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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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Why We Are Setting Up a European Roma Institute

The value of building up the confidence of the Roma should not be underestimated.

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Hate Crimes Don’t Discriminate  

You don’t need to be a member of an oppressed group to be a victim of a hate crime. The problem affects all of us, which means we all have to fight it.

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I Am Roma, I Am an Albanian Citizen

A group of Roma youth is changing the game for Albania’s Roma communities, raising their visibility and reframing their self-image.

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The Tangled Web of Discrimination Faced by Muslim Women

Research shows that Muslim women bear the brunt of Islamophobia, and often get the cold shoulder from feminists as well.

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Amid Economic Turmoil, Athens Builds a Space for Civic Solidarity

A new Solidarity Center in the Greek capital aims to bring together in common cause anyone and everyone affected by the crisis.

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From Medicine to Passports, Mediators Help Ukraine’s Roma Get What They Need

During a time of change, a group bridges the gap between Ukraine’s disenfranchised minority and social services.

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