Equality in Europe

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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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No Equality without Data

A new report on data collection in the EU demonstrates why equality data is central to promoting equal treatment for all.

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White Working Class Communities in Aarhus

White Working Class Communities in Aarhus is part of a pan-European research project documenting the views and experiences of the majority population in the context of social inclusion and equality.

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What a List Won’t Tell You About Denmark’s Working Class Communities

Trigeparken—a public housing estate just outside Aarhus city in Denmark—is on the Danish list of “ghettos.” But this labelling only enhances stigma and does not do justice to its citizens.

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Youths in Greece Stand Up for the Right to Citizenship  

There are up to two hundred thousand youths born and raised in Greece who do not have the right to Greek citizenship. Activist group Generation 2.0 is working to change this.

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Judgment in Hungary: An Attack on Roma, and a Search for Justice  

The documentary Judgment in Hungary depicts the trial of four Hungarians accused of killing six Roma, including a five-year-old, and injuring five others.

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Greece’s Investment in Migration Control Yields No Returns

A new report suggests Greece drop punitive migration control measures for less costly, and more effective, methods.

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