PASOS adds three full members from Armenia, Montenegro, and Serbia

June 3, 2014

PASOS_logoNews Source: PASOS Secretariat, Czech Republic

Three think tanks in Armenia, Montenegro, and Serbia are the newest full members of the PASOS network.

The new full members are the Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC) in Yerevan; Institut Alternativa (IA) in Podgorica; and the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) in Belgrade. ACGRC and CEAS were previously associate members of PASOS.

PASOS now has 57 members: 43 full members and 14 associate members. The new membership roster was approved by the PASOS board of directors at a meeting in Tirana at the end of March.

Established in 2002, ACGRC 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.

IA is a non-governmental organization established in September 2007 by a group of citizens with experience in civil society, public administration and business sector. Their mission is to contribute to strengthening of democracy and good governance through research and policy analysis, as well as monitoring of public institutions performance.

CEAS is an independent, atheist, socially oriented left liberal think-tank organization, founded in 2007 in Belgrade. With its high quality research work, CEAS generates precise analysis in the field of foreign, security and defense policy of the Republic of Serbia.

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