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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

How Macedonia’s Bureaucracy Is Failing Young People

February 14, 2018 Katerina Gogova

Too many of the country’s institutions are simply not equipped with the medicine, expertise, or guidance they need to help young people who are using drugs.

Q&A: Defending Europeans’ Right to Protest

February 8, 2018

Research in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans has confirmed what many people in the region know already: too many governments are using bureaucratic tricks—and brute force—to restrict the basic right to free speech.

Q&A: European Roma’s Path to Equality

February 5, 2018

Europe’s largest ethnic minority is still weighed down by prejudice and misunderstanding. By using a multifaceted strategy of litigation, public education, and direct advocacy, the Roma are changing their position.

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