PASOS and other networks are components in the European Union’s efforts to integrate with the Western Balkans and Turkey, according to an EU official who spoke at the association’s annual international conference.
Registration has opened for “Wider and Closer,” a PASOS international conference for think tanks and policymakers to be held October 17 in Brussels. The event is the largest annual gathering of independent think-tanks in Europe.
The project is to train regional think-tanks in Ukraine on local administration and policymaking, and on the monitoring of public administration in areas such as accountability, efficiency, and public service delivery. The second training, to be held in Chernihiv in July 2013, will devote more attention to the development of criteria for assessing the quality of administrative services (effectiveness, timeliness, availability, convenience, openness, professionalism, etc.) for practical use by trainees during the practical part of the project. The basics of writing policy briefs regarding public administration services will also be addressed.
Civil society actors have a major role to play in assisting Macedonia’s efforts to join the European Union, said Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki at “Open Government, Deeper Democracy”, an international policymakers conference organized by the Center for Research and Policy Making and PASOS.
On 9 November 2012, PASOS, together with our member in Macedonia, the Center for Research and Policy Making, is holding “Open Government, Deeper Democracy,” an international think-tanks’ and policymakers’ conference, in Skopje.
PASOS is accepting expressions of interest from think-tank directors and senior communications staff to attend High Impact, the latest in a series of dynamic and cutting-edge strategic communications training experiences offered by PASOS.
Central Asian governments must learn to adopt policies based on professional analysis if they expect to move forward on tackling the problems plaguing the region, according to Bohdan Krawchenko, director general of the University of Central Asia. Krawchenko spoke at a PASOS networking conference in Kyrgyzstan June 1.