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The activities of the Open Society Foundations in Europe focus on bolstering well-entrenched democracies while building up less stable ones, promoting minority inclusion in policymaking, supporting good governance and accountability, advancing education and public health reform, and helping societies adjust to European integration.

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Zilka Spahic Siljak, visiting lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, discusses her work on human rights, religion, gender, and peacebuilding.

Open Society Voices

Tackling Corruption in Armenia with High- and Low-Tech Tools

April 15, 2014 by Jed Miller

A government watchdog in Armenia is using data generated by ink and paper to fight corruption in the media.

When Italians Were the Ones Being Called “Dirty Beggars”

April 10, 2014 by Zeljko Jovanovic 2

In Italy today, the Roma face a level of racism and bigotry that would have been familiar to Italian immigrants to the United States over a century ago.

Writing Ukraine’s Next Chapter

April 9, 2014 by Andrei Kourkov 1

Author Andrei Kourkov decided to write a book about Ukraine. Then November 21 happened, and everything changed.

Open Society Jobs

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Open Society People

Jordi Vaquer
Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe
heather grabbe
Director, Open Society European Policy Institute / Open Society Foundations EU Affairs
Open Society European Policy Institute, Think Tank Fund
Global Drug Policy Program, Open Society Foundations–New York