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PASOS Public Newsletter

Calls from Members

CEU: Invitation for applications for fellowships
The Institute for Advanced Study at CEU (IAS CEU) is pleased to invite applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2017/18. The application deadline for all four fellowships is October 24, 2016.

Events

Philosophy of borders: nations, states and immigration
Jointly organized by the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University, this conference will take place in Budapest on February 3-4, 2017.

EU Eastern Policy in the Light of Slovak Presidency in the EU Council
The aim of this October 24 Slovak Foreign Policy Association conference is to discuss EU policy towards Eastern Europe with focus on topical issues that frame its current agenda under the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council 2016.

Jobs at PASOS Members

Job offer – Research Fellow
The EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy is seeking a Research Fellow who specialises on EU institutional issues, Economic Monetary Union, Eurozone, internal market issues; or on EU energy security; or on EU and Central European digital agenda. Application deadline is 10 October 2016.

News

Advocacy for Open Government: Citizens and municipal leaders connect at Open Doors Days in Kosovo town
Scores of citizens who live in a Kosovar municipality got a chance for some personal interaction with their local leaders in a series of open house days held in connection with a PASOS project on government transparency.

PASOS Blog

COP21: a glimmer of hope amidst the gloom?
EUROPEUM analysts Christian Kvorning Lassen and Kateřina Davidová offer their assessment of the recent COP21 climate conference in Paris, in this blog post written for Czech newspaper Hospodářské noviny.

Publications

The Citizen’s Opinion of Police Force in the Western Balkans
Although more than half the citizens of the Western Balkans have confidence in the police, the institution is simultaneously also considered deeply corrupt, according to this POINTPULSE report.

Is ethnicity a meaningful category of employment policies for Roma? A comparative case study of Hungary and Spain
This Center for Policy Studies paper considers the potential of active labour market policies (LMP) to reach out to unemployed Roma populations in Hungary and in Spain.

Feasibility study on the DCFTA between Azerbaijan and the European Union
Azerbaijan must dramatically diversify its economy in order for it to benefit from signing a DCFTA trade agreement with the European Union, according to this Center for Economic and Social Development paper.