About fund

In response to the global economic crisis The Open Society Institute, under the initiative of philanthropist G. Soros, has established The Emergency Fund (EF) with the aim of helping the most vulnerable groups in society cope with the impact of the crisis. The EF plans to be active for the next 2 and a half years in 20 countries (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan and Ukraine) and will provide up to $100 million USD to support humanitarian projects addressing the impact of the economic crisis on vulnerable groups, maintaining open society values and countering populist demagogy.

The main objective of the EFL is to support the activities of NGOs and to provide opportunities for this sector to try innovative and creative ways of dealing with the crisis and to present the society and the government with effective tools for immediate and short term problem solving.

The Emergency Fund in Lithuania (EFL) is administrated by the public non-profit institution "OSFL projektai" (OSFL projects).

 
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