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Equality in Europe

Over the past 50 years, Europe has undergone dramatic social and economic shifts. Ethnic diversity has increased, yet so too has inequality. As a result some groups feel marginalized from society—in education, health care, employment, and other areas of everyday life. We work with local communities and policy makers to support full equality, political participation, and opportunities for all.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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An End to Manels: Closing the Gender Gap at Europe’s Top Policy Events

A five-year examination of 12,600 speaking roles at Europe’s most important policy conferences highlights how women are denied equal opportunities to influence policymaking.

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Q&A: European Roma’s Path to Equality

Europe’s largest ethnic minority is still weighed down by prejudice and misunderstanding. By using a multifaceted strategy of litigation, public education, and direct advocacy, the Roma are changing their position.

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Five Steps the EU Must Take to Protect Civil Society

With attacks on the public space unfurling across the European Union, it is essential that the EU take swift and decisive action to protect the foundational values and institutions that undergird democracy.