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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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.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.
Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.
Migrants seeking asylum in Europe don’t arrive with tidy suitcases filled with evidence to make their case—yet all too often, that’s what interviewers expect.
Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.
Many of the centers that host Italy’s newly arrived migrants resemble overcrowded prisons rather than reception centers. Here’s how to fix them.
From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.