Research into white working class communities in Amsterdam reveals a range of local concerns—from health care, employment, and education to housing and political participation.
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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.
This briefing paper presents policy areas that require an effective EU response and where Open Society has expertise as a donor and advocate of human rights and universal values.
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.
Spain is held up as a model of Roma inclusion in Europe. The real story isn’t so simple.
This Open Society report focuses on the everyday experiences and concerns of white working class communities in the city of Stockholm, Sweden.
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.
Björn Steinz aims to overcome the physical—and psychological—walls erected to exclude the Roma.