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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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Putting an End to the Myth that Roma Families Drain Slovakia’s Welfare System  

A new analysis of Slovakia’s social welfare system debunks the notion that Roma families are a drain on public funds.

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How Getting Involved in Politics Transformed One Roma Village’s Future  

Filipeştii de Târg shows how systematic disenfranchisement can hold back a people—and how a community determined to break free of this can change its trajectory for generations to come.

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Stronger Together: The Case for a European Parliament Intergroup against Racism

A collection of European Parliament members has proposed the creation of a parliamentary intergroup to promote equality and nondiscrimination. Why is such a group needed and how would it shape the Parliament’s views?

Fact Sheet
European Union Funding for Roma

The EU devotes a considerable amount of its funds to provide support for marginalized groups; some of these funds reach Roma communities. This fact sheet provides basic points on EU funding on Roma since 2007.

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Judgment in Hungary: An Attack on Roma, and a Search for Justice  

The documentary Judgment in Hungary depicts the trial of four Hungarians accused of killing six Roma, including a five-year-old, and injuring five others.

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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?

Open Society People

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

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Budapest
Deadline: January 18, 2015