The team of Wahlbeobachtung.org, together with students of 4th year school classes of the BHAK Eisenstadt, had developed a workshop on elections, democracy and democratic processes entitled “Electoral Systems and the Understanding of Democracy” in January 2018.
This five-hour, practice-oriented and interactive workshop [...]
Ahead of the European elections in May 2019, election-watch.eu (wahlbeobachtung.org) highlights the electoral reform process at European level and underlines the benefits of international and citizen election observation. Election-watch.eu (wahlbeobachtung.org) explained the details in a guest commentary in the Wiener Zeitung on 2 November 2018: (Wahlreformen gefordert – Wiener Zeitung Gastkommentar pdf download)
The European Parliament elections are one of the biggest democratic events in [...]
Picture: Michael Lidauer explaining international principles in Election Dispute Resolution (EDR)
Election.Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) was invited to train staff members and researchers at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia in the framework of ProCuria, Judicial Training Program for Legal Officers, at the The Hague University of Applied Sciences over a period of two days. The team of Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) provided a tailor-made workshop, covering an introduction [...]
Following an invitation by the President of the National Council Parliament hosted an electoral reform event on 13 September 2018. All five constitutional spokespersons of political parties in parliament participated.
The representative of OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) presented recommendations of its election assessment mission to the general elections 2017. Wahlbeobachtung.org (Election-Watch.EU) presented key recommendations [...]
The President of the National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka, confirmed that an exchange about electoral reforms will take place on 13 September 2018 at Parliament. Representatives of the parliamentary clubs, the Ministry of the Interior, the OSCE and wahlbeoabchtung.org will deliver statements. Wahlbeobachtung.org has been invited to present its own electoral reform proposals to the Members of Parliament.
Wahlbeobachtung.org opinionates in the Wiener Zeitung on 20 July 2018: “It needs as soon as possible an inclusive and participatory electoral reform process to discuss comprehensive electoral reforms and to adopt new electoral laws in time for the European elections.”
In less than a year, on 26 May 2019, the 18 parliamentarians who represent Austria in the European Parliament will be newly elected in Austria. This election requires an electoral amendment in order to comply with the [...]
At the end of March, Member of the National Council, Alfred Noll, sent a written request to the Federal Minister of Interior, Herbert Kickl, regarding the OSCE/ODIHR Final Report on the 2017 National Council elections and the implementation of the recommendations contained therein. Noll wanted to know if, when and in what form 16 of these outstanding recommendations would be dealt with or for which reasons there was no implementation so far.
Vienna, May 17, 2018. – In a meeting with the President of the National Council Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka and parliamentary Director Dr. [...]