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.
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Mr Tobias Mayr
Alliance Task Force
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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.
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is happy to announce that Congress member Miranda RIRA is taking over the position of Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues from John WARMISHAM.
The Mayor of the Municipality of Korçë, Mr Sotiraq Filo, signed the Congress Declaration of Mayors and elected local and regional Representatives against anti-Gypsyism. Korçë is the 14th municipality in Albania that signed the Declaration.
The Declaration against anti-Gypsyism has so far been signed by 114 municipalities,...
7th International Roma Women’s Conference “Roma and Traveller Women’s Access to Justice and Rights” co-organised by the Government of Finland and the Council of Europe under the Finnish Presidency of its Committee of Ministers.
Date: 25-27 March 2019
Venue: Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre...
The Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, the European Alliance’s local network of mayors in Ukraine, will meet on 26 February 2019 in Lviv for its second official meeting. The Ukrainian Alliance will, among others, address the violent attacks against Roma that happened in the past...
"74 years ago, Nazi persecution led to the death of many groups of people, including about 200,000 Roma. Anti-Gypsyism was an integral part of Nazi ideology," said John WARMISHAM, Congress spokesperson on Roma and Traveller issues. "Even today anti-Roma rhetoric and attacks against Roma continue to spread. Since April 2018, there have been...
Today, the Council of Europe commemorated the victims of the Holocaust at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. During the ceremony Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland stressed the importance of remembering the liberation of Ausschwitz concentration camp on 27 January 1945 as a...
The application for the 7th edition of the Dosta!-Congress Prize for Municipalities is now open to municipalities/local authorities from Council of Europe member states who have run projects in 2017 and 2018 targeting Roma and/or Travellers, whether they be nationals or more recent migrants.
Following the success of the previous...