Vienna, 4 May 2022: As part of the action days for political education, Election-Watch.EU organized a discussion meeting on civil society participation in elections, hosted by Zentrum Polis. Opportunities of providing access to polling [...]
first time voters, inclusion, participatory electoral conduct, political education, polling commission, young voters
Vienna, 20 April 2022: wahlbeobachtung.org is once again initiating a panel discussion with representatives of all parties represented in Parliament to discuss possible electoral reforms. This event, co-organised with the Parliament Directorate, follows the successful electoral reform panel discussion event at Parliament in September 2018.
The poll workers nominated by the campaigning parties are a central part of election administration in Austria. Due to the popularity [...]
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
Vienna, 20 April 2022: As part of the action days for citizenship education, wahlbeobachtung.org and Zentrum polis organise an event to discuss the reform of the polling station committees with representatives of the Vienna provincial electoral authority, the Association of Cities and the teaching profession.
Date: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
Venue: BMBWF Fencing Hall, Freyung 5, 1010 Vienna
polling station members, polling station staff analysis, polling station staff comparison, reform of election committee
Vienna, 31 March 2022: Election-Watch.EU was asked to contribute an article on the subject of “Election Observation in Austria” to the new issue of polis aktuell on elections / voting, a magazine for teachers. With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools offers teaching materials to support [...]
first time voter education, political education, voter education
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