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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Book Launch—Aftershock: A Journey Into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams

Author John Feffer discusses his new book about dashed hopes and dreams in Eastern Europe.

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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

A surge in the anti-establishment vote in October’s elections has left the long struggle to end segregation of Roma children in Czech schools on uncertain ground.

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Q&A: The Open Society Foundations in a Changing Europe

After nearly a decade of economic and political upheaval, the need to revive the EU is clear. Here’s what the Open Society Foundations are doing to help.

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The Truth About Terror and Youth Radicalization

As concerns grow about the influence of social media and the internet in radicalizing young people, it’s vital to separate the myths from the facts.

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Human Rights and the Rise of Populism in Europe  

The director of the European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, joins a discussion with Felice Gaer, a distinguished U.S. human rights jurist.

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The “Not Entirely Closed” Western Balkan Route: The Impact on Rights and the Rule of Law

This event sheds light on the situation along the Western Balkans’ migration route and provides an opportunity for experts to analyze how the migration crisis and the European Union’s response to it has impacted the region.