CEDEM poll: Montenegrins split over issue of NATO membershipCEDEM poll: Montenegrins split over issue of NATO membership

Montenegrins are evenly split on the question of whether their country should join the NATO alliance, according to the results of a poll conducted by the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights.

PASOS members help launch group to monitor reforms in UkrainePASOS members help launch group to monitor reforms in Ukraine

The Institute for World Policy and the International Centre for Policy Studies, two members of the PASOS network based in Ukraine, are part of a group of think tanks that has founded a coalition to monitor the reform process in Ukraine.

“Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center joins PASOS network“Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center joins PASOS network

The “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center, a think tank based in Sheki, Azerbaijan, has joined the PASOS network of policy centers.

Call For Grant Applications: Civil Society Monitoring Of  Public Service Delivery And Public AccountabilityCall For Grant Applications: Civil Society Monitoring Of Public Service Delivery And Public Accountability

Grants supporting civil society actions to monitor the effectiveness of government resource allocation and public service delivery are being made available under Partners in Empowerment, an EU-funded project led by PASOS. Deadline to apply is 20 September 2015.

Open Government, Engaged Citizens: A Learn and Show Initiative to Make Open Government Partnership WorkOpen Government, Engaged Citizens: A Learn and Show Initiative to Make Open Government Partnership Work

Organized by the Institute for Democracy and Mediation, the first “Western Balkans OGP Dialogue” in September is expected to draw hundreds of international participants for a two-day event focusing on effective initiatives to further open government in the region.

Featured Publications

Research paper on Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings - Part 2Research paper on Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings – Part 2

This Center for Policy Studies publication explores how survey respondents answered a series of agree/disagree statements in relation to various issues associated with trafficking in human beings.

Religious Radicalism and Violent Extremism in AlbaniaReligious Radicalism and Violent Extremism in Albania

While religious radicalization in Albania is in its early phase, lack of attention and inclusion in addressing ‘push’ or enabling factors may serve to aggravate the phenomenon, according to this Institute for Democracy and Mediation study.

Building Common Trust – Recommendations for the Czech Presidency of the Visegrad GroupBuilding Common Trust – Recommendations for the Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group

As the agenda of the Visegrad Group has become significantly Europeanized, the upcoming Czech Presidency of the V4 has bigger chance to influence policies at the European level, according to this analysis released by the Association for International Affairs.

Government is held accountable when everyone is holding Government accountableGovernment is held accountable when everyone is holding Government accountable

This Centre for Policy Making and Research paper reviews the institutional set up of the public accountability system in Macedonia, reviews the current challenges and needs for improvements, and assesses the level of awareness of citizens of different mechanisms for holding government accountable.

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