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Registration date: 31/01/2010 14:59:41
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PASOS - Policy Association for an Open Society (Legal name: Sdruzeni pro podporu otevrene spolecnosti - PASOS)
III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
Praha 1 110 00
(+420) 2223 13644
(+420) 2223 13644
PASOS Members (as of 3 January 2014) - 55 members spanning 28 countries:
Institute for Contemporary Studies, Albania
Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Albania
Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC), Armenia
International Center for Human Development, Armenia
Social Policy and Development Center, Armenia
Economic Research Center, Azerbaijan
Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan
Education on Human Rights Public Association, Azerbaijan
Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies, Belarus
Analitika - Center for Social Research, Bosnia and Herzegovina
International Forum Bosnia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
GEA - Center for Research and Studies, Bosnia and Herzegovina www.gea.ba/latn/
Center for Economic Development, Bulgaria
European Institute, Bulgaria
Darina Ch. Kadunkova, Bulgaria
International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, Bulgaria
iDEMO Institute for Democracy, Croatia
EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Czech Republic
Association for International Affairs, Czech Republic
Center for Social and Economic Strategies, Czech Republic
PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies, Estonia
Institute for Policy Studies, Georgia
Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, Georgia
Center for Policy Studies at the Central European University, Hungary
Local Governance Innovation & Development, Ltd, Hungary
Central Eastern European University Network - Transition Studies World Applied Research, Italy
Public Policy Research Center, Kazakhstan
Riinvest Institute for Development Research, Kosovo
Kosovar Civil Society Foundation, Kosovo
Foreign Policy Club, Kosovo
Center for Public Policy, Kyrgyzstan
Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Latvia
Center for Research and Policy Making, Macedonia
Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT, Moldova
Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS) "Viitorul", Moldova
Institute for Public Policy, Moldova
Center for Democracy and Human Rights, Montenegro
The Monitoring Center CEMI, Montenegro
Institute of Public Affairs, Poland
CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research, Poland
Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation - PAUCI, Poland
Center for Rural Assistance, Romania
Institute for Public Policy, Romania
Strategia - St. Petersburg Center for Humanities and Political Studies, Russian Federation
Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Belgrade
Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Belgrade
Institute for Public Affairs, Slovakia
Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Slovakia
Peace Institute - Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Slovenia
Global Political Trends Center, Turkey
Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Ukraine
Institute of World Policy, Ukraine
International Centre for Policy Studies, Ukraine
Euclid Network, UK
Mr Jeff Lovitt
Mr Jeff Lovitt
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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)
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.
01/2014 - 12/2014
< 50,000 €
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