BENCHER (Benchmarking for EU Reform – How Effective?) Project, implemented by TEN, was provided with co-funding support by OSIFE (Open Society Initiative for Europe – Open Society Foundations), which was initially granted and financed by European Fund for the Balkans. This is a major achievement for our network, especially in light of the acknowledgement given by OSIFE which characterized TEN as the “strongest regional network of think tanks”. We hope this move is a beginning of more robust and long-term cooperation between TEN and OSIFE in the future.
Goal of BENCHER Project is to explore the effectiveness of the EU benchmarking mechanism for the Western Balkans in order to improve the benchmarking mechanism as an impetus for EU related reforms in the Western Balkans. Find one-page description of the Project BENCHER is provided HERE.