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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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How UK Politicians Laid the Groundwork for Brexit’s Hate Crime Surge

The wave of race-based crime unleashed by the Brexit vote is the result of societal intolerance cultivated by British leaders for years.

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The Immigration Detention Puzzle

Many countries have conflicting, secretive policies on detaining migrants and asylum seekers. More transparency would make these systems work better for everyone.

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Why Roma Integration Is a Rare Opportunity for the Western Balkans and Turkey

On the heels of the Decade of Roma Inclusion, the Roma Integration 2020 initiative will differ from the preceding effort in key ways.

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Roma Journalists Are Rewriting Their Story

While mainstream news outlets traffic in stereotypes, Roma journalists are laying claim to a space of their own in a democratized media landscape.

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A Last-Minute Court Ruling Could Prevent Future Roma Evictions

In a remarkable decision usually reserved for people being expelled from Europe, a court ruled that a Roma family’s eviction would amount to inhuman and degrading treatment.

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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.

Open Society People

Asia Pacific Regional Manager
Open Society Foundation–London, Asia Pacific Regional Office
Jordi Vaquer
Regional Director, Europe / Co-Director
Open Society Initiative for Europe, Open Society Initiative for Europe