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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.

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.
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.

The Forgotten History of Romani Resistance

For too long, Roma have been misrepresented by stereotypes. Romani Resistance Day in Europe attempts to balance the narrative.

How Roma Families are Taking Action against Czech School Discrimination

Facing discrimination in the Czech Republic's education system, Roma families in the city of Ostrava are fighting to secure better schooling for their children, one child at a time.

An Effort to Get Out the Roma Vote, One Citizen at a Time

A new campaign aims to get Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers engaged in politics—and potentially swing a few tight races.

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