University of Tartu, Estonia
Prof. Robert Krimmer is Full Professor of e-Governance at University of Tartu, Estonia. His research is focused on electronic participation and democracy, as well as e-voting, the transformation of the public sector, and all issues further developing a digital society. Robert is also Associate Editor of the international scientific journal Government Information Quarterly (GIQ), where he is in charge of participation issues. Since 2017, Robert Krimmer coordinates TOOP, the EU H2020 large-scale pilot on exploring and demonstrating the feasibility of the once-only principle involving 50+ partners from 21 countries inside and outside the European Union.
Before returning to academia, Robert Krimmer was OSCE/ODIHR’s first senior adviser on new voting technologies from 2010 to 2014. There he organized the consultation process for the Handbook for the Observation of New Voting Technologies (NVT) and was in charge of its overall editing. He has been one of the lead experts for the Council of Europe’s 2017 update of the Recommendation on e-Voting. In particular, he organized and moderated the consultation process for the draft text. Further, he advised the CoE, OSCE/ODIHR, UNDP, WHO, ITU, and the European Commission on various election-related matters.