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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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Europe’s Roma Struggle to Reclaim Their Arts Scene

Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.

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Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

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Case Watch: Roma Ruling Advances Antidiscrimination Protections in the European Union

Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.

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France Moves to Stop Treating Its Traveller Citizens Like Foreigners

A new law may end the internal passport system in France, the only country in the world to require its Traveller citizens to carry special papers.

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

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