About Bernard Rorke

Bernard Rorke is international research and advocacy director for the Open Society Roma Initiatives. He has worked on Roma issues with the Open Society Foundations since 1998. He currently teaches the “Roma Rights” course at the Central European University in Budapest. He is a regular contributor and commentator on Roma issues. His posts on Open Society Voices can be read here.

Articles by Bernard Rorke

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National Roma integration strategies failing Romani children

Newly published reports on Roma integration strategies show little signs of tangible progress in 2012, especially in addressing the rights and well-being of Roma youth. European Union member states must act soon to prevent another ‘lost generation’ of Roma.

Hate is where the heart is: Time for Europe to confront anti-Gypsyism

It is time for the European Union to officially recognize anti-Gypsyism as a long-standing and deeply rooted form of European prejudice.

Roma inclusion in 2012: no respite in prejudice

Does the EU deserve its Nobel Peace Prize? 2013 is the European Year of Citizens, dedicated to the rights that come with EU citizenship. It seems utterly remote and removed from the reality facing millions of Roma across the Union.  

The Roma rights dilemma of the French left

On the Roma issue, the French left must choose: whether to align itself with the forces of progress to combat anti-Roma racism and exclusion; or persist with evictions and expulsions, and find itself bedded down with Europe’s forces of reactionary populism.

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