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 [...]
Vienna/Brussels, 7 December 2021: Election-Watch.EU was invited to participate in a discussion of members of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) in the context of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum. This global multi-stakeholder coalition for democracy has been gathering in a virtual forum on 7 December 2021 to galvanize a global conversation on democracy [...]
Prague, 3 – 6 September 2021: From 3 to 6 September the Board members of Election-Watch.EU held their annual retreat in Prague to discuss recent achievements and to develop new projects for the period of 2021 – 2022. The agenda included future activities in Austria, such as a presentation of the research study survey on polling staff (in cooperation of wahlbeobachtung.org and VIECER) [...]
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 [...]
Stockholm, 18 – 19 May 2021: The OSCE Chairperson-in Office and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media invited Election-Watch.EU to the panel on the role of the media in the democratic process, including elections at the Stockholm Conference on Media Freedom in the OSCE Region (on Wednesday, 19 May 2021, at 14.15 CET). Armin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU presented the recommendations [...]
Vienna, 23 April 2021: The coming Sunday will be decisive for Albania’s further path into the EU. The negotiations are not only determined by election day, but by the assessment of the overall process. Eight civil society organizations have been registered for election observation in Albania. The OSCE / ODIHR has also been observing the elections, and first impressions will be announced on Monday.
wahlbeobachtung.org, conducts young voter education projects in [...]