The Eurasia Program works to strengthen civil society, uphold human rights, and maintain space for independent debate and discussion in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Turkey.
We believe that a vibrant civil society is fundamental to the promotion of democratic governance and government accountability. We pursue grant making, advocacy, regional initiatives, and work closely with local Open Society foundations.
Throughout the region, we support a wide range of international and local partners, from different sectors of civil society and with a particular focus on the following:
- promoting human rights and safeguarding democratic space
- combatting corruption
- empowering community leaders and protecting the rights of marginalized groups
- strengthening independent media to maintain a pluralistic information space
- creating and maintaining platforms for local civic engagement and academia
The program works in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Ukraine.