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 transparency and targeting of political advertising in the European Parliament elections. Particular attention was given to upcoming regulations to political advertising, algorithms-led online campaigning, disinformation, and monitoring of social media.
Special emphasis was placed on:
Following a presentation of the status quo of political advertising regulation in the EU by Mr. Fernando Hortal Foronda, Digital Policy Officer, European Partnership for Democracy
the following panelists provided brief presentations and discuss the topic:
Ms. Alexandra Geese, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA
Mr. Edvin Hasangjekaj, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, current EU Presidency
Mr. Francesco Sciacchitano, AGCOM Senior Legal Officer and Chair of the ERGA Task Force on Political Ads
Ms. Eliska Pirkova, Europe Senior Policy Analyst and Global Freedom of Expression Lead; Access Now
Armin Rabitsch from Election-Watch.EU moderated the event.
The Webinar was recorded and can be watched here:
More details here:
SEEEDS Webinar 2 28 Feb 2023 Invitation & Agenda
European elections, online political advertising, political advertising regulation, transparency, transparency of political campaign