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From a Refugee Camp to a Biology Lab

May 29, 2015by Laura Silber

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From a Refugee Camp to a Biology Lab

May 29, 2015 | by Laura Silber

Dr. Admir Mašić earned his PhD and became a successful research scientist. But two decades ago he wasn’t even allowed to enroll in school.

Ireland Wakes Up to a Brave New World of Civil Marriage Equality

May 23, 2015 | by Peter Matjašič

Ireland has become the first country to introduce same-sex marriage through a referendum, thanks to a campaign that captured the hearts and minds of many Irish voters.

Grantee Spotlight

Romeo and Juliet Finds New Life in Serbia and Kosovo

May 19, 2015 | by Beka Vuco

A new production of Romeo and Juliet—performed by actors from Serbia and Kosovo—shows how the arts can foster understanding between cultures.

We Want to Hear What You Think About the European Roma Institute

May 18, 2015 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
The idea of an institute for Roma culture and heritage is more relevant and urgent than ever. Now we want your feedback.

The Forgotten History of Romani Resistance

May 15, 2015 | by Pierre Chopinaud

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

The Case for an Ambitious EU Policy in Its Eastern Neighbourhood

May 13, 2015 | by Iskra Kirova

The Eastern Partnership remains the EU’s most effective foreign policy instrument for creating stability in the countries around it.

Grantee Spotlight

October 3 Could Become an Official Day to Remember Fallen Migrants

May 13, 2015 | by Tareke Brhane

Over 20,000 migrants have died while trying to reach Europe over the last two decades. A day to honor their memories could be much more than symbolic.

Why the Greek Media Is in Free Fall

May 12, 2015 | by Manos Moschopoulos

A new Open Society report details how an array of converging factors are devastating journalism in Greece, and what can be done to save it.

How Catalonia Became Spain’s Laboratory for Smarter Drug Policies

May 12, 2015 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

A new report examines how the autonomous region implemented a community-driven, public health approach to its heroin epidemic and created a new model for legal cannabis consumption.

Q&A

What Will the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent Mean for Europe?

May 11, 2015 | by Debora Guidetti, Anna Defour

Swedish scholar-activist Michael McEachrane talks about Europe’s ongoing racial problems, the global effort to fight them, and why reparations can work.

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