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Roma Census Success

No country in Europe has an accurate number for Roma citizens in their official census. Many Roma do not officially register their identity due to fear of discrimination, long-standing assimilation pressures, and lack of information on the benefits of registration.

Roma census registration campaigns carried out in 2012 by the Open Society Foundations and Roma communities are helping end the invisibility of Roma populations in parts of Central and Eastern Europe.

This fact sheet documents the success of these campaigns.

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