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The Open Society Institute-Sofia strengthens civil society by administering grants to Bulgarian organizations working on human rights, democracy and good governance, and environmental protection.

Open Society Institute–Sofia

The Open Society Institute-Sofia focuses on promoting the rule of law, supporting public education and health care reforms, advancing the country’s integration into the European Union, and working with Roma to assert their rights and challenge discrimination. The institute strengthens civil society by administering grants to Bulgarian nongovernmental organizations working on human rights, democracy and good governance, social inclusion of vulnerable groups, and sustainable development and environmental protection.  

In addition to making grants, we act as a think tank that provides research, data, and recommendations for public debates on judicial reform, civic oversight of police, inclusion of Bulgaria’s Roma minority, and the effectiveness of public health and education policies.  The institute also uses research, debates, and campaigns to encourage civil society participation in national and EU policymaking and to improve public knowledge on European issues.