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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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Open Society Voices

The European Union Embraces a Common Approach to Legal Aid

October 19, 2016 Zaza Namoradze

A new directive establishes minimum standards on legal aid, and caps a successful effort to standardize criminal justice procedures across member states.

How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

October 6, 2016 Thomas Lohninger

When telecom companies launched an assault on net neutrality, a coalition of advocates fought back with an historic response.

Five Migrants Struggle and Thrive in Italy’s Chaotic Reception System

September 30, 2016 Stefano Liberti

A series of short films shows a dysfunctional patchwork of migrant reception centers—and the lives of those forced to navigate it.

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March 1, 2017

Open Society People

Jordi Vaquer
Regional Director, Europe / Co-Director
Open Society Initiative for Europe, Open Society Initiative for Europe
heather grabbe
Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
Open Society European Policy Institute
Director, Roma Initiatives
Open Society Institute–Budapest, Roma Initiatives Office