PASOS invites members to apply for PASOS Think-Tank Awards 2015

April 20, 2015

awards3-300x279xThe Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS) is seeking nominations for the PASOS Think-Tank Awards 2015.

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 Tirana in September 2015.

Deadline for submissions is 15 July 2015. 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.

For more information about the awards, including full application guidelines, download the complete call for applications here.

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