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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

Voices
Breaking News No More: Life for Roma in Greece a Year after “Maria”  

The story of Maria, a blonde Roma girl, made world news in 2013. A year later, what’s life like for Roma in Greece?

Voices
100 Years After Somalis Arrive in London, It’s High Time to Learn About Them

A new report aims to understand the views of British Somalis on identity, education, and political participation, among other issues driving public life.

Voices
Lessons from Wales on How to Value Diversity and Inclusion

Isaac Blake, director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, discusses the biggest challenges that Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities face in the United Kingdom.

Report
Somalis in London

This report is part of a seven-city research series titled Somalis in European Cities, which examines the experiences of Somali communities in the city.

Explainer
Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union

The real crisis around migration is in Europe’s poor response to irregular migrants and asylum seekers, including the EU’s ability to keep people safe and secure.

Voices
On the Bride’s Side: A Conversation with Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande  

Filmmaker Gabriele Del Grande discusses his documentary On the Bride’s Side, which details the journey from Milan to Stockholm made by five undocumented Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

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