The importance of having think-tanks (in the Czech Republic)

In cooperation with other think-tanks and representatives of the civil society, we would like to invite you to a discussion on "The importance of having think-tanks (in the Czech Republic)". The discussion is designed to underline the important role of think-tanks for the public sphere as well as for the civil society, and highlight their interconnection with the political parties. Furthermore, the discussion will be accompanied by the official announcement of the best world think-tanks based on the Global Go To Think Tank Index.

Global Go To Think Tank Index, annually presented by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania, is a global ranking of world leading think-tanks. The Index is designed to evaluate the year-round performance of think-tanks all around the world based on 28 criteria. Last year EUROPEUM ranked 13th in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, complete results can be found here

The official announcement of results for the year 2015 is scheduled to take place on January 27 and 28 in the World Bank center in Washington, at the University of Pennsylvania and in the UN headquarters in New York. At the same time various events will be happening in more than 80 countries all around the world, including the Czech Republic. 

The Prague event will take place on January 28, at 5pm in the former Langhans gallery which now serves as the center of People in Need (Vodičkova 707/37, Prague). 

• Patrik Eichler, secretary of the Masaryk Democratic Academy
• Radko Hokovský, executive director of European Value Think-Tank
• Reda Ifrah, president of the executive council TOPAZ
• Jan Macháček, president of the board of directors of the Institute for Politics and Society

• Radomír Špok, executive director of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy


5:00 pm Presentation of the Global Go To Think Tank results
5:20 pm Pannel discussion about think-tanks and political parties in the Czech Republic
6:00 pm Refreshments

Registration for discussion necessary. Please register here

The official invitation can be downloaded on the right via the PDF button

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

We are looking forward to seeing you there! 

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Radomír Špok
Associate Research Fellow

Areas of interest / research: Education, Regional Policy, Cohesion Policy, Participative democracy, transparency, lobbying.

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