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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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Recent Work

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On International Roma Day, a Call for Courage and Clarity

In the many events that take places around International Roma Day, we sometimes lose sight of the larger cause: self-determination and international unity.

Report
Strategic Litigation Impacts: Roma School Desegregation

This study examines the role of strategic litigation in efforts to end discrimination against Roma school children in Greece, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Voices
Liberty on Hold: France’s Response to November’s Terror Attacks  

In this month’s Talking Justice podcast, we examine the emergency powers that grant the French government vast new authority to search and monitor citizens.

Report
Fair and Effective Police Stops

This report provides a roadmap for combating ethnic profiling in police work, drawing on reform efforts by five police departments in Spain.

Voices
Slovenia Built a “Corridor” to Move Refugees Straight Through the Country

Inside the legally questionable system that funnels migrants through Slovenia as if they were never there.

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Two Milestones Put Romani Cultural Discourse in the Hands of Roma Themselves  

For too long, Romani studies have been dictated by non-Roma “experts.” In 2015, a pair of breakthrough achievements shifted that paradigm dramatically.

Open Society People

Regional Manager
Open Society Foundation–London
Jordi Vaquer
Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe, Open Society Foundations–Spain
Senior Policy Analyst, Equality and Migration; Advocacy Manager, Italy
Open Society European Policy Institute