Make public participation in donor-funded EaP democracy programs a requirement, says Lovitt (+video)
Donors that contribute to governments who have pledged to use the money for pro-democracy efforts should require such states to include civil society and the public in deciding how to spend the funds, said PASOS Executive Director Jeff Lovitt, speaking at a civil society conference in Vilnius November 29.
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout and Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski will be delivering the keynote addresses at this two-day Association for International Affairs conference November 21-22 in Prague devoted to the upcoming Vilnius Summit.
Reforming the judicial system should be the top priority of those advocating for more transparent governments, according to a former Romanian Justice Minster who spoke at PASOS’ annual international conference in Brussels October 17.
Speaking at a Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) conference, NATO representative Daniel Cristian Ciobanu said that energy security is becoming a priority of NATO and that Azerbaijan is one of the most important partners of the alliance.
Civil society actors have a major role to play in assisting Macedonia’s efforts to join the European Union, said Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki at “Open Government, Deeper Democracy”, an international policymakers conference organized by the Center for Research and Policy Making and PASOS.
This publication reports on the activities and outcomes of “The Year of the New Presidencies: The Visegrad Countries in the EU”, an Association for International Affairs conference held in Prague in October.
The Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy ( a member of PASOS), and the European Movement in Serbia are launching a new security initiative – the Belgrade Security Forum. The project’s first conference – “The Balkans and Global Security: What Do We Have in Common, What Sets Us Apart?” — is scheduled for 14-16 September 2011 in Belgrade.