Resist and Regenerate

My name is Giovanna Alvarez-Negretti and I’ve just begun as Executive Director of this impactful and innovative membership organisation. As a first time participant at an OPEN Summit, I was blown away by the collective power of intellect, courage, experience, wisdom, innovation, expertise, cultural awareness, and talents within the OPEN network. It was energising and humbling at the same time.

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Giovanna Alvare
PHOTOS: A massive day for Europe

52 events in 51 cities across Europe. 200,000 people on the streets from Berlin to Bucharest, Brussels to Budapest. A video watched by 7 million Romanians. Hundreds of thousands of door hangers across the whole of Sweden and Austria. The Eiffel Tower lit up with our message…

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Becky Jarvis
Highlights 2018

2018 was a big year. For many of us, it wasn’t easy. But when the OPEN team sat down to review, what really stuck out were the stories of the amazing impact and the victories this network is achieving around the world. Sit back, make a cuppa and read all about the incredible impact we’re having around the world!

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Becky Jarvis
Overcoming Orbán's supermajority: OPEN long reads

Viktor Orbán isn’t used to losing. The Hungarian Prime Minister has spent the last eight years systematically stripping power from any person or institution standing in his way.

But this month Orbán’s government was forced to back down in the face of a concerted public campaign. And the Hungarian OPEN group lead the charge.

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Aurora Adams
Romanian Resistance: OPEN long reads

It’s not everyday that you’re campaigning to stop people from showing up to vote! But that’s exactly what Romanian OPEN organisation Declic decided to do this month, to stop their government’s plan to enshrine homophobia in their constitution.

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Becky Jarvis