a project funded by
South East Europe
The vision of OPEN:
The mission of OPEN:
The letters of OPEN stand for:
„OPEN“ is an organization of young adults that is part of BILD.
OPEN was created through a course in civic leadership at the Tuzla Summer Institute financed by the Soros Foundation which also provided start-up funds for OPEN's first projects.
One of OPEN's first projects helps get books off of shelves and into the hands of students by creating an interactive website that shows people which books are needed at local high schools and then enables people with used books to contact students who currently need them. This is a pilot project that will be expanded next year through a public-private partnership bringing together students, teachers, administrators, and book companies.
In order to be a member of OPEN, a person must be an active member in one of OPEN's working groups and attend volunteer actions regularly. Here, OPEN members and guests are taking part in an ecological cleaning action.