Consistent with its mission to promote dialogue between the policy and research communities, PASCAL partners with a number of international and national organisations around the world.
PASCAL maintains strong links with the OECD, especially its Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development to share knowledge emerging from its research and development activities and contribute to policy development. John Tibbitt, PASCAL Senior Policy Adviser was an invited speaker at the OECD Annual Rural Development Conference in Quebec in October 2009.
PASCAL also has links with the European Union Committee of the Regions to share experience in regional development, particularly the role of universities.
PASCAL is building links with other regional associations such as the North Atlantic Forum. Jarl Bengtsson, Chair of the PASCAL Advisory Board and John Tibbitt both presented papers at their 2009 conference in Bornholm, Denmark. Jarl Bengtsson also will be representing PASCAL at the next meeting of the Nordic Social Services Directors in Reykjavik, Iceland from 4-6 August 2010.
PASCAL is also building links with University networks focused on regional engagement such as the Australian Alliance of Community Engaged Universities and co-operates with the European Universities Continuing Education Network EUCEN, frequently utilising their nominees as external evaluators in relevant EC-funded project.
PASCAL co-operates with the UK's Forum for the Advancement of Continuing Education (FACE), with whom we are co-organising our 9th international conference in Botswana in December 2010.
PASCAL also works closely in research and development projects with many other partners, a number of which are listed here: