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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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Ireland Wakes Up to a Brave New World of Civil Marriage Equality

Ireland has become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage through a referendum, thanks to a campaign that captured the hearts and minds of many Irish voters.

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We Want to Hear What You Think About the European Roma Institute
The idea of an institute for Roma culture and heritage is more relevant and urgent than ever. Now we want your feedback.
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European Roma Institute

The European Roma Institute is proposed as an independent organization with the mission of increasing the self-esteem of Roma by means of arts, culture, history, and media.

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The Forgotten History of Romani Resistance

For too long, Roma have been misrepresented by stereotypes. Romani Resistance Day in Europe attempts to balance the narrative.

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What Will the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent Mean for Europe?

Swedish scholar-activist Michael McEachrane talks about Europe’s ongoing racial problems, the global effort to fight them, and why reparations can work.

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An Effort to Get Out the Roma Vote, One Citizen at a Time

A new campaign aims to get Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers engaged in politics—and potentially swing a few tight races.

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