Board of Directors

The PASOS Board of Directors is the decision-making body of the Association. Consisting of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven members, Board members are elected by the PASOS General Assembly for a two-year term.


Andrew Cartwright (Chair), a Research Fellow at the Central European University’s Center for Policy Studies, a PASOS member in Hungary. At CEU, Cartwright has been involved in research on the rural transition in several post-socialist countries, including the development of private land ownership in Mongolia, emerging land markets in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, rural civil society in Romania, the implementation of the EU’s cohesion policy in rural Hungary and most recently, the implications of demographic changes for rural land use in central and eastern Europe. He has been involved in promoting public policy teaching and research at CEU, mentoring on the Open Society Institute’s International Policy Fellowship  program, teaching Rural Development Policy since 2005 and mentoring MA and PhD students. He is the editor of the Policy Documentation Center  which is one of the largest online collections of policy papers from the former socialist countries.


Borislav Mavrov (Deputy Chair) is Programme Director of the European Institute, a PASOS member based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Graduated from Second English Language School, Sofia and holds a PhD in History (Modern and Contemporary History) from Sofia University “Sv. Kliment Ohridski”. Specialized at the National University of Ireland (Galway) in 2004 and participated participated in the CLIOHRES International Research Programme. Before joining the European Institute Sofia in October 2007, he was as an associate at the European Parliament in Brussels (2007). Mavrov actively participated both as a team leader and a senior researcher in many international scientific and networking projects and initiatives at EU level, as well as in the Balkans and in the Black Sea region. He acts an associate lecturer at the Department of “Public Administration”, Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and publishes in the field of Nationalism, International Relations and European Integration.


Neža Kogovšek Šalamon (Treasurer) is the director of the Peace Institute in Slovenia, a PASOS member.  She graduated in 2002 from the University of  Ljubljana, Faculty of Law. As a Ron Brown Fellow she obtained her master’s degree at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in international human rights law in 2004. In 2011 she defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law, on constitutional, international and comparative legal aspects of the erasure from the registry of permanent residents. Šalamon worked for the Legal Information Centre of Non-governmental Organizations – PIC in Ljubljana, and for the international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch in New York. She is a member of the European network of legal experts in the anti-discrimination field, European network of immigration law practitioners (MigNet), European commission on sexual orientation law (ECSOL) and Odysseus academic network of experts in the field of asylum and migration. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Journalists of Slovenia.


Piotr Kazmierkiewicz is a policy analyst at the Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw, a member of the PASOS network of think-tanks. A political scientist, graduate of Southern Oregon University and Central European University, he is author and editor of publications related to European development policy, East European migration trends and policy, relations between the EU and Eastern Partnership states, and future EU enlargement. He is a policy analysis trainer and consultant with a record of collaboration with PASOS, Open Society Foundations, the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme, and the International Organization for Migration. He has written and co-written numerous publications for PASOS, including The Road to an Open Europe and The Right Approach to Europe. An Advocacy Handbook for Civil Society: Understanding and Influencing EU Policymaking.


Maria GoluMaria Golubevabeva is PROVIDUS’ Development Director and policy analyst. She has 11 years’ experience in policy analysis and consultancy, including experience of public administration work and work in the non-profit sector. In 2013-2014, she was a Senior Consultant with ICF International (earlier ICF GHK) in Brussels, leading research and consultancy projects in EU education policy and EU humanitarian aid policy for the European Commission. Maria has led consultancy and training projects in the EU, Western Balkans, Central Asia and Mongolia. In 2005-2012, she was a Board Member of the international Network of Education Policy Centres, and in 2009-2011, she was a member of the Strategic Analysis Commission established by the President of Latvia. Maria has a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She is the author of a number of studies and publications on education policies and integration policies in the EU, as well as academic publications in the history of ideas.


VladimírVladimir Bartovic Bartovic is the director of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy. He graduated in international trade and international politics at the University of Economics, Prague, Faculty of International Relations. He also studied at Universidad de Granada, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology. From 2011 to 2012 he served as a director of Strategic Planning and Analysis at the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. He also worked as an editor in the Integrace magazine. He has been lecturing on topical EU issues at the Institute of Public Administration and the Czech National Bank. He co-operated with OSCE election missions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Kosovo. His main areas of expertise are: EU institutional issues, EU enlargement with the focus on Western Balkans, Slovak foreign and domestic policy and economic issues.


Stevo Muk graStevo Mukduated at the Law Faculty (University of Montenegro) in 1998. He completed postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences. His previous work experiences entail Center for Development of Non-governmental organizations CRNVO (executive director 1999-2007), Open Society Foundation Montenegro (program officer for Civil society, Media and Roma (2001). He served as member of Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) Advisory Board. He was member of Ministry of Justice Advisory Council for Public administration reform (2003 -2006). He worked with Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU) in regional TACSO project. Apart from work in the Institute Alternative, he has authored or co-authored„Nations in Transit“ – Report on Montenegro for 2010 and 2011, Freedom House, 2011; article on “Freedom of association, European and domestic legislation and praxis” in “Human Rights and Culture of Human Rights”, Centre for Civic Education, 2007; “Weak tradition, Uncertain future”- Civicus Civil Society Index for Montenegro, Centre for Development of NGOs, Podgorica, 2007; articles  on “European Economic and Social Committee” and “Civil Society in Europe” in “Learn about EU”, Monitoring Centre – CEMI). He is one of the founders of Institute alternative, and has been the president of IA’s managing board since 2007.