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European voters – together for electoral integrity

The overall aim of the project is to increase citizen participation in electoral processes in Europe. The project aims to empower European citizens to improve democratic electoral processes on local, national and European level and to protect the integrity of election processes in Europe as a fundamental human right of European citizens.

The project initiates a European citizens’ dialogue on new challenges to democratic elections in Europe by setting-up a consolidated transnational network of European voters and election experts. In the long term, this network can play an important advisory and monitoring role to national election authorities and European institutions. The project involve partners from seven countries: Poland, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Sweden. The

Main activities that the partners will undertake until 2022 are the following:

  • Online research. As part of this project, we have developed a survey with the purpose of answering the following two questions: 1) What are the key issues across the EU that harm the integrity of elections? 2) What actions are needed to address these issues? The survey targets the election expert community, members of election management bodies, political parties, and active voters in the EU member states.
  • Focus groups among  active citizen, voter associations, election experts in all involved countries on local challenges to electoral integrity
  • 3 Public round table discussion for election experts, national & international decision makers, representatives of election management bodies, active citizens, committed volunteers (election observers, members of precinct election commissions), journalists & political scientists
  • 3 Advocacy campaigns: elaboration of policy papers with concrete recommendations, dissemination and follow-up with political stake-holders and mass media coverage and social media campaign
Partners: European Platform for Democratic Elections (leading partner – Berlin), International Election Studies Center (Vilnius), Swedish International Liberal Center (Stockholm), MEMO 98 (Bratislava), Expert Forum (Bucharest), Political Accountability Foundation (Warsaw), Unhack Democracy (Brussels).
Financed by the European Union

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