EU and Member State action

28 Aug , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Roundtable discussion on election observation in the “West”during EIP conference

6 Jul , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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European Union,International

High level event: How best to ensure the integrity of the 2024 European elections?

26 Jun , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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European Union,International

A new dawn? Focus of the Annual European Partnership for Democracy conference

22 Jun , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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European Union,International

25 Apr , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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