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Profile of registrant

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

Identification number in the register: 78899353154-36
Registration date: 31/01/10 14:59:41

The information on this organisation was last modified on 31/01/14 18:37:19
The date of the last annual update was 31/01/14 18:37:19


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: PASOS - Policy Association for an Open Society (Legal name: Sdruzeni pro podporu otevrene spolecnosti - PASOS)
Acronym: PASOS
Legal status: citizens' association
Website address: http://www.pasos.org

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jeff Lovitt
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jeff Lovitt
Position: Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1699/3 Tesnov 
Praha 1 110 00
CZECH REPUBLIC
Telephone number: (+420) 2223 13644
Fax number: (+420) 2223 13 779
Other contact information: PASOS Members (as of 3 January 2013) - 56 members spanning 28 countries:

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

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

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
http://euclidnetwork.eu

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), United Kingdom
www.ecfr.eu

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information: 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

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Role of civil society and private sectors as development actors in the new EU Member states (lead: Center for Economic Development, Bulgaria):

The project's overall objective was to build transnational alliances between new EU member states intended to capitalise on, and disseminate their best network and advocacy practices vis-à-vis international trade systems with ODA (official development assistance) recipients and the role of private and civil society sectors as development actors. The project included focus groups, taskforces and public seminars in nine EU new member states, with research papers and policy briefs in each country on the role of respectively the private sector, trade, and civil society. The project concluded in June 2013 with an international conference in Sofia, and a comparative overview and policy brief.

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.


Understanding and Influencing EU Policymaking

PASOS is committed to supporting the professional development of independent think-tanks through providing training. This training, held in Brussels on 12 December 2011, was the first such training to focus on the workings of EU policymaking. The participants were staff from independent think-tanks in the PASOS network.

This was followed in 2012 with the following two publications:
THE RIGHT APPROACH TO EUROPE. An Advocacy Handbook for Civil Society: Understanding and Influencing EU Policymaking by Authors: Tereza Hořejšová, Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz, Jeff Lovitt, Věra Řiháčková, ISBN 978-80-905105-3-1

THE ROAD TO AN OPEN EUROPE. An Advocacy Handbook for Civil Society: Understanding and Influencing EU Policymaking in the Area of Migration and Visa Policies by Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz, ISBN 978-80-905105-4-8

Paving the road towards visa-free travel between the Eastern Partnership

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • 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

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 1
Number of member organisations: 54
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Institute for Contemporary Studies, Tirana, Albania (ISB) (0 members)
  • Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana, Albania (IDM) (0 members)
  • International Center for Human Development, Yerevan, Armenia (ICHD) (0 members)
  • Social Policy and Development Center, Yerevan, Armenia (SPDC) (0 members)
  • Economic Research Center, Baku, Azerbaijan (ERC) (0 members)
  • Center for Economic and Social Development, Baku, Azerbaijan (CESD) (0 members)
  • International Forum Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (IFB) (0 members)
  • Center for Economic Development, Sofia, Bulgaria (CED) (0 members)
  • European Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria (EI) (0 members)
  • IMIR, Sofia, Bulgaria (0 members)
  • iDEMO Institute for Democracy, Zagreb, Croatia (iDEMO) (0 members)
  • EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Prague, Czech Republic (0 members)
  • Association for International Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic (AMO) (0 members)
  • PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies, Tallinn, Estonia (PRAXIS) (0 members)
  • Institute for Policy Studies, Tbilisi, Georgia (IPS) (0 members)
  • Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Developt, Tbilisi, Georgia (0 members)
  • Center for Policy Studies-Central European Univ, Budapest, Hungary (0 members)
  • Local Governance Innovation & Development, Ltd (LGID) (0 members)
  • Central Eastern European University Network CEEUN-TSWAR, Venice, Italy (0 members)
  • Public Policy Research Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan (PPRC) (0 members)
  • Riinvest Institute for Development Research, Prishtina, Kosovo (0 members)
  • Kosovar Civil Society Foundation, Prishtina, Kosovo (KCSF) (0 members)
  • Center for Public Policy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (CPP) (0 members)
  • Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Riga, Latvia (PROVIDUS) (0 members)
  • Center for Research and Policy Making, Skopje, Macedonia (CRPM) (0 members)
  • Association for Participatory Democracy ADEPT, Chisinau, Moldova (0 members)
  • IDIS "Viitorul", Chisinau, Moldova (0 members)
  • Institute for Public Policy, Chisinau, Moldova (IPP) (0 members)
  • Expert-Grup, Chisinau, Moldova (0 members)
  • Institute of Public Affairs, Warsaw, Poland (ISP) (0 members)
  • CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw, Poland (0 members)
  • Center for Rural Assistance, Timisoara, Romania (CAR) (0 members)
  • Institute for Public Policy, Bucharest, Romania (IPP) (0 members)
  • Strategia - St. Petersburg Center, Russia (0 members)
  • Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava, Slovakia (IVO) (0 members)
  • Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Bratislava, Slovakia (RC SFPA) (0 members)
  • Peace Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (0 members)
  • International Centre for Policy Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine (ICPS) (0 members)
  • European Council on Foreign Relations, London, United Kingdom (ECFR) (0 members)
  • Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS), Belarus (0 members)
  • The Monitoring Center CEMI, Podgornica, Montenegro (0 members)
  • Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation - PAUCI, Warsaw, Poland (0 members)
  • Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Belgrade, Serbia (0 members)
  • Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine (0 members)
  • Institute of World Policy, Ukraine (0 members)
  • Analitika - Center for Social Resarch, Bosnia and Herzegovina (0 members)
  • Center for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES), Czech Rebublic (0 members)
  • Foreign Policy Club, Kosovo (0 members)
  • Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), Montenegro (0 members)
  • Education on Humran Rights Public Association, Azerbaijan (0 members)
  • GEA - Center for Research and Studies, Bosnia and Herzegovina (0 members)
  • Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Serbia (0 members)
  • Global Political Trends Center, Turkey (0 members)
  • Euclid Network, UK (0 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • 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
Complementary information:

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




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

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 314,487
of which public financing: 220,080
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 218,000
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
International Visegrad Fund : 2,080
from other sources: 94,407
- donations:
- contributions from members: 26,550
Open Society Foundations : 7,903
Robert Bosch Foundation : 5,083
National Endowment for Democracy (USA) : 29,415
Others : 21,217
Google Foundation : 4,239
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:


Code of conduct

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