Reactor’s beginnings date back to 2004 when the organization’s founders were part of a training and capacity development project for think tanks organized by the European Stability Initiative (ESI) and the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia (FOSM).

In the first four years of operations, the projects carried out by the Reactor team were all part of the training and capacity development project, with a development strategy aimed at strengthening the team’s capacities for policy oriented research. Following this initial capacity building phase and with the diversification of the funding base for our activities, we emerged as an independent think with identified focus areas and a full time staff of researchers and analysts.