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Recent Work

Q&A: A Media Haven for Europe’s LGBTI Roma

Open Society Youth Fellow Laszlo Farkas is building a media company where his community can feel recognized—and welcome.

Celebrating 10 Years of Investing in Roma Health  

First established in 2008, the Roma Health Scholarships Program was intended to support young Roma trying to ensure their communities got the health care they deserved. More than a decade later, there’s no doubt it worked.

Roma, Europe, and the Mission of Open Society  

For decades, Open Society has proudly supported Europe’s Roma communities in their struggle for equal opportunity and recognition.

When Roma Lead the Way to Prosperity  

A small town in northwest Bulgaria shows that when Roma take the leadership, they can establish a framework for justice, equality, and prosperity despite racist prejudices and unpredictable, ever-changing political winds.

Fighting Anti-Roma Hate, One Story at a Time

One Ukraine community’s response to an anti-Roma group offers a heartening example to all those who are trying to fight bigotry with compassion, dialogue, and understanding.

Roma and the Post–2020 Policy: Challenges and Opportunities

European civil society organizations, in partnership with national Roma and pro-Roma organizations, express their common position on the future political and budgetary priorities of the EU concerning Roma populations.