• Ukraine: an Uncertain Birth

    Despite MH17 tragedy and the ongoing conflict in the east, there is hope for Ukraine. For three days in Kyiv, 200 experts and practitioners from a variety of sectors, including key ministers in the Ukrainian government, met to map out a reform process and explore how to reposition the country.


    The Open Estonia Foundation commemorates our friend VALERIA NOVODVORSKAYA

       September 18, 2014

    The keynote speaker of this year's OSF will be ANDREI ILLARIONOV, senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and 
    former chief economic adviser of Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

    More updates promised soon!


    Our annual Forum will this year take place on September, 18.
    We invite you to discuss
    the intriguing topic of 
    Updates promised soon!



  • There is no alternative

    We want a better and more democratic Europe. We want a new Convention to improve EU democracy and we want the reform process to be democratic, transparent and participatory. More info on Democratic Europe Now!



  • E-voting in E-stonia 

    In Estonia, you can give your e-vote on the European Parliament elections until 6 PM, May 21st. Feel free to use this opportunity in any corner of the world, it is safe and sound

  • Ukraine: The Road Ahead

    It's more important than ever that the U.S. and Europe support a free Ukraine—one empowered to decide its own future. Listen to a few of the voices of those struggling to bring dignity and unity to their country. 

  • Heavenly Hundred 

    A fresh and must-see documentary about the brave Heavenly Hundred - the Ukranians who lost their lives defenging the freedom of their country on EuroMaidan. 

  • On March 16, a support concert entitled “For Ukraine” was be held at Tallinn Freedom Square. With this event, Estonian and Ukrainian musicians, students, and non-governmental organisations expressed their support to a free and dignified Ukrainian nation. The whole concert can be watched HERE.

  • New Pact for Europe

    New Pact for Europe

    The euro crisis has prompted one of the most intense debates about the viability of the European project in its history. What kind of Europe do we need? Let's talk about it!



  • This woman is brave and her message is clear. Support democracy, transparency and human rights in Ukraine. Meet some ordinary Maidaners  HERE.

  • From Crisis to Hope

    "I believe in finding European solutions for the problems of Europe; national solutions make matters worse." See what George Soros and his colleagues propose to recapture the dream for Europe.

  • Sochi 2014

    The Russian government has invested billions in sports venues and infrastructure but the run-up to the Olympic Games has been marred by abuses against residents, migrant workers and LGBT groups. See HRW's video.

  • Russian Voices 11.12.13

    Watch the Russian journalist, music critic and "cultural dissident" Artemy Troitsky and human rights activist Konstantin Baranov discuss current developments in Russian politics and society.

  • American Promise

    The new documentary spans 13 years as middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their camera on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country.

  • Open Society Forum

    At this year's forum we asked experts and editors-in-chief what should be done to restrict the spread of hate speech.

    Read more, watch the video and take a look at our photo gallery.

  • The Power of Rights

    No human rights - no open society. But what do human rights really mean? Listen to what Amartya Sen, Bono, Mall Hellam and many others have to say, and join the conversation!



  • Solidarity Now!

    The unemployed, homeless, pensioners, children... Those hardest hit by the economic crisis are not to blame. 


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