PASOS invites members to apply for PASOS Think-Tank Awards 2014
The Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS) is seeking nominations for the PASOS Think-Tank Awards 2014.
The awards recognize outstanding think-tanks in young and aspiring democracies in Europe and Central Asia, and publicize the importance of what they do.
“The PASOS Think-Tank Awards commend the work and achievements of organizations that demonstrate outstanding work to promote the values and goals of our organization in promoting and protecting democracy, human rights and open society values – including the rule of law, good governance, and economic and social development,” said Jeff Lovitt, Executive Director of the PASOS.
Awards are given in two categories: Achievement of the Year and Best Policy Publication of the Year. The winners will be announced at the association’s annual international policymakers conference, scheduled to be held in Chisinau in December 2014.
Deadline for submissions is 14 November 2014. The awards are open to PASOS Members and Associate Members. The members and PASOS Board members can submit nominations, including self-nominations in the case of Members and Associate Members, for any or all categories.
Each winner of an Award will receive an Award certificate, coverage of the winning initiative on the PASOS website/social media channels, and a special award seal of excellence to be used on the winner’s own website and print/electronic publications.
The winner will be selected by a three-member jury of leading experts from the international think-tank world and experienced policymakers with a knowledge of the policy challenges facing young and aspiring democracies in Europe and Central Asia. The jurors are:
Bohdan Krawchenko, Director General, University of Central Asia
Kalman Mizsei, Head of EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform, Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine), Adjunct Professor at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Gabriela Svárovská (Dlouhá), former Director of Human Rights and Transition Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic