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Europe

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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Upcoming Events

Jun
9

Fred Abrahams, author of the new book Modern Albania, will give an inside account of the fall of communism in Albania and efforts to rebuild after decades of labor camps, thought police, and one-party rule.

Open Society Voices

Ireland Wakes Up to a Brave New World of Civil Marriage Equality

May 23, 2015 by Peter Matjašič

Ireland has become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage through a referendum, thanks to a campaign that captured the hearts and minds of many Irish voters.

Romeo and Juliet Finds New Life in Serbia and Kosovo

May 19, 2015 by Beka Vuco

A new production of Romeo and Juliet—performed by actors from Serbia and Kosovo—shows how the arts can foster understanding between cultures.

We Want to Hear What You Think About the European Roma Institute

May 18, 2015 by Zeljko Jovanovic 6
The idea of an institute for Roma culture and heritage is more relevant and urgent than ever. Now we want your feedback.

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
Director, At Home in Europe Project
Open Society Foundation–London