In 2016 Eötvös Károly Policy Institute took part in a project that explored the extent of cooperation of civil organisations and governments in the Visegrad countries. The project that was funded by the International Visegrad Fund examined the relations between governments and civil organisations, with a special focus on legal think tanks, in six countries, namely the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. The Polish partner organisation and consortium leader INRPIS prepared a Policy Paper based on the country reports written by the various partner organisations. The Policy Paper is available here in English and in Hungarian.
Under the project EKINT held a roundtable discussion on 28 September 2017 on the political participation of legal think tanks in public affairs. The following organisations took part in the discussion: K-Monitor, Méltányosság Politikaelemző Központ (Center for Fair Political Analysis), Mérték Médiaelemző Műhely (Mertek Media Monitor), Policy Solutions, Republikon Intézet (Republikon Institute), Szalay kör, Társaság a Szabadságjogokért (Hungarian Civil Liberties Union), and Transparency International Hungary.
The Policy Paper was written in the framework of the project “Legal think tanks and government – capacity building”, which was funded by the International Visegrad Fund.