ISB is an active member of the following networks:
NOSA network. Since (2005) Institute for Contemporary Studies if a member of NOSA network, responsible for implementing Rule of Law and Democratic Governance programme. The main objectives of this programme are: i)The institution of an open, participatory and effective law and decision making process; ii) Public pressure to institute a fair judicial process that honors and observes human rights and freedoms, iii) Increased civic participation in local governance through the deepening of decentralization processes. www.soros.al/nosa
PASOS, a network that promotes and protects open society values, including democracy, rule of law, good governance, respect for and protection of human rights, economic and social development by supporting entities that foster public participation in public benefit matters. www.pasos.org
Public Policy Centers Initiative (PPCI), a network activity of Local Government Initiative (LGI). PPCI efforts aim at developing independent local capacities that analyze and promote policy options, drawing on best international experience. http://lgi.osi.hu/ppi/
Transition Policy Network (TPN) financed by Urban Institute. TPN’s primary objectives are to support and accelerate the regional movement toward market-oriented economies, and to develop a regional community of public policy analysts with common perspectives and approaches. In the long run, TPN aims to create an extensive collection of strong institutions within Central Eastern European countries capable of contributing to the policy formation process in the region. www.urban.org/tpn
Networking Toward European Integration (NTEI). This is a network of economic and political research institutes and think tanks in the ten Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) which have applied for membership in the European Union (EU). The network is jointly developed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) and the Bertelsmann Foundation. The objective of the network is to foster informal cross-border dialogue between CEEC governments, institutes, NGOs, Parliament, the media and other civil society organizations on issues of political, social and economic reform linked to eventual EU membership. www.euintegration.net
Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI). The Network is a membership association of organization that conduct research on democracy, democratisation, and policy and institutional challenges of democratic development. It is also one of several functional networks associated with the World Movement for democracy. www.wmd.org/ndri.htmlSEEPIN network. The Integration Forum already a partner of the network set up by a group of think-tanks of the region in the framework of the Stability Pact with the aim of strengthening regional co-operation and transforming the think-tanks in important partners of the Stability Pact. Up to now SEEPIN has developed several activities, published studies and recommendations for the tables of the Pact and has arranged important meetings with state personalities. ICS has played a very active role in the country and abroad regarding Stability Pact issues.