The real crisis around migration is in Europe’s poor response to irregular migrants and asylum seekers, including the EU’s ability to keep people safe and secure.
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Over the past 50 years, Europe has undergone dramatic social and economic shifts. Ethnic diversity has increased, yet so too has inequality. As a result some groups feel marginalized from society—in education, health care, employment, and other areas of everyday life. We work with local communities and policy makers to support full equality, political participation, and opportunities for all.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
In a country that values assimilation, D’Ailleurs et d’ici! is a rare celebration of the many ethnic and racial groups that contribute to France’s diversity.
This report provides a grassroots perspective on integration and cohesion in the London borough of Waltham Forest, focusing on the relationships between different racial, religious, and cultural communities in the area.
A new analysis of Slovakia’s social welfare system debunks the notion that Roma families are a drain on public funds.
Filipeştii de Târg shows how systematic disenfranchisement can hold back a people—and how a community determined to break free of this can change its trajectory for generations to come.
This report makes recommendations for effective change in the field of equality data and the use of data to promote equal treatment.
A collection of European Parliament members has proposed the creation of a parliamentary intergroup to promote equality and nondiscrimination. Why is such a group needed and how would it shape the Parliament’s views?