London, Vienna, 25 April 2023: Election-Watch has been invited to join a panel discussion on election observation in Western democracies by the Democracy Volunteers on Tuesday, 25 April at 21:30 hours CET.
Election observation has long been seen as a key mechanism for democracy promotion due to the benefits it can have for electoral integrity around the world.
However, the geographical distribution of Election Observation Missions is varied, both globally, and within [...]
2024 EP elections, accountability, citizen led election observation, transparency
Brussels, Vienna, 13 April 2023: The fourth webinar of the SEEEDS project on risks and opportunities in European elections ahead of the 2024 European Parliament elections will take place on Tuesday, 25 April 2023..
There are several risks to the EP elections in 2024, stemming from rule of law problems, limited media freedoms, disinformation and cyber-attacks. But the 2024 elections also represent an opportunity to make the European Union more democratic, such as better [...]
2024 EP elections, citizen led election observation, data protection in elections, election security, EP elections 2024, rule of law
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, [...]
2024 EP elections, citizen led election observation, Defence of Democracy, EP elections 2024
Berlin, 30 March 2023: Election Watch contributed to the publication of EPDE on citizen-led election observation within EU Member States. The useful update based to a large extend on Election Watch’s comparative analysis “Mapping Legislation for Citizen [...]
2024 EP elections, citizen led election observation, comparative analysis observer legislation, election security, transparency
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 [...]
2024 EP elections, inclusion, youth participation in elections
Brussels/Vienna, 1 February 2023: Election-Watch.EU (EW) has successfully launched the SEEEDS project together with partners, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE). SEEEDS – short for Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies – aims on raising awareness about the European elections and bridging the gap between active European citizens and EU decision makers.