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OSI’s two primary offices, OSI-New York and OSI-Budapest, provide support to the Soros foundations, which are autonomous institutions established in particular countries or regions. For more information, please visit the Soros Foundations page.
OSI-Baltimore
OSI-Brussels
OSI-Budapest
Open Society Foundation (London)
OSI-New York
OSI-Paris
OSI-Washington, D.C.
OSI-Baltimore
201 North Charles Street
Suite 1300
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Tel. 1-410-234-1091
Fax. 1-410-234-2816
Focusing on urban issues that affect Baltimore, Maryland, OSI-Baltimore develops and supports a grantmaking program that fosters debate, empowers marginalized groups to help shape and monitor public policy, and strengthens communities and families through the development of fair, rational, and responsive public systems. Areas of interest include drug addiction treatment, criminal justice, workforce and economic development, access to justice, education and youth development, high school urban debate, and community health and services.
• For more information visit the OSI-Baltimore website
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OSI-Brussels
Rue des Minimes 26
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Tel. 32-2-505-4646
Fax: 32-2-502-4646
Email: osi-brussels@osi-eu.org
Established in 1997, OSI-Brussels acts as a liaison to facilitate collaboration between the organizations of the Soros foundations network and West European partners, including the various institutions of the European Union (EU), bilateral donors, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
OSI-Brussels assists the programs and organizations in the Soros foundations network with their efforts to make contact with donors, and informs partner organizations about the mission, activities, and methods of the network. OSI-Brussels also works to raise awareness in European intergovernmental organizations, governments, and opinion-making circles about issues of concern to the foundations in the network. The office advocates broader international support for, among other things, civil society, human rights, independent media, democratic reform, and the rule of law.
OSI-Brussels also helps foundations collaborate with other Brussels-based international NGOs on issues concerning EU funding for human rights and democracy; and the facilitation of visits of network officers, grantees, and civil society leaders to Western Europe.
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OSI-Budapest
Oktober 6. ut. 12
H-1051 Budapest
Hungary
Tel. 36-1-327-3100
Fax: 36-1-327-3101
Email: info@osi.hu
OSI-Budapest serves as the main hub for OSI initiatives outside of the United States. It develops and implements programs in the areas of educational, social, and legal reform, and assists the other organizations in the Soros foundations network by providing administrative, financial, and technical support. Along with OSI-New York, it administers network programs, which address specific issue areas on a network-wide basis.
OSI-Budapest also supports a variety of other initiatives throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, with an emphasis on human rights, ethnic and minority issues, civil society, and women's issues. The office is located in the Central European University (CEU) complex in downtown Budapest, and its programs draw upon CEU's resources.
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Open Society Foundation (London)
Cambridge House, 5th floor
100 Cambridge Grove
Hammersmith
London W6 0LE
United Kingdom
Tel. 44-207-031-0200
Fax: 44-207-031-0201
Email: OSF-London@osf-eu.org
The Open Society Foundation in London focuses on projects concerning public health, civic empowerment, poverty, discrimination, as well as education about human rights, political and social sciences, and journalism. Initiatives and projects based in this office include AfriMAP, the East East Program, the Information Program, the Media Program, and the Publish What You Pay campaign.
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OSI-New York
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
USA
Tel. 1-212-548-0600
Fax: 1-212-548-4619
OSI-New York is the main headquarters of the Open Society Institute. Along with OSI-Budapest, it provides administrative, financial, and technical support to the Soros foundations and also operates OSI initiatives, which address specific issues on a regional or network-wide basis, and other independent programs. OSI-New York is also the home of a series of initiatives that focus primarily on the United States.
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OSI-Paris
38 Boulevard Beaumarchais
75011 Paris
France
Tel. 33-1-48-052-474
Fax: 33-1-40-216-541
Email: osi-paris@osi-eu.org
OSI-Paris acts as a liaison and resource office to help foster cultural and educational exchange programs between Soros foundations and other Western European countries.
Since 1997, OSI-Paris has focused primarily on the Belarus Project, which was initiated in 1997 when the Belarus Soros Foundation was forced to close. The Belarus Project supports the development of open society in Belarus through a number of projects focusing on independent media, nonpartisan voter information and mobilization campaigns, human rights, and civil society resource centers. With the exception of this project, all other OSI-Paris operational and grant-giving programs are being phased out.
OSI-Paris translates and evaluates proposals and grant requests and directs them to appropriate Soros foundations and network programs. It also assists OSI employees with obtaining Schengen visas for colleagues in the network. Since May 2001, OSI-Paris has acted as an OSI board liaison office, helping all national foundations to implement appropriate board rotation procedures.
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OSI-Washington, D.C.
1120 19th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Tel. 1-202-721-5600
Fax: 1-202-530-0128
OSI-Washington, D.C. was established in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the resulting policy changes within the U.S. government. The office focuses on addressing violations of civil liberties in the United States and expanding OSI’s policy and advocacy work in the areas of criminal and civil justice reform. In addition, OSI-Washington, D.C. plays a key role is building a framework to influence debates over global economic policies, such as those involving international development assistance.
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