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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

Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

October 17, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month - leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.

Investing in Roma-Led Change

September 8, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic

To make a real difference, the leadership of Roma NGOs must be more open, democratic, and accountable to Roma communities.

The Myth of the Spanish Model of Roma Inclusion

August 27, 2014 | by Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Anna Mirga

Spain is held up as a model of Roma inclusion in Europe. The real story isn’t so simple.