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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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Europe’s Roma Struggle to Reclaim Their Arts Scene

Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.

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Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

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How Do You Measure Persecution?

Migrants seeking asylum in Europe don’t arrive with tidy suitcases filled with evidence to make their case—yet all too often, that’s what interviewers expect.

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Case Watch: Roma Ruling Advances Antidiscrimination Protections in the European Union

Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.

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How to Fix Italy’s Migrant Reception Centers

Many of the centers that host Italy’s newly arrived migrants resemble overcrowded prisons rather than reception centers. Here’s how to fix them.

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Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films  

From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.

Open Society People

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