Two new PASOS policy briefs focus on developments on the topics of visa-free travel in Europe and the possibility of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. The papers were were written as part of the PASOS project “Open Government, Deeper Democracy.”
“The Right Approach to Europe. An Advocacy Handbook for Civil Society: Understanding and Influencing EU Policymaking” is the newest publication released by PASOS, as part of the Understanding and Influencing EU Policymaking project. The 112-page publication, released January 30, is primarily targeted at think-tanks and other policy-focused civil society organisations or networks.
PASOS has published two guidebooks for think-tanks, one a code of good governance and one based on a set of principles for ensuring quality control over policy work. “Thinking Ethically” and “How to win respect and influence policymakers” were released at the annual PASOS members assembly in Warsaw November 26.
Four new PASOS policy briefs were released at “Democracy, Partnership, Enlargement – Challenges for Europe, Challenges for the Polish EU Presidency”, the network’s annual policymakers/think-tanks conference 25 November. The papers address such diverse topics as new media, visa liberalisation, the revolutions in North Africa, and the European neighbourhood.
A ground-breaking new PASOS study by four leading Central European think-tanks into the democracy assistance policies, spending, and geographical priorities ofthe Visegrad Four countries, Democracy’s New Champions provides an analysis of the record of four of Europe’s new democracies in sharing their transition experience to promote democracy abroad and in keeping democracy promotion on the European political agenda.