Pupils and trainees meeting Austrian top EP candidates at the House of the EU/ Vienna on 7 May

2 May , 2019  

Election-Watch.EU ( in cooperation with the European Parliament (EP) organizes a panel discussion of Austrian top EP candidates with pupils and trainees on the European elections in the House of the EU in Vienna on 7 May.

As part of the discussion, up to 150  pupils and trainees have the opportunity to a direct exchange with top candidates and to address their questions to them. The event will provide an opportunity to broaden personal knowledge [...]  read more


Preparatory civic education workshop with young and first time voters ahead of the 7 May panel discussion

29 Apr , 2019  

Steyr, 29 April 2019: Within the European Youth Week framework Election-Watch.EU held a preparatory democracy workshop with 22 students of the metallic technology class at the vocational school Steyr 1 on 29 April.  The [...]  read more


Election-Watch.EU supports the European Youth Week

25 Apr , 2019  

Vienna, 24 April 2019: Election-Watch.EU will organise workshops to prepare young and first-time voters for the European elections during the European Youth Week. Against the background of international election observation, the participants will discuss the fundamental principles for democratic elections with a human rights perspective and with examples from all around the world, put in the context of European politics.

The participants will have the opportunity to [...]  read more


Memorandum of Understanding with European Parliament signed

24 Apr , 2019  

Vienna, Brussels, 24 March 2019: Following a partnership agreement with the liaison office of the European Parliament in Vienna for joint activities ahead of the European elections 2019 in Austria, Election-Watch.EU has now also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Parliament for activities across Europe. The MoU aims on increasing awareness and participation in the European elections through public outreach activities and to contribute to overall electoral integrity.

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Robert Bosch Foundation Support for “Education on Europe”

13 Apr , 2019  

Zagreb, 13 April 2019: Election-Watch.EU was admitted to the Robert Bosch Foundation program “Education on Europe”. Education on Europe is a program for citizenship educators on European issues. The program aims to create, try out and evaluate new approaches to make European integration and EU politics more accessible to learners. It fosters the emergence of concepts to reach young people not usually included in European political thinking.

The program consists [...]  read more


European Commission invites Election-Watch.EU to address election network focal points of all EU Member States

4 Apr , 2019  

Brussels, 4. April 2019: The European Commission invited Election-Watch.EU to present its  election observation plans for the upcoming European Parliament elections at the third meeting of the European cooperation network on elections. Michael Lidauer explained to Election Management Bodies of EU Member States the background, foundations, mission structure and objectives of the upcoming Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission (EAM). The EAM, which is grounded [...]  read more


Election-Watch.EU attending social media and elections campaigns seminar by the EP

25 Mar , 2019  

Election-Watch.EU attended the workshop on social media campaigns organised by the European Parliament in Brussels on 25 March. The European Parliament invited partner organisations among European civil society to help spread the word and to mobilise their communities via social media (#thistimeimvoting campaign).

The workshop focused on the means and use of social media channels  to promote European democracy. Alexander Mäkelä, Public Affairs Specialist, presented [...]  read more


European Parliament Elections Needs Assessment Mission Report published by Election-Watch.EU

28 Feb , 2019  

Election-Watch.EU conducted a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) to assess the relevance of citizen-led election observation in the context of the 2019 European elections, taking the electoral processes in European Union (EU) Member States into account. The NAM, led by Armin Rabitsch and Michael Lidauer, was conducted between 28 January and 1 February 2019 in Brussels.

This mission was based on Member States’ international obligations and regional commitments and EU respect [...]  read more


Vienna Center for Electoral Research invites Election-Watch.EU ( to discuss its electoral reform proposals

18 Jan , 2019  

At the invitation of the head of the Institute for Political Science of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Müller, Election-Watch.EU ( presented and discussed its work and electoral reform proposals at the Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER) on 17 January 2019. The lecture included explanations on the methodology of [...]  read more