AEGEE Election Observation is a project run by AEGEE Europe (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe, or European Students Forum), one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary organisations.
AEGEE Election Observation organises Youth Election Observation Missions (YEOMs) in Europe. AEGEE EOMs take place in Council of Europe member States.
AEGEE Election Observation provides a youth perspective on elections in Europe by deploying young people on election observation missions to specifically assess youth participation in electoral processes. Young people are underrepresented in elections across Europe, and AEGEE Election Observation aims to understand why this is so in order to empower young people to participate in electoral processes.
The work of AEGEE Election Observation has been mentioned by UNDP/European Commission in their handbook (2017) ‘Youth Participation in Electoral Processes’.