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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

Ukraine Investigates Health Care Abuses as Torture

September 1, 2015 by Naomi Burke-Shyne

Since deciding the Convention against Torture applies to health facilities, Ukraine has helped patients get the palliative care they need.

Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015 by Marina Ilminska

The extended pretrial detention of juveniles should be a seldom-used measure of last resort, not the sadly common practice it is today.

For Slovakia, Lessons in Effective Activism

August 10, 2015 by Fedor Blaščák

Civil society in Slovakia has suffered in the wake of the financial crisis. But a tax system unlike any in the world is helping to shape its revival.

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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
Director, At Home in Europe Project
Open Society Foundation–London, Open Society Initiative for Europe