|founded in the year||2004|
|address||Thunovská 12, 118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic|
|number of employees||4|
|Networks||New Direction Foundation, European Ideas Network (EIN), Think Tank|
|Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties).||Austerity politics|
|Presence of Think Tank affiliates in the various fieldsWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows in which fields the affiliates are present. Every presence is counted once.|
|People n = 3|
|Presences n = 9|
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|Kind of activities of Think Tank affiliatesWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows which kind of activities the affiliates conduct. Every presence is counted once.|
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The following coordinate was not recognized: 50.088611;14.421389.The following coordinate was not recognized: 50.088611;14.421389. EStat.cz claims to be the first Czech think tank exclusively dealing with the topic efficiency of government action and public services. It is a member of the European Ideas Network (valid November 2012)  .
Organizational Structure and Funding
EStat.cz is run by a team of three persons.
Thunovská 12, 118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
- Edvard Kožušník, Director
People working for the Think Tank (Fellows etc.). This includes also part-time employees.
- Chobotská Romana , Secretary
- Dalibor Veřmiřovský, Member
Experts are not permanently employed at the Think Tank. They are paid for contract research when their expertise is needed. Some Think Tanks call a database of hundred or even more experts their own.
- Ivo Brokeš, Associate
- Vladimír Šiška, Associate
- Pavel Šitina, Associate
- David Gladiš, Associate
- Daniel Ferjanček, Associate
- Martin Dvořák, Associate
- Tomáš Julínek, Associate
- Karel Neuwirt, Associate
Working mode, goals
EStat.cz regularly publishes information material for members of the Czech Parliament and the online journal “9 devitka”. Besides it awards the Tosovsky Prize for anti-bureaucratic attitudes.
Cooperations with Think Tanks
Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Estat.cz
While the section above shows Think Tanks the Estat.cz claims to cooperate with, the list below shows Think Tanks that claim to cooperate with the Estat.cz.
Cooperations with Non-Think Tanks
We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.
- Enterprise and Industry
- Health and Consumer Policy
- Financial Programming and the Budget
- Institutional Reform/Public Services
On the Estat.cz website the following specific topics are listed:
- lean government
- cost efficient administration
- limited public services
What we call here a semantic field is the idea to categorize think tanks in a two level system. The first levels are so called 'Virtual Networks' and the second are the semantic fields. Accordingly every semantic field entered here has to be attached to a virtual network. If you would like to follow a special phenomenon among think tanks please contact us and we are going to add a new virtual network. Semantic fields are topics that promote a virtual network. Lets take climate change as an example: 'climate change skeptics' is the virtual network and 'adaption instead of mitigation' would be one possible semantic field.
- Tax Reduction (Austerity Politics): The institute promotes the tax freedom day, tool and movement of downward oriented tax competition, works for a lean and financially constricted state. No direct contributions to the debate on public debt and balancing of budgets.
This section is used to note presumptions that need further investigation, as well as things that don't fit into other sections.
Founders list not complete.