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 [...]
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Bucharest, 28 September 2023: Election-Watch.EU was invited by the Expert Forum (Romania) to contribute to a report and High-Level Panel on regulating political advertising at the European Commission Representation in Bucharest. Representatives from the Romanian election management body, regulating authorities, political parties, as well as Google and civil society presented [...]
Brussels, 28 August 2023: Election-Watch.EU (EW), together with the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) published a Policy Paper to the upcoming European Parliament elections in June 2024. The findings and recommendations are outlined in four chapters: 1) Equality and Inclusion, 2) Transparency, 3) Accountability, and 4) Risks and Opportunities.
Four thematic [...]
Vienna/Atlanta, 6 July 2023: In the context of the 3rd Annual Virtual Electoral Integrity Conference, Election.Watch.EU and the Democracy Program of The Carter Center convened a roundtable on “Election Observation in the ‘West’? – Challenges, Lessons Learned, and the Way Forward”.
Election observation efforts can play a key role in assessing election administration and integrity, identifying gaps, and making recommendations for improving elections and the [...]
Brussels, 4 July 2023: A high-level event on “Ensuring the integrity of European Parliament (EP) elections in 2024 through the participation of civil society”, hosted by the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Domènec Ruiz Devesa, took place at the EP on 4 July 2023. First Vice President (FVP) Dr. Othmar Karas opened this Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic [...]
Brussels, 30 June 2023: The Election Observation and Democracy Support (EODS) project invited Election-Watch.EU to present its experience and expertise regarding Citizen Election Observation in the European Union (EU). The webinar on 30 June 2023 was attended by more than 60 participants with a wide electoral background, ranging from former EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) Deputy Chief Observers and Core Team members to newcomers.
Moderated by EODS Training Coordinator [...]
Brussels, Vienna, 26 June 2023: A high-level event at the European Parliament on 4 July 2023 will focus on how best to ensure the integrity of the 6-9 June 2024 European elections through the participation of civil society.
The EU’s commitment to defending democracy is more important than ever. The elections provide an important opportunity to strengthen citizen participation in elections, improve trust and promote identification with democratic values. In the [...]
Brussels, 22 June 2023: Election-Watch.EU, a member of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) since 2021, has participated in EPD’s annual events in Brussels. Between 19 and 21 June, Election-Watch.EU took part in the EPD Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the EPD Annual Conference as well as in a training for the programmes and evaluation working groups of the network.
At the AGM, the EPD Board has presented its strategy and plans in the areas of policy, programming [...]
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 [...]