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

100 Years After Somalis Arrive in London, It’s High Time to Learn About Them

October 16, 2014 | by Anya Ahmed

A new report aims to understand the views of British Somalis on identity, education, and political participation, among other issues driving public life.

Grantee Spotlight

Lessons from Wales on How to Value Diversity and Inclusion

October 15, 2014 | by Roxanne Nazir

Isaac Blake, director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, discusses the biggest challenges that Roma, Gypsy, and Traveller communities face in the United Kingdom.

Q&A

On the Bride’s Side: A Conversation with Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande

October 2, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri

Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande discusses his documentary On the Bride’s Side, which details the journey from Milan to Stockholm made by five undocumented Syrian and Palestinian refugees.