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The Roma Initiatives Office provides grants, fellowships, and training to stimulate Roma community participation and active citizenship, empower Roma women and youth, and combat anti-Roma discrimination.

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Open Society Voices

June 17, 2014 | by Florin Botonogu | 2 comments

In a poverty-stricken district of Bucharest, the Alternative Education Center is helping give children the chance to create a future for themselves.

June 3, 2014 | by Gyorgy Makula | 12 comments

In Hungary, an increased Roma presence in law enforcement cultivates cooperation and helps change ingrained stereotypes at street level.

May 22, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic | 3 comments

If the EU Roma community were a country, it would be bigger than Denmark, Finland, or Slovakia. Why are they still excluded from meaningful political participation?