Goran Buldioski is Program Director of the Open Society Think Tank Fund and co-director of the Open Society Initiative for Europe. He focuses on democratic transition in Eastern Europe, the development of policy research on social and political affairs, and the role of civil society. Before joining the Open Society Foundations, he worked for the Council of Europe, the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation and the National Youth Council of Macedonia. His articles and research papers addressing think tanks, policy-relevant research and democratic transition have appeared in Politico, EurAktiv, Sharp! Magazine, LSE-UNDP Development and Transition Newsletter, the Turkish Policy Quarterly, and the Western Balkans Security Observer. He is member of the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR).