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East East Program
Partnership Beyond Border


Vissza a programok felsorolásához

 January 2002

Applications in Hungary must be sent by e-mail to Judit Geszti: geszti@soros.hu


An open society is a society based on the recognition that nobody has a monopoly on the truth, that different people have different views and interests, and that there is a need for institutions to protect the rights of all people to allow them to live together in peace. Broadly speaking, an open society is characterized by a reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, and respect for minorities and minority opinions.

 The Open Society Institute is a private operating and grantmaking foundation that develops and implements a range of programs in civil society, culture, education, media, public administration, public health, and human and women's rights, as well as social, legal and economic reform. The Open Society Institute is part of the Soros foundations network, an informal network of organizations established and supported by investor and philanthropist George Soros, and active in more than 50 countries worldwide.

 The East East Program of the Open Society Institute was created in 1991 and is implemented through and according to the strategies of the network of independent foundations of the Soros foundations network.

 The East East Program supports people and ideas to transcend national borders specifically to collaborate in creating and strengthening conditions of open society.  Initiatives supported in the East East Program involve two or more countries.

 The East East Program is a resource which responds to needs from people in society most intensively in contact with local conditions, and takes a long-term perspective in empowering people to work beyond borders toward common goals of open society.

 Civil society institutions and non-governmental organizations may use the resources of the program

 The East East Program addresses challenges facing contemporary societies globally, including but not limited to

Communication is the essence of the East East Program.  The program supports openness, dialogue and neutral space for diverse views.  Initiatives supported by the program seek to discover and inspire new visions, energy and creativity to strengthen conditions of open society.

The East East Program supports 260 projects annually in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Mongolia.