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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

May
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The EU is in the final stages of negotiating a new directive on combating terrorism. This roundtable meeting will inform and raise concerns ahead of trilogue negotiations and the adoption of the directive.

Open Society Voices

Roma Journalists Are Rewriting Their Story

May 11, 2016 by Kremena Budinova 3

While mainstream news outlets traffic in stereotypes, Roma journalists are laying claim to a space of their own in a democratized media landscape.

A Last-Minute Court Ruling Could Prevent Future Roma Evictions

May 6, 2016 by Enrico Guida, Nicole Garbin 1

In a remarkable decision usually reserved for people being expelled from Europe, a court ruled that a Roma family’s eviction would amount to inhuman and degrading treatment.

In Hungary, a Better Transit System Fueled by the Power of Citizen Engagement

April 18, 2016 by Levente Lintényi 2

When the residents of Mátészalka needed a better way to get to the capital, they advocated on their own behalf and won a quicker commute.

Open Society People

Jordi Vaquer
Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe, Open Society Foundations–Spain
heather grabbe
Director, Open Society European Policy Institute / Open Society Foundations EU Affairs
Open Society European Policy Institute
Regional Manager
Open Society Foundation–London