The Soros Foundation Romania supports organizations and activities that focus on two main priorities: using research and advocacy to develop public policy, and implementing projects that directly engage poor communities to work together to improve their conditions and assert their rights.
We have a major focus on promoting open data policies to ensure that the Romanian Government meets its obligations for transparency and public accessibility of information under the Open Government Partnership. We have been consistent advocates for the substantial positive impact that open data policies can have for individuals, civil society, public institutions, and the private sector in Romania.
Through our support for Roma organizations, we have helped Roma increase their abilities to organize themselves and advance their efforts to obtain equal access to housing and education. While many of the poorest people living in Romania are Roma, the foundation supports an integrated approach that works with all Romanians living in extreme poverty. Our activities allow impoverished communities to organize themselves and develop programs and campaigns to find solutions for their education, housing, and health care needs.