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Equality in Europe

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.

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Islamophobia in Europe

While it remains contested as to what the term exactly means, Islamophobia in Europe manifests itself through individual attitudes and behaviors, and the policies and practices of organizations and institutions.

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Diverse Communities Embrace Multiculturalism with Surprising Ease

A new Open Society report dispels the idea that multiculturalism is an unpopular phenomenon thrust upon a reluctant public.

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Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union

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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How a White Working Class Community in Berlin Embraced Its New Immigrants

The Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf is a case study in how supposedly racist enclaves don’t always live up to their stereotype.

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White Working Class Communities in Berlin

White Working Class Communities in Berlin explores the views and experiences of the majority population living in the northern parts of the former East Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf.

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Making Roma Rights Real in Ireland

By improving Roma relations with the police and fighting ethnic profiling, advocates are helping to dismantle the structural biases that hold Roma back.

Open Society People

Director, At Home in Europe Project
Open Society Foundation–London
Jordi Vaquer
Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe
Senior Policy Analyst, Equality and Migration; Advocacy Manager, Italy
Open Society European Policy Institute