We seek to empower Europeans and their civil society organizations to reinforce and reclaim their central role in European democracies.
The Open Society Initiative for Europe aims to contribute to more vibrant and legitimate democracies in the European Union by working with a wide range of civil society actors and strengthening less central voices.

Open Society Initiative for Europe

Open Society Voices

September 17, 2014 | by Jawaahir Daahir | 2 comments

Somali pupils in Leicester—host to one of the largest UK Somali communities—have demonstrated the biggest improvement in school attainment among many minorities. This is a testament to the city’s integration success story.

July 3, 2014 | by Phil Henry, Michael Daduc | 2 comments

In the UK’s most central city, an advocacy group offers support to ensure that members of the Eastern European Roma community become active and equal citizens.

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July 2, 2014 | by Saskia Welschen

Research into white working class communities in Amsterdam reveals a range of local concerns—from health care, employment, and education to housing and political participation.