The PtP Initiative is directed by Dr. Lester M. Salamon, Director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Salamon is assisted by a team of Project Associates that includes:

Gian Paolo Barbetta (Italy)
Chuck Bell, ESQ (United States)
Peter McKinlay (New Zealand)
Dr. Lucas Meijs (Netherlands)
Amélie Mernier (Belgium)
Dr. Bartek Pielinski (Poland)
Nigel Siederer (United Kingdom)
Dr. Rupert Graf Strachwitz (Germany)
Boris Strečanský (Slovakia)


An Advisory Committee chaired by Dr. Wilhelm Krull, General Secretary of the Volkswagen Foundation, is providing guidance and advice to the Initiative.

The Initiative is administered by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI), an independent not-for-profit organization that has played an instrumental role in building sustainable civil society institutions in countries throughout the world.

For further information about the Initiative, please contact Chelsea Newhouse.