In the last seven years, 'At Home in Europe' has worked to advance the inclusion of vulnerable communities in a changing Europe. The project has placed a high priority on local community and city-level practices that mitigate discrimination and seek to ensure equal treatment for all, regardless of ethnic or religious background. We believe in understanding differences and overcoming challenges. As an interviewee from our research said: ‘Yes, I am new compared to others. But I feel that I have lived in Leicester forever. I would define myself as European, Somali, Muslim… whether you are black or white, or Asian, or Muslim, or Christian, or Sikh, people have respect for you.
Ana Macouzet, Programme Coordinator of "At Home in Europe" Project - Open Society Initiative for Europe