News archive - [Event Announcement and Call for applications] Balkan Peer Exchange: Enhancing Analysis and Research-Based Advocacy in an Era of Open Data

This event is jointly financed and organized by the European Fund for the Balkans, Think Tank Fund and Human Rights and Governance Grants Program of the Open Society Foundations, Foundation for Open Society Serbia, National Endowment for Democracy and Balkan Trust for Democracy and open to members of think tanks and advocacy organisations operating in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo (UNSCR 1244).

 Objectives

The overall objective of the Peer Exchange is to gather representatives of 50 think tanks and advocacy organizations (with established track records in policy relevant research) and 10 donors active in the region and offer them a space for peer-to-peer exchange of practices, positive and negative lessons learned and brainstorming on new innovative ideas.

Specific objectives:

  • Sharing opinions / analysis on relevant topics such as EU integration, governmental transparency and accountability, economic policy, social and integration policies
  • Exchanging relevant experiences and good practices on topics specifically linked to these types of organizations (access to information, fiscal transparency and abuse of state resources, political system and transparency of government decisions, quality standards for policy-relevant research)
  • Presenting and promoting good practices of policy research designs / monitoring and advocacy
  • Providing participants with general awareness, knowledge of basic tools and language to formulate and communicate their ideas on how to use data / analysis for effective communication and impactful advocacy to be able to search and identify tools and partners for their implementation.

More information on eligibility and some further information is provided in the document attached below.

Register here: http://www.balkanfund.org/balkanpeerexchange/


Date:
From: 21 February 2012
To: 23 February 2012

Geographical focus
  • International; Other
  • WBC

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on January 5, 2012
Modified on January 6, 2012