New kids on the block – Can the Visegrad Four emerge as effective players in international democracy assistance?

June 10, 2008

PASOS Secretariat, Prague, Czech Republic
Executive Director Jeff Lovitt
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PASOS Policy Brief No. 2, 2008
by Jacek Kucharczyk, Research Director, Institute of Public Affairs, Poland, and Jeff Lovitt, Executive Director, Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS)

As active new donors in international democracy assistance, the new EU member states have limited financial resources, but their fresh transition experience brings advantages over the practices of more established European democracies

This Policy Brief draws on the research undertaken for the PASOS project, Evaluation of the Democracy Assistance Policies and Priorities of the Visegrad Countries, a project involving PASOS members:

  • EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Czech Republic
  • Center for Policy Studies at the Central European University, Hungary
  • Institute of Public Affairs, Poland
  • Institute for Public Affairs, Slovakia.

The research included an assessment of Visegrad Four countries’ democracy assistance practices in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, and Ukraine.

This project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund, and the Open Society Institute Think-Tank Fund.

PASOSpolicybriefV4_10june08.pdf (354.04 kB)

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