BCSP wins 2015 PASOS Best Policy Publication of the Year Award

September 12, 2015

awards2015A Belgrade Centre for Security Policy paper that presents an independent analysis of the current state of the Civil Protection units in North Kosovo was honored with the 2015 PASOS Best Policy Publication of the Year Award.

The annual award to BCSP for The Future of Civil Society Protection in North Kosovo was announced at the PASOS General Assembly in Tirana, Albania, September 12.

“It carefully picks apart what is required to lessen the chance of conflict in the integration process that is fraught with suspicion and murky practices,” said awards juror Bohdan Krawchenko, Director General, University of Central Asia.

“It makes quite specific recommendations on steps that are required suggesting programs of re-employed, planned and supported retirement and gives the numbers of people that are affected. It makes a strong case of civil society’s voice to be heard if a measure of transparency and consensus is to be reached.”

The PASOS Think-Tank Awards commend the work and achievements of members that demonstrate outstanding work to promote the values and goals of PASOS in promoting and protecting democracy, human rights and open society values – including the rule of law, good governance, and economic and social development.

Awards are given in two categories: Achievement of the Year and Best Policy Publication of the Year.  BCSP also won the the  2015 PASOS Think-Tank Achievement of the Year Award for its work organizing the Belgrade Security Forum, an annual gathering that brings together hundreds of leading experts and policymakers.

The winners were selected by a three-member jury of leading experts from the international think-tank world and experienced policymakers with a knowledge of the policy challenges facing young and aspiring democracies in Europe and Central Asia. The jurors are:

  • Bohdan Krawchenko, Director General, University of Central Asia
  • Kalman Mizsei, Head of EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform, Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine), Adjunct Professor at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Gabriela Svárovská (Dlouhá), former Director of Human Rights and Transition Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic


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