Equality in Europe

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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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The Children of Northern Ireland Should Grow Up Together

For too long, Northern Ireland’s education system has encouraged a divided society. But a new initiative from the Integrated Education Fund is helping parents work together to build a peaceful future for their children.

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A Message from Wales on Refugees: “People Are Very Keen to Help”  

Across the UK, a community-based sponsorship program is offering an alternative approach to refugee resettlement.

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The Roma Are Their Own Best Advocates

With the new European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, there is finally a place where Roma can work together to promote their identity and self-esteem.

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It’s Time for Roma People to Speak for Themselves  

After enduring generations of stereotypes and other false depictions, Roma artists are working together to help their people tell their own story about their history, their art, and their contributions to European culture.

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Brussels Economic Forum 2017

Open Society Foundations founder and chairman George Soros gives the keynote speech at the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission.

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How Will Today’s Aging Voters Shape Tomorrow’s Democracies?

Amid a series of divisive political campaigns, media depictions of the young as idealistic and full of hope and the elderly as fearful and nostalgic are remarkably common. But is this actually the case?