This report is the joint product of a group of twenty-one members of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions. It builds on two workshops arranged at OSCE headquarters in Vienna on 27 June and 4 November 2014 at the invitation of the special co-ordinator under the Helsinki +40 process for reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of the OSCE, Ambassador Philip McDonagh. This gave us the possibility to talk with many representatives of national delegations to the OSCE, OSCE officials and representatives of field operations. Our discussions have greatly profited from their insight.
This report is not intended to provide a mainstream analysis of OSCE field operations, and put forth recommendations that would have been accepted by everybody anyhow. Rather, its aim is to present proposals that do not (yet) enjoy consensus, in order to inform and stimulate a necessary debate.
You can download the study here.
Slovak Foreign Policy Association took part in this project as one of the member of OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions.