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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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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?

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Roma in Serbia: Building on Strength

Roma in Serbia registered thousands of voters in less than a month—leading to more democratic representation for the next several years.

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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.

Open Society People

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