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The Open Society Foundations support efforts to promote equal opportunities and challenge all forms of discrimination faced by Roma, Europe’s largest and most excluded ethnic minority.

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Recent Work

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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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How Roma Families are Taking Action against Czech School Discrimination

Facing discrimination in the Czech Republic's education system, Roma families in the city of Ostrava are fighting to secure better schooling for their children, one child at a time.

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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.

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Making Roma Rights Real in Ireland

By improving Roma relations with the police and fighting ethnic profiling, advocates are helping to dismantle the structural biases that hold Roma back.

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Director, Roma Initiatives Office
Open Society Institute–Budapest, Roma Initiatives Office