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Webinar: Transparency in the European Elections

(February 15, 2023)


We kindly invite you to the second webinar of our new project “Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies(SEEEDS).

The webinar “Transparency in European Elections” provides an overview of the state of knowledge on transparency and targeting of political advertising in the European Parliament elections. Particular attention will be given to upcoming regulations to political advertising, algorithms-led online campaigning, disinformation, and monitoring of social media.


Special emphasis is placed on:

  • What are the main changes for political advertising from the 2019 to the 2024 European elections?

  • How are the envisaged reforms enhancing transparency of political competition across the EU Member States?

  • What measures are envisaged to avoid bias against women and minorities of algorithm-led online campaigning?

  • Which are the most effective measures to counter disinformation and information from malicious actors from inside and outside the EU?

  • Which strategies and methodologies are envisaged to monitor social media networks and platforms and their compliance with the new EU regulations during the 2024 European elections?
Please register using this link.

Webinar details

Time: 4pm-5.15pm (CET)
Date: Tuesday 28 February
Format: Online (Zoom webinar)
In partnership with: European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), , and Democracy Reporting International (DRI)



16.00 Welcome and introduction to SEEEDS
Armin Rabitsch
, Chairperson Election-Watch.EU

Status quo on political advertising regulation in the EU
Fernando Hortal Foronda
, Digital Policy Officer, European Partnership for

16.10 Input Statements
Alexandra Geese, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA
Edvin Hasangjekaj,
Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU, current EU
Francesco Sciacchitano,
AGCOM Senior Legal Officer and Chair of the ERGA Task
Force on Political Ads
Eliska Pirkova,
Europe Senior Policy Analyst and Global Freedom of Expression
Lead; Access Now

16.40 Q&A Session

17.10 Closing remarks


The Webinar will especially make reference to the European Commission “Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transparency and targeting of political advertising”, and the European Parliament Briefing Paper “

Upcoming webinars

Webinar 3: Accountability in the European Elections
Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Webinar 4: Risks and Opportunities in the European Elections
Tuesday, 25 April 2023

To find out more, follow this link.


The webinar series is part of the “Supporting Engagement in European Elections and Democratic Societies” (SEEEDS) project co-funded by the European Union and implemented by the following organisations:

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