Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is European public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organisation fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society.
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CSD objectives are: to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful European integration process, especially in the area of justice and home affairs; to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and economic practice; and to monitor public attitudes while serving as a watchdog of the institutional reform process.
Born as a think-tank, CSD has evolved into policy development through dialogue and partnership. CSD provides` cutting-edge solutions to transition problems bringing together academia and social practice.
CSD has pioneered in several research and policy areas traditionally perceived as the inviolable public property, such as anti-corruption institutional reform, and national security.
Ecorys is a leading research and consulting company based in Rotterdam. Founded in 1929, the international business focuses on supporting clients to manage the key societal challenges of the present and the future.
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Ecorys has the vision to support clients in tackling the key challenges of society. The team of Ecorys has the objective to deliver change and to make a difference in today’s world. It is dedicated to teamwork, leadership, integrity, entrepreneurship and caring for partners and clients. The work of Ecorys covers a wide range of sectors, including social policy, regions and cities, transport and infrastructure, security and justice, natural resources, economic growth and public sector reform.
As an international leading consulting company, Ecorys has offices in nine countries and works closely with international partners.
Founded in Zurich in 2015, Forentec is a Swiss company is specialised in digital data and electronically available information. Forentec works independently to deliver efficient, effective and high-quality solutions. Forentec’s fields of expertise include security assessment, data analytics, cybercrime, digital forensics, e-discovery, and data management.
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Forentec collaborates with partners and customers in the areas of security assessment, also offering cybersecurity training. As a professional partner, Forentec offers pragmatic solutions and innovative approaches in the fight against fraud and (cyber) crime. Forentec has contributed to national and international projects on different scales and industry contexts.
Focused on innovative approaches and pragmatic solutions, Forentec has a customer focus strategy which includes the use of market-leading technologies and tools, handling data with security and discretion and supplying them with effective solutions in the shortest time possible. Forentec’s team of highly trained IT professionals has the practical know-how to meet the numerous technical and legislative challenges associated with projects in the area of cybersecurity, cyber incident response and cybercrime prevention.