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Recent Work

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.

Roma Leadership for the 21st Century

From doctors to journalists to public intellectuals, the number of Roma leaders has been growing steadily. Here’s how to sustain the trend.

Why We Are Setting Up a European Roma Institute

The value of building up the confidence of the Roma should not be underestimated.

I Am Roma, I Am an Albanian Citizen

A group of Roma youth is changing the game for Albania’s Roma communities, raising their visibility and reframing their self-image.

From Medicine to Passports, Mediators Help Ukraine’s Roma Get What They Need

During a time of change, a group bridges the gap between Ukraine’s disenfranchised minority and social services.

The Documentary about Romanians that Sparked Protests in the UK

A TV show about Romanian migrants living in the UK has been criticized for promoting ugly stereotypes, but who is it really depicting?

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