Open Society Foundations (OSFs) / The Soros Network

The numerous non-profit foundations and organisations created and funded by George Soros are linked together in an informal network, the Soros foundations network. At the heart of this network are 24 autonomous national foundations. They are located in Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Haiti, Hungary, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine and Yugoslavia.

The foundations share the common mission of supporting the development of open societies. To this end, they support a range of programmes and initiatives in education, civil society, independent media, Internet and e-mail communications, publishing, human rights and social, legal, and economic reform. The Open Society Institute - New York and the Open Society Institute - Budapest assist these foundations and organisations by creating programmes on issues common to two or more foundations and by providing administrative, financial, and technical support. Other entities created by George Soros include the Central European University, the International Science Foundation, and the Open Media Research Institute.

More information: http://www.soros.org/404?http://www.soros.org/about_network

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