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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: 15/08/2015 13:08:58
The date of the last annual update was: 27/04/2015 21:38:07
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2016

    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

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Vita Terauda

Executive Director

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Vita Terauda

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

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Advocacy for Open Government: Right to Know in South East Europe, 2012-2016. The project, funded by the European Commission (budget: € 960,000), is a civil society initiative that monitors the impact of polices and develops commitments under the Open Government Partnership initiative, including CSO capacity-building through webinars and other peer-learning tools. Country coverage: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.

Partners in Empowerment, 2015-2018. This is a capacity-building and mentoring programme, designed and led by PASOS to build strong, interconnected civil society organisations in five Eastern Partner countries, able to work as effective watchdogs leveraging expertise to monitor public policy decisions and public service delivery. The project includes development of a new online learning platform (budget: € 1.1 million, including € 600,000 in sub-granting, funded by the European Commission). Country coverage: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine.

Research Networks to Provide Foreign Policy Expertise - EU Enlargement, Eastern Neighbourhood, Russia and Central Asia, 2014-2018. This € 380,000 framework services contract, between a PASOS-led consortium and the Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament (DG ExPo), concerns provision of policy analysis on issues falling within responsibility of Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and its subcommittees.

Advocacy for Open Government: Right to Know in South East Europe, 2012-2016. The project, funded by the European Commission (budget: € 960,000), is a civil society initiative that monitors the impact of polices and develops commitments under the Open Government Partnership initiative, including CSO capacity-building through webinars and other peer-learning tools. Country coverage: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.

Partners in Empowerment, 2015-2018. This is a capacity-building and mentoring programme, designed and led by PASOS to build strong, interconnected civil society organisations in five Eastern Partner countries, able to work as effective watchdogs leveraging expertise to monitor public policy decisions and public service delivery. The project includes development of a new online learning platform (budget: € 1.1 million, including € 600,000 in sub-granting, funded by the European Commission). Country coverage: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine.

Research Networks to Provide Foreign Policy Expertise - EU Enlargement, Eastern Neighbourhood, Russia and Central Asia, 2014-2018. This € 380,000 framework services contract, between a PASOS-led consortium and the Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Parliament (DG ExPo), concerns provision of policy analysis on issues falling within responsibility of Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and its subcommittees.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

European Integration Index 2014 for Eastern Partnership Countries, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, Open Society European Policy Institute, International Renaissance Foundation, PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society), Editor-in-Chief: Jeff Lovitt, February 2015, ISBN 978-80-87804-09-4

The Eastern Partnership Roadmap to the Vilnius Summit – An Assessment of the Roadmap Implementation by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum May 2012-October 2013, PASOS/Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, 2013, ISBN 978-80-87804-05-6

The Right Approach to Europe. An Advocacy Handbook for Civil Society: Understanding and Influencing EU Policymaking (editor and co-author with Tereza Horejšová, Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz, Věra Řiháčková), PASOS, 2012, ISBN 978-80-905 105-3-1

How to Win Respect and Influence Policymakers. Principles for Effective Quality Controls in the Work of Independent Think-tanks, PASOS, 2011, ISBN 978-80-905 105-2-4


 

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

25%: 2

2

0.5

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

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http://pasos.org/category/pasos-member-organisations/

  • 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

< 9,999 €

369,298 €

285,827 €

0 €

None

283,727 €

DG Enlargement IPA (Western Balkans), EACEA, EuropeAid

2,100 €

83,471 €

21,364 €

4,146 €

5,067 €

28,491 €

7,903 €

16,500 €

    Code of conduct

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