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Briefings, explainers and analyses that explain and highlight complex issues.

Investing in the Roma population is economically smart, especially if focused on deficit occupations.

Boosting the Western Balkans' Growth

How investments in Roma can solve the workforce problem
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Illustration of Roma flag and EU stars. (c) Risto Avramovski

Why the EU needs the Roma

Ageing and threatened from both inside and outside, the European Union’s fate is closely intertwined with the Roma, its biggest and most resilient minority.
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Roma soldier in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. (c) Dmytro Myntyan

Report: Fighting for a Fairer Future

The impact of the war in Ukraine on Roma and lessons for post-war reconstruction efforts.
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Demolition of Roma Homes in Bulgaria

Each year, the systematic demolition of Roma homes in Bulgaria leaves thousands homeless and in legal limbo. This breaches domestic, EU and international law. The Bulgarian government must tackle this issue.
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The Case for Investment in Recovery and Transition

Roma exclusion hurts economies in the region, and this will only get worse due to the pandemic and demographic trends. Governments can reverse this trajectory—if they choose to invest in Roma.
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Roma in the COVID-19 Crisis

This brief warns that Roma communities in Europe need more economic support in their fight against COVID-19 and its consequences. The EU also needs the Roma demographic for its own economic and political future.
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Post-2020 EU Roma Strategy: The Way Forward

The 2011 EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies set ambitious goals it did not achieve. This report outlines why and recommends a way ahead.
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Why Roma Political Participation Matters

The Roma are Europe's largest and most disadvantaged ethnic minority. Improving political participation concerns every group underrepresented in or excluded from political decisions that affect their lives.
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What Is the Roma Genocide?

During World War II, the Nazis and their collaborators killed hundreds of thousands of Roma men, women and children across German-occupied Europe.
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Understanding Ukraine’s Euromaidan Protests

Amid ongoing conflict, Ukraine's civil society is working hard to enable reforms; support independent, accurate reporting; and help thousands of displaced people.
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The Roma and Open Society

The Open Society Foundations have spearheaded an unprecedented effort, working with Roma communities to secure the Roma’s rightful position in European society.
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Blindspot: Kosovo Roma and the Decade

In 1999, more than 100,000 Roma were forced to leave Kosovo and seek refuge in other Balkan countries or in Western Europe. Their displacement was an underreported human tragedy.
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Pathways to Progress? The European Union and Roma Inclusion in the Western Balkans

The EU must hold potential member states accountable if they fail in their commitments to their most vulnerable and excluded citizens, according to this report.
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