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
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
Brussels, Vienna, 28 February 2023: In the framework of the “Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies” (SEEEDS) Project Election-Watch.EU (EW), together with European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Democracy Reporting International (DRI), and European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) organised a webinar on transparency in European Elections on 28 February 2023.
This webinar provided an overview of the state of knowledge on [...]
European elections, online political advertising, political advertising regulation, transparency, transparency of political campaign
Brussels, Vienna, 10 January 2023: The objective of SEEEDS is to strengthen the integrity of the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections in 2024 through more active participation of civil society.
Voter mobilisation is closely linked to the feeling of community belonging; to this regard, transnational partnerships, and networks of active citizens across the EU have the potential to foster EU citizenship-based values. When strengthened, such networks can act at the [...]
accountability, citizen-led election observation, EP elections 2024, equality, transparency
Vienna, 19 December 2022: Eleven Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) covering transparency, press freedom as well as civic and human rights met with Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler and Minister for the EU and Constitution, Karoline Edtstadler, in the Federal Chancellery of the Republic to discuss a draft law on information freedom, which is now pending since two years. Government representatives listened to the CSOs’ criticism on the draft and promised [...]
access to information, accountability, freedom of information, law on information freedom, transparency