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

24 Answers to 24 Questions about the European Elections

14 Mar , 2024  

Vienna, Brussels, 14 March 2024: Election-Watch.EU compiled 24 Answers to 24 Questions (Q&A) surrounding the 6-9 June 2024 European Parliament elections. This document aims to support a broad, interested public, but especially a new generation of young and first-time voters, who can engage with the issue in the run-up to the European elections and use the Q&A as a basis for discussion in civic education classes. 

Election-Watch.EU engages in voter education [...]  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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European Union,International

Election-Watch.EU invited to present at the 20th ECNE meeting

6 Dec , 2023  

Brussels, 6 December 2023: The European Commission DG JUST invited Election-Watch.EU to the 20th European Cooperation Network on Elections (ECNE) meeting and to present its preliminary findings of the Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) and planning for the June 2024 European Parliament elections.

Election-Watch.EU provided a brief overview of the take away from its PEAM meetings and emphasised the value added by acknowledged citizen-led election observation organisations, [...]  read more

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Austria,European Union,General

Artificial Intelligence – Curse or Blessing? Discussion at the European media days

2 Dec , 2023  

Lech, 1 December 2023: The great transformation – fears, challenges and bright spots were the focus of the 15th European media summit in Lech am Arlberg/ Austria. As part of the science forum at the University of Innsbruck, Dr. Viorela Dan from the University of Innsbruck, Dr. Justus Piater, Head of the Digital Science Center at the University of Innsbruck and Dr. Armin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org) discussed the challenges [...]  read more

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European Union,General

Pre-Election Assessment Mission by Election-Watch.EU in Brussels

18 Nov , 2023  

Brussels, 18 November 2023: Election-Watch.EU conducted the first, in-person part of the Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) from 15 to 18 November in Brussels. The three member team met representatives of European institutions, European political parties and civil society.

The PEAM, aims at assessing the European electoral reforms progress since 2019, areas of contention, possible threats and risks in the European electoral processes, while raising awareness about [...]  read more

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European Union,General,International

Academic article about persons with disabilities’ rights in European elections published

14 Nov , 2023  

Johannesburg, Brussels, Vienna, 14 November 2023:  The South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) published the academic article on enhancing inclusion and accessibility of persons with disabilities in European Parliament elections, co-authored by Alejandro Moledo del Río from European Disability Forum, Michael Lidauer and Amin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU.

Toby James [...]  read more

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