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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
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.

Voices
In a Time of Turmoil, a Path to Roma Self-Determination

Despite facing unprecedented crises today, Roma communities can draw on their collective strength and shared history to seize control of their own futures.

Briefing Paper
Memorandum: Violations of EU Law and Fundamental Rights by Bulgaria’s Discriminatory Treatment of Roma in the Area of Housing

The European Commission should take legal action against Bulgaria for the targeted destruction of Roma housing, in violation of the European Union's race equality directive.