[balkans] SouthEast Europe Information Network
What is SEE IN - SouthEast Europe Information Network?
Europa South-East Policy Forum - Regional Think Tank Network, later renamed in
South East European Policy Institute Network (SEE-PIN) established at the
Meeting in Skopje, Macedonia, on September 18, 1999, have decided that
communication and dissemination of information among the regional think
thanks and international institutions and organizations involved in the
Stability Pact activities is crucial for more efficient and constructive
impact on the Stability Pact.
This position has been reiterated at the meeting of co-operators in Varna,
Bulgaria, on September 26, 1999.
As a result of a project proposal that Forum - Center for Strategic
Research and Documentation (CSRD), submitted at the Meeting in Skopje, for
the establishment of a Regional Information Network on Stability Pact, Open
Society Institute has agreed to provide the initial support for the
establishment of the Network and together with Forum-CSRD to build a
South-Eastern Europe Information Network - "SEE IN". Other donors are very
welcomed to participate in the duration and perpetuation of the project.
The SEE IN project will be used as an information vehicle to support the
outreach of the SEE-PIN. However, the internal communication in the SEE-PIN
(minutes from the meetings, communication between the national co-operators,
drafted materials considered for the public announcement etc.) will remain
as a close circle list server activitie.
SEE IN will have eleven analysts in ten countries/territories +
CEPS/Brussels (10 analysts + 1 editor/analyst in Skopje), and one co-editor
in OSI-Brussels. Countries/territories in question are Albania, Kosovo,
Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova,
Analysts - members of the Network's participating think tanks from the
region, and one from CEPS - should cover important national and
international Stability Pact activities on governmental or NGO level and in
a condensed way report to the SEE IN Center in Skopje. This information
shell be digested and edited in Skopje by the SEE IN editor in Skopje and
co-editor in OSI-Brussels. The internal/external communication will go
through three types of electronic traffic: web server, e-mail server and
list servers. The list servers will include different names and different
addresses, according to the specific issues and areas of interest of those
The public outreach of SEE IN will consist of a web site, newsletter and other
electronic and printed materials. SEE IN web site will be created as a part
of this Information Network. The web site will provide an interactive way
of insight into all relevant regional and international data connected with
the Stability Pact activities. It will provide a complete list of contacts
and links to the web sites of all regional think tank members of the
SEE-PIN, OSI, other international NGO or government organizations,
EU/Stability Pact institutions and other relevant bodies.
The electronic/printed newsletter will be published twice a month and
disseminated throughout the region and to other interested parties
concerning the Stability Pact. Analysts will obtain addresses and will
disseminate the newsletter on the local or national level.