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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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The Role of Arts and Culture in an Open Society  

By supporting artistic endeavors, we help make manifest our most ambitious goals and ideals.

Why Europe’s “Roma Decade” Didn’t Lead to Inclusion

The Decade of Roma Inclusion aimed to close the gaps between Roma and the rest of society, but thanks to opportunistic politicians, some of those gaps are wider than ever.

Europe’s Roma Struggle to Reclaim Their Arts Scene

Nearly a century after the Nazis used visual propaganda to stigmatize Roma, the community is still struggling to take back control of its own image.

Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

Case Watch: Roma Ruling Advances Antidiscrimination Protections in the European Union

Legal efforts to protect Europe’s Roma minority from racial discrimination have been given a substantial boost by the European Union's top court.

France Moves to Stop Treating Its Traveller Citizens Like Foreigners

A new law may end the internal passport system in France, the only country in the world to require its Traveller citizens to carry special papers.

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Director, Roma Initiatives Office
Open Society Institute–Budapest, Roma Initiatives Office

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