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The Open Society Foundations support efforts to promote equal opportunities and challenge all forms of discrimination faced by Roma, Europe’s largest and most excluded ethnic minority.

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Recent Work

Voices
Q&A: European Roma’s Path to Equality

Europe’s largest ethnic minority is still weighed down by prejudice and misunderstanding. By using a multifaceted strategy of litigation, public education, and direct advocacy, the Roma are changing their position.

Voices
Q&A: Lessons from the Struggle for Albanian Roma’s Rights

A recent and critical victory for Albania’s Roma may provide marginalized communities around the world with a guide to defending their rights through broad, diverse, and flexible coalitions.

Voices
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.

Voices
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.

Report
Revisiting the EU Roma Framework: Assessing the European Dimension for the Post-2020 Future

This report details the practical implementation of the EU Roma Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies between 2011 and 2016.

Voices
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.