Austria,European Union,General,International

Preliminary Statement of the Election Assessment Mission to the European Elections

10 Jun , 2024  

Brussels, 10 June 2024: Election-Watch.EU presented its Preliminary Statement of the Election-Watch.EU Election Assessment Mission to the 2024 European Parliament Elections at a press conference at the Press Club Brussels Europe. 

The Preliminary Statement covers the following aspects:
  • Equality of participation and representation
  • Inclusion of underrepresented groups
  • Transparency of electoral processes
  • Accountability of political actors
  • Integrity of electoral conduct
  • Resilience to risks and threats

Election-Watch.EU conducted its second Election Assessment Mission to the European Parliament elections in all 27 EU Member States. The Mission of [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union

Start of Vote Advice Application wahlrechner.at

13 May , 2024  

Vienna, 13 May 2024: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org), together with other civil society organisations (CSO) launched the Vote Advice Application (VAA) Wahlrechner.at for the European Parliament elections, especially for young and first time voters.

Wahlrechner.at is a pilot project initiated by a team of CSOs, besides wahlbeobachtung.org, this includes KohoVolit.eu[...]  read more

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General

Communication Partner for the European Elections 2024

6 May , 2024  

Brussels, 5 May 2024: The European Parliament recognised Election-Watch.EU’s conduct in voter education and its “excellent efforts as a communication partner for the European Elections 2024”.  During an official ceremony European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, General Director Communication Jaume Duch Guillot, and Director Communication Philipp Schulmeister highlighted the importance of the #useyourvote campaign and to motivate [...]  read more

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European Union

Official observer accreditations requested from 27 Electoral Authorities

2 May , 2024  

Brussels, 2 May 2024: The European Commission Directorate General (DG) Justice invited Election-Watch.EU to the European Cooperation Network on Elections (ECNE) meeting to present the focus of the Election Assessment Mission and to request observer accreditations from the 27 EU Member States’ Election Management Bodies. Presentation Election-Watch.EU – ECNE meeting 2 May 2024

Election-Watch.EU has sent an official letter to each of the 27 Election Management [...]  read more

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General

Mr. Patrick Costello accepts to become an Election-Watch.EU Advisory Board Member

8 Apr , 2024  

Brussels, Vienna, 8 April 2024: We are honoured to welcome Mr. Patrick Costello to the Advisory Board of Election-Watch.EU. With his deep knowledge of the European institutions and of election observation Mr. Patrick Costello will provide advice to Election-Watch.EU’s upcoming Election Assessment Mission to the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament elections and beyond.

Mr. Costello served as an EU official for 27 years working in the European Parliament (EP),  [...]  read more

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European Union

Pre-Election Assessment Mission Report published

7 Feb , 2024  

Brussels, Vienna, 7 February 2024: Election.Watch.EU published its Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) Report and will conduct a comprehensive Election Assessment Mission (EAM) to the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament (EP) elections within the 27 EU Member States (MS).

Ahead of the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament (EP) elections, the Election-Watch.EU PEAM conducted in-person consultations in Brussels between 22 and 24 November 2023 and online meetings during the [...]  read more

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International

Endorsing Member of the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observers

2 Feb , 2024  

Atlanta, 22 January 2024: The Convening Committee of the Declaration of Principles (DoP) for International Election Observers recognised Election-Watch.EU as an endorsing organisation at its last meeting in Addis Ababa hosted by the African Union.

Endorsers of the DoP meet annually to share experiences, discuss methodological questions, and address challenges to elections, democracy, and election observation. The DoP Convening Committee Members especially  [...]  read more

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