General,International

Citizen-based election observation to enhance electoral security through transparency

5 Apr , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Joint recommendations to the EU to strengthen European democracy and elections

31 Mar , 2023  

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, [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Youth Participation Handbook

30 Mar , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Webinar on transparency and political advertising in elections

28 Feb , 2023  

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 [...]  read more

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European Union,International

Election-Watch.EU invited to present at Global Elections Security Roundtable

13 Feb , 2023  

Brussels, 13 February 2023: The Global Cyber Alliance hosted a UK & Western Europe Roundtable discussion for participants to share experienced threats and actionable best practices in global elections security.

The focus was particularly on:

  1. Core Electoral Process Systems: voting machines, software & hardware manufacturers, supply chain
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European Union,International

EPD’s annual conference focused on pressing democracy topics

22 Jun , 2022  

Brussels, 20-22 June 2022: European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) member Election-Watch.EU joined the annual EPD conference from 20 – 22 June 2022 in Brussels. The in-person conference titled “What now? Supporting democracy and improving coordination in a new era” brought together practitioners, academics, and EU policy makers as well as EPD members.

Democracy in the European Union is in a state of flux in the run-up to the 2024 European Parliament elections. [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Disinformation in the digital age

20 May , 2022  

Tartu, 20 May 2022Election-Watch.EU was invited to participate in the Conference on disinformation in the digital age on the online spread of disinformation and misinformation and the counter measures, hosted by the University [...]  read more

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Austria,International

Election administration and electoral integrity

17 May , 2022  

Vienna, 17 May 2022: In recent years, election administration has become a subject of intensified debates, raising questions of how to organize elections to ensure electoral integrity. One question concerns who should serve as members of polling station boards, administer election day proceedings, and participate in the vote count. Different models co-exist in modern democracies, with some countries – among them Austria – actively involving the [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union,General,International

Presentation of persons with disabilities’ electoral rights study across Europe

20 Apr , 2022  

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 [...]  read more

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