|Rationale of the Open Thoughts papers (OTPs)
|The ‘Open Thoughts Papers’ is a conceptual
initiative, which was launched by the Directorate of Policy Planning.
They are a new series of conceptual notes designed to inject in
the Organisation new ideas from outside sources and stimulate innovative
thinking and feedback from higher Council of Europe officials.
They are based on publications and results of research by
the academic community.
Open thoughts papers
|Among the papers that have been prepared:
- OTP 1: Thinking
on Europe’s Future by the European Council on Foreign Relations
- OTP 3: Global Scenarios
until 2030: Implications for Europe and its Institutions
- OTP 4: ‘The Changing
Geopolitical Environment for Europe and the Potential of a “Triangle
- OTP 5: Global Scenarios
until 2030: Citizens in an Interconnected and Polycentric World:
Determining the Challenges and Opportunities for Europe
- OTP 8: European
Standards of Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law and
the So-called ‘Asian Values’.
- OTP 9: ‘The Council
of Europe: Time for Reform’
- OTP 10: Policy
Implications Arising from 123rd Session of Committee of Ministers
in Strasbourg on 17 May 2013
- OTP 12: ‘Recent
Developments in Human Rights Protection Systems in Latin America’
- OTP 13:New Initiative
for a Federal Europe: ‘The Treaty of Bozar’ Based on the following
source: ‘A Fundamental Law of the EU’, The Spinelli Group, Bertelsmann
- OTP 14: Kosovo’s
path to the Council of Europe
- OTP 15: Secessionism
in Western Europe
- OTP 17: Global
Challenges and their Impact on Human Rights Break the Gridlock
or Risk an Unstable Future
- OTP 18: 'The Curious
Case of the Fall in Crime : The Rise of Human Rights?’
- OTP 19: 'Big date:
A blessing or a threat to Human Rights?'
- OTP 20: 'The influence
of the European Court of human rights on human rights' policy
making in Europe'
- OTP 21: 'The right
to food: Should Europeans care?'
- OTP 22: Democracy in the Western Balkans: slipping towards a model of managed democracy?
- OTP 23: The Role of Experts in Decision-making and the Council of Europe