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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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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European Union,International

European Day of Persons with Disabilities – Input on 2024 European Parliament elections

30 Nov , 2023  

Brussels, 30 November 2023: Election-Watch.EU was invited to present at the European Day of Persons with Disability’s Panel on the Right to vote and to stand for elections – Removing
barriers for persons with disabilities in the EU parliament. 

Moderated by Mr. Alejandro Moledo, Deputy Director and Head of Policy of the European
Disability Forum (EDF), the panel comprised:
Mrs. Susanna van Tonder from Luxembourg [...]  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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European Union,International

Conference in Ireland on Persons with Disabilities Equal Participation in Elections

26 Oct , 2023  

Dublin, 26 October 2023: Election-Watch.EU participated and presented at the National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2023 which focused on guaranteeing the equal participation of disabled people in political and public life in Ireland under UNCRPD Article 29.

Highlighting the recent positive development of Luxembourg, abolishing all infringements on the right to vote and stand for Persons with Disabilities, Election-Watch.EU presented the findings of the [...]  read more

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