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

What a List Won’t Tell You About Denmark’s Working Class Communities

November 18, 2014 | by Per Mouritsen

Trigeparken—a public housing estate just outside Aarhus city in Denmark—is on the Danish list of “ghettos.” But this labelling only enhances stigma and does not do justice to its citizens.

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Youths in Greece Stand Up for the Right to Citizenship

November 14, 2014 | by Nikos Deji Odubitan

There are up to two hundred thousand youths born and raised in Greece who do not have the right to Greek citizenship. Activist group Generation 2.0 is working to change this.

Greece’s Investment in Migration Control Yields No Returns

November 12, 2014 | by Apostolis Fotiadis

A new report suggests Greece drop punitive migration control measures for less costly, and more effective, methods.