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PASOS - Policy Association for an Open Society (Legal name: Sdruzeni pro podporu otevrene spolecnosti - PASOS)

Identification number in the register: 78899353154-36
Registration date: 31/01/2010 14:59:41

The information on this entity was last modified on: 05/01/2015 10:16:19
The date of the last annual update was: 05/01/2015 10:16:19

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

PASOS - Policy Association for an Open Society (Legal name: Sdruzeni pro podporu otevrene spolecnosti - PASOS)

PASOS

citizens' association

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Tesnov, 1699/3
Praha 1 110 00
CZECH REPUBLIC

(+420) 2223 13644

(+420) 2223 13644

PASOS Members (as of 3 January 2014) - 55 members spanning 28 countries:

Institute for Contemporary Studies, Albania
www.ics-al.org

Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Albania
www.idmalbania.org

Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC), Armenia
http://www.acgrc.am

International Center for Human Development, Armenia
www.ichd.org

Social Policy and Development Center, Armenia
www.cspda.org

Economic Research Center, Azerbaijan
www.erc-az.org

Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan
www.cesd.az

Education on Human Rights Public Association, Azerbaijan
http://ehr-az.org

Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, Belarus
www.belinstitute.eu

Analitika - Center for Social Research, Bosnia and Herzegovina
www.analitika.ba

International Forum Bosnia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
www.ifbosna.org.ba

GEA - Center for Research and Studies, Bosnia and Herzegovina www.gea.ba/latn/

Center for Economic Development, Bulgaria
www.ced.bg

European Institute, Bulgaria
www.europe.bg

Darina Ch. Kadunkova, Bulgaria
www.kadunkovs.com

International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, Bulgaria
www.imir-bg.org

iDEMO Institute for Democracy, Croatia
www.idemo.hr

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Czech Republic
www.europeum.org

Association for International Affairs, Czech Republic
www.amo.cz

Center for Social and Economic Strategies, Czech Republic
www.ceses.cuni.cz

PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies, Estonia
www.praxis.ee

Institute for Policy Studies, Georgia
www.ips.ge

Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, Georgia
www.cipdd.org

Center for Policy Studies at the Central European University, Hungary
http://cps.ceu.hu

Local Governance Innovation & Development, Ltd, Hungary
www.lgidev.com

Central Eastern European University Network - Transition Studies World Applied Research, Italy
www.springer.com/springerwiennewyork/economics/journal/11300

Public Policy Research Center, Kazakhstan
www.pprc.kz

Riinvest Institute for Development Research, Kosovo
www.riinvestinstitute.org

Kosovar Civil Society Foundation, Kosovo
www.kcsfoundation.org

Foreign Policy Club, Kosovo
www.foreignpolicyclub.org

Center for Public Policy, Kyrgyzstan
www.ca-cpp.org

Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Latvia
www.providus.lv

Center for Research and Policy Making, Macedonia
www.crpm.org.mk

Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT, Moldova
www.e-democracy.md/en/

Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul", Moldova
www.viitorul.org

Institute for Public Policy, Moldova
www.ipp.md

Expert-Grup, Moldova
www.expert-grup.org

Center for Democracy and Human Rights, Montenegro
www.cedem.me

The Monitoring Center CEMI, Montenegro
www.cemi.org.me

Institute of Public Affairs, Poland
www.isp.org.pl

CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research, Poland
www.case-research.eu

Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation - PAUCI, Poland
www.pauci.org

Center for Rural Assistance, Romania
www.rural-center.org

Institute for Public Policy, Romania
www.ipp.ro

Strategia - St. Petersburg Center for Humanities and Political Studies, Russian Federation
http://strategy-spb.ru

Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Belgrade
www.ccmr-bg.org

Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Belgrade
www.ceas.org.rs

Institute for Public Affairs, Slovakia
www.ivo.sk

Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Slovakia
www.sfpa.sk

Peace Institute - Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Slovenia
www.mirovni-institut.si

Global Political Trends Center, Turkey
www.gpotcenter.org/

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Ukraine
http://dif.org.ua

Institute of World Policy, Ukraine
www.iwp.org.ua

International Centre for Policy Studies, Ukraine
http://www.icps.kiev.ua

Euclid Network, UK
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    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Jeff Lovitt

Executive Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Jeff Lovitt

Executive Director

    Goals / remit

PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society) is a voluntary association of independent policy centres (think-tanks) from Central and Eastern Europe (EU new member states, South-East Europe, and Turkey) and the former Soviet Union (EU’s eastern neighbourhood and Central Asia), and other independent policy centres with a focus on transition issues facing the region.

PASOS is a vibrant regional platform, open to co-operation and partnerships to address key regional and international policy challenges. Since its launch in 2005, PASOS has grown from 23 members to comprise 56 independent policy centres spanning more than 28 countries.

Due to its geographic coverage, PASOS is well positioned to serve as an interface between policymaking communities in EU members and the countries of South-East Europe, Turkey, the EU's eastern neighbourhood, and Central Asia. PASOS combines a forward-looking Euro-Atlantic perspective with a strong focus on democracy and human rights, and economic development, and strives to facilitate the efforts of countries in the EU’s neighbourhood to catch up with the transition to a free society governed by the rule of law.

PASOS works to promote sustainable policy outcomes that address the considerable challenges facing the EU and neighbouring regions.

PASOS comprises member organisations from the PASOS region in combination with a Board elected by the members and a Secretariat that works to strengthen, co-ordinate and promote high-quality policy expertise on the whole region.

PASOS is an active, values-driven advocacy coalition, and a collaborative network of individual experts and teams of experts working across a wide range of policy fields pertinent to political and economic transformation.

Furthermore, PASOS takes a lead in setting quality standards in policy analysis and advocacy for values-driven policy change, backed up by analysis grounded in sound empirical research.


MISSION
PASOS aims to promote and protect democracy, human rights and open society values – including the rule of law, good governance, and economic and social development – by supporting civil society organisations that individually and jointly foster public participation in public policy issues at the European Union level, in other European and global structures, and in the wider neighbourhood of Europe and Central Asia.


CORE VALUES
PASOS generates policy knowledge and expertise by conducting evidence-based research, building local and regional capacities, and advocating for reform and innovation of national and international policy agendas at the EU level and in other international fora.

Four key priority areas:
Democracy and Human Rights
Good Governance and Open Economy
Sustainable Development
International Co-operation

  • European
  • global

    Activities

Advocacy for Open Government: Right to Know in South East Europe

Lead: PASOS, partners: INSTITUTI RIINVEST, Kosovo, Monitoring Center CEMI, Montenegro, ANALITIKA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CEDEM, Montenegro, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Serbia, Center for Research and Policy Making, Macedonia, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Albania

The project is monitoring the impact of government polices, and developing commitments for governments to make under the OGP Initiative. A mapping of government policy and capacity will be carried out for all six countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia), with a view to developing policy-relevant country action plans advocating open government and integrity to address the five challenges around which the OGP commitments are structured. The project will draw on experience from new EU members, critique commitments, and draw up advocacy plans for monitoring achievements in open government.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

3

The PASOS Secretariat has only three employees. All of these could be engaged on project issues that might fall under the scope of the Transparency Register, but we often co-ordinate and commission projects - research, analysis and advocacy - from our members (as specified elsewhere in this Registry entry), so the number of persons engaged in these activities can be higher on a given project.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

1

Institute for Contemporary Studies, Tirana, Albania (ISB)(0),
Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana, Albania (IDM)(0),
International Center for Human Development, Yerevan, Armenia (ICHD)(0),
Social Policy and Development Center, Yerevan, Armenia (SPDC)(0),
Economic Research Center, Baku, Azerbaijan (ERC)(0),
Center for Economic and Social Development, Baku, Azerbaijan (CESD)(0),
International Forum Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (IFB)(0),
Center for Economic Development, Sofia, Bulgaria (CED)(0),
European Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria (EI)(0),
IMIR, Sofia, Bulgaria(0),
iDEMO Institute for Democracy, Zagreb, Croatia (iDEMO)(0),
EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Prague, Czech Republic(0),
Association for International Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic (AMO)(0),
PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies, Tallinn, Estonia (PRAXIS)(0),
Institute for Policy Studies, Tbilisi, Georgia (IPS)(0),
Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Developt, Tbilisi, Georgia(0),
Center for Policy Studies-Central European Univ, Budapest, Hungary(0),
Local Governance Innovation & Development, Ltd (LGID)(0),
Central Eastern European University Network CEEUN-TSWAR, Venice, Italy(0),
Public Policy Research Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan (PPRC)(0),
Riinvest Institute for Development Research, Prishtina, Kosovo(0),
Kosovar Civil Society Foundation, Prishtina, Kosovo (KCSF)(0),
Center for Public Policy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (CPP)(0),
Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Riga, Latvia (PROVIDUS)(0),
Center for Research and Policy Making, Skopje, Macedonia (CRPM)(0),
Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT, Chisinau, Moldova(0),
IDIS "Viitorul", Chisinau, Moldova(0),
Institute for Public Policy, Chisinau, Moldova (IPP)(0),
Expert-Grup, Chisinau, Moldova(0),
Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw, Poland (ISP)(0),
CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw, Poland(0),
Center for Rural Assistance, Timisoara, Romania (CAR)(0),
Institute for Public Policy, Bucharest, Romania (IPP)(0),
Strategia - St. Petersburg Center, Russia(0),
Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava, Slovakia (IVO)(0),
Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Bratislava, Slovakia (RC SFPA)(0),
Peace Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia(0),
International Centre for Policy Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine (ICPS)(0),
European Council on Foreign Relations, London, United Kingdom (ECFR)(0),
Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS), Belarus(0),
The Monitoring Center CEMI, Podgornica, Montenegro(0),
Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation - PAUCI, Warsaw, Poland(0),
Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Belgrade, Serbia(0),
Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine(0),
Institute of World Policy, Ukraine(0),
Analitika - Center for Social Resarch, Bosnia and Herzegovina(0),
Center for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES), Czech Rebublic(0),
Foreign Policy Club, Kosovo(0),
Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), Montenegro(0),
Education on Humran Rights Public Association, Azerbaijan(0)GEA - Center for Research and Studies, Bosnia and Herzegovina(0),
Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Serbia(0),
Global Political Trends Center, Turkey(0),
Euclid Network, UK(0),
Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation, Armenia(0)

  • BULGARIA
  • CROATIA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • ESTONIA
  • HUNGARY
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • POLAND
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SLOVENIA
  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • ALBANIA
  • ARMENIA
  • AZERBAIJAN
  • BELARUS
  • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
  • GEORGIA
  • KAZAKHSTAN
  • KYRGYZSTAN
  • MACEDONIA, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF
  • MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF
  • MONTENEGRO
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SERBIA
  • TURKEY
  • UKRAINE

PASOS was a member of the founding committee of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), and currently an associate partner of EPD, and on the Advisory Board of the UN Human Development Policy Network (Europe and CIS), an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) regional office for Europe and the CIS.

PASOS also served on the steering committee of DECIM (Donor Exchange Co-ordination and Information Mechanism), a joint initiative of the European Commission and the World Bank focusing on donor support to civil society in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

PASOS is also a member of DEMAS (Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights).

PASOS is also a member of the Central Eastern European University Network - Transition Studies World Applied Research (CEEUN-TSWAR), Venice. PASOS also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Europe's World, a quarterly policy journal published by Friends of Europe.

PASOS is a member of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, where it is one of the leading member networks. The Executive Director of PASOS, Jeff Lovitt, served as the co-Chair of the Forum in 2012, and again in 2014.

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

418,069 €

312,361 €

8,550 €

275,913 €

27,898 €

 €

105,708 €

 €

26,300 €

4,500 €

48,996 €

25,912 €

< 50,000  €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.