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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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How Civil Society Came Together to Protect EU Whistleblowers

April 16, 2019 Peter Matjašič

It wasn’t easy, but thanks in part to a dedicated coalition of civil society actors, as well as a shift in public consciousness, greater protections for EU whistleblowers has been secured.

Q&A: A Media Haven for Europe’s LGBTI Roma

April 11, 2019

Open Society Youth Fellow Laszlo Farkas is building a media company where his community can feel recognized—and welcome.

Celebrating 10 Years of Investing in Roma Health

April 8, 2019 Merziha Idrizi

First established in 2008, the Roma Health Scholarships Program was intended to support young Roma trying to ensure their communities got the health care they deserved. More than a decade later, there’s no doubt it worked.