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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

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How a Broken Economic System Keeps Roma Children in Special Schools  

Roma students are often funneled into special schools, but a door-to-door initiative is supporting parents who want a mainstream education for their children.

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How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

From comic book heroes to Hollywood villains, some of the best-known characters of the pop culture landscape have hidden Roma roots.

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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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In Hungary, a Better Transit System Fueled by the Power of Citizen Engagement

When the residents of Mátészalka needed a better way to get to the capital, they advocated on their own behalf and won a quicker commute.

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

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