PASOS adds five members

June 5, 2012

News Source: PASOS Secretariat, Czech Republic

Five think tanks have joined the PASOS network, bring the total number of members in the association to 55.

The additions include two think tanks in Bosnia and Herzegovia and Azerbaijan, joining as full members, and three new associate members in Armenia, Serbia, and the United Kingdom.

The applications for membership were approved at a meeting of the PASOS Board of Directors in April. PASOS now has 41 full members, 13 associate members, and one individual associate member.

“We are pleased to know that so many policy centers in our region find PASOS membership to be a worthwhile investment,” said Jeff Lovitt, executive director of the association’s secretariat in Prague. “PASOS helps them network with other like-minded NGOs, learn about their peers’ activities and projects, shape projects together to further democratic transition, and benefit from access to PASOS training and capacity-building events.”


The two new full members:

GEA – Center for Research and Studies (Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization that initializes and supports reforms of domestic policies important for sustainable development. The Center has been focused primarily on supporting reforms in the area of employment, on improving capacities of domestic labor market institutions and also, on developing the skills and knowledge of members of vulnerable residential groups.


Education on Human Rights Public Association (Baku, Azerbaijan) promotes the development and implementation of national legislation and international mechanisms in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance. It coordinates professionally and brings together actors from diverse stakeholders groups, including governmental agencies, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and private businesses, policy makers and opinion influencers, academics, researchers, specialists, grassroots stakeholders, activists and other interested parties.


The three new associate members:

Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (Yerevan, Armenia) works as both a think-tank and an advocacy group, aiming to promotion of democratic values, strengthening of civil society and the rule of law in Armenia, development of free market economy, regional integration and peaceful resolution of regional conflicts. ACGRC supports public sector reforms and development of good practices in local governance, disseminates knowledge on legal issues, produces expert assessments and analysis of conflict transformation and regional cooperation issues, and supports initiatives that aim towards forming an atmosphere of trust and stable peace in the South Caucasus.


Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (Belgrade, Serbia) is a non-profit think-tank, research and consulting organization. They conduct high quality independent research and provide innovative, applicable recommendations, aiming at strengthening liberal democracy in Serbia, accelerating Serbia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic structures and increasing its ability of facing global challenges through joint international activities, and participation in building and securing a more open, safer, prosperous and cooperative international system, based on smart globalization.



Euclid Network (London, United Kingdom) was established in 2007 as a joint venture between ACEVO (UK), CJDES (France) and Ideell Arena (Sweden), Euclid Network connects 300 members from 31 countries from across Europe for a more innovative, professional and sustainable European civil society. They work to empower the network to become the changemakers of civil society — challenging the status quo, bringing solutions to the table and fostering collaboration and peer-learning across boundaries.





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