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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.

Recent Work

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Lessons from the White Working Class Community in Stockholm

The municipality of Botkyrka was the focus of an Open Society report on white working class communities in Stockholm. The report’s authors discuss how majority Swedes experience Sweden’s demographic change.

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The Myth of the Spanish Model of Roma Inclusion

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

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White Working Class Communities in Stockholm

This Open Society report focuses on the everyday experiences and concerns of white working class communities in the city of Stockholm, Sweden.

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Updates from Ukraine: Implications of a “Post-Maidan” Environment for Open Society  

Inna Pidluska of Ukraine's International Renaissance Foundation discusses Ukraine’s evolving political culture, early elections, and potential opportunities for civil society and parliamentarians to pursue a reform agenda.

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A Photographer Goes Behind the “Roma Walls”  

Björn Steinz aims to overcome the physical—and psychological—walls erected to exclude the Roma.

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Caring for the Roma Community in Derby

In the UK’s most central city, an advocacy group offers support to ensure that members of the Eastern European Roma community become active and equal citizens.

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
Program Manager
Open Society European Policy Institute