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.

7th Dosta!-Congress Prize 2019: Call for applications

writenWritten the 11/01/2019

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...
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From Jyväskylä to Málaga - more than 110 municipalities have signed the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism - have you?

writenWritten the 04/01/2019

More than 110 municipalities and regions have signed the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism since its endorsement by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities during the 32nd Congress Session in March 2017. To mark the beginning of the new year we are happy to introduce you to the current 113 signatories from 32 countries.

Discussing Roma Inclusion through local partnership

writenWritten the 05/12/2018

The European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network ERGO invited stakeholders from all over Europe to gather in Brussels on Monday to celebrate ERGO's 10th anniversary. The anniversary was marked by a discussion on "Roma inclusion through local partnerships".

Together with representatives from the European Union Agency for...
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Towards a European framework for national strategies for Roma inclusion after 2020

writenWritten the 29/11/2018

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities participated in the conference against anti-Gypsyism held on 27 November in Vienna, Austria, as part of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The objective of this conference was to develop recommendations for a possible European framework for national strategies for Roma...
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John WARMISHAM in Albania: "Lack of nationality is at the heart of many of the problems that Roma face in Europe"

writenWritten the 19/11/2018

On 14 November 2018, Members of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) met in Tirana to discuss solutions in regard to the lack of identity documents and statelessness that many Roma face.

Congress spokesperson on Roma and Traveller issues, John WARMISHAM (UK, SOC), informed CAHROM of his recent visit to...
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Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues John Warmisham elected as vice president of the Chamber of Local Authorities

writenWritten the 09/11/2018

This week the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities met in Strasbourg for its 35th Congress Session.

Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues John WARMISHAM was elected as Vice President of the Chamber of Local Authorities. In his newly elected position, Mr WARMISHAM will ensure that Roma Issues remain among the core...
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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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