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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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Open Society Voices

Next Week, Italy Will Debate a Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

July 21, 2016 Marco Perduca

The proposed system, if implemented, would regulate marijuana-related activities under a state monopoly.

Case Watch: Discrimination Dressed up as Neutrality in European Headscarf Bans

July 12, 2016 Simon Cox 2

Two cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union address complaints from Muslim women dismissed by a private sector employer because of wearing a religious headscarves at work.

Turkey’s Extraordinary Resilience in a Year of Terror

June 30, 2016 Gökçe Tüylüoğlu 3

The country continues to thrive despite multiple bomb attacks, including this week’s at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport.

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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