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The activities of the Open Society Foundations in Europe focus on bolstering well-entrenched democracies while building up less stable ones, promoting minority inclusion in policymaking, supporting good governance and accountability, advancing education and public health reform, and helping societies adjust to European integration.

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What Europe’s Roma Know About Defeating the Politics of Supremacy

April 6, 2018 Zeljko Jovanovic

This year, International Roma Day and a pivotal election in Hungary coincide. While many Hungarian politicians are promoting racial supremacy, Roma are celebrating their cultural identity as a force to achieve equality.

Rotterdam’s Top Cop Wants to Strip Fashionable Black Young People

March 30, 2018 Jair Schalkwijk, Dionne Abdoelhafiezkhan

With his dog-whistle statements about young people, one of the Netherlands’ top law enforcement authorities has reminded the world that police must take responsibility for maintaining good relations with their communities.

Confronting the Tigers: How Young Parisians Use the Law to Expose Police Abuse

March 7, 2018 Lanna Hollo

Four police officers in Paris are on trial for assault, in a case that is highlighting the human cost of abusive and discriminatory policing.