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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.

Recent Work

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A Flood Lays Bare Inequality in Bulgaria

For the district hardest hit by the June flooding in Bulgaria, the disaster also dramatically exposed the longstanding inequality and segregation of Roma residents.

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Caring for the Roma Community in Derby

In the UK’s most central city, an advocacy group offers support to ensure that members of the Eastern European Roma community become active and equal citizens.

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For Roma in France, Is Climate of Intolerance Fueling Violence?

Anti-Roma talk starts at the top in France. Is it creating a climate of violence?

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A Beacon in the Ghetto

In a poverty-stricken district of Bucharest, the Alternative Education Center is helping give children the chance to create a future for themselves.

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Patrolling the Streets with Hungary’s Roma Police

In Hungary, an increased Roma presence in law enforcement cultivates cooperation and helps change ingrained stereotypes at street level.

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In Europe, Tackling Hate Speech with Humor

There’s nothing inherently funny about the xenophobia that is on the rise in Europe. But satire and humor are proving to be useful tools in the fight against intolerance.

Open Society People

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