The "Alliance" fights discrimination against Roma at the local and regional levels, promotes their inclusion and raises awareness of these communities among local and regional authorities.

The Alliance operates under the auspices of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

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The term “Roma and Travellers” is used at the Council of Europe to encompass the wide diversity of the groups covered by the work of the Council of Europe in this field including Roma, Sinti/Manush, Calé, Kaale, Romanichals, Boyash/Rudari, Balkan Egyptians (Egyptians and Ashkali), Eastern groups (Dom, Lom and Abdal), groups such as Travellers, Yenish, and the populations designated under the administrative term “Gens du voyage”, as well as persons who identify themselves as Gypsies.

John WARMISHAM: “The Romani language is under threat”

writenWritten the 05/11/2018

“Due to the persistent risk of racist attacks against Roma, both verbally and physically, many Roma hide their identity by not speaking the Romani language,” says John WARMISHAM (United Kingdom, SOC), Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues, marking the World Day of Romani Language on 5 November 2018.

“The Romani...
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World Day of Romani Language - Statement by the Secretary General

writenWritten the 05/11/2018

On the occasion of the World Day of Romani Language, I call on member states to step up efforts to recognize, protect, promote, and develop the Romani language in Europe.

The Romani language and its many variants are an integral part of our common European cultural and linguistic heritage and wealth. Romani is key to the Roma identity...
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131 municipalities in 6 countries have benefited from CoE ROMACT Programme

writenWritten the 30/10/2018

59 municipalities in Romania and 30 municipalities in Bulgaria have benefited from the Council of Europe ROMACT Programme in the latest phase of implementation from 2014 until September 2018. In total 131 municipalities in Hungary, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria have successfully...
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John WARMISHAM in Albania: "A national network of Albanian mayors will identify solutions for a better inclusion of Roma"

writenWritten the 15/10/2018

John WARMISHAM (United Kingdom, SOC), Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller issues, addressed Albanian mayors at the Seminar on Roma Inclusion at the local level, in Tirana, Albania, on 11 October 2018. Co-organised by the Congress and the City of Tirana, within the framework of the European...
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Creating an Albanian network for Roma Inclusion - First meeting on 11 October 2018 in Tirana

calendarFrom 11/10/2018 to 11/10/2018

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is co-organising, in partnership with the city of Tirana, a seminar on Roma inclusion at the local level in Tirana, Albania, on 11 October 2018. In particular, participants will discuss the prospect of creating a national Albanian network of mayors for Roma...
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