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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Mr Tobias Mayr
Alliance Task Force
alliance@coe.int
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Please note

 

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.

Congress commemorates the victims of the Roma Holocaust on European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day (2nd August)

writenWritten the 03/08/2018
Alliance

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities participated in the commemoration ceremony held for the victims of the Roma Holocaust in the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg today, represented by Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer and Tobias Mayr for the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma...
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On European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day (2 August), Council of Europe’s Congress invites Mayors around Europe to sign the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 01/08/2018
Robert Gabris

“We need to remember the brutal horrors that Roma and Travellers suffered from during the Nazi rule”, Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues John Warmisham stated. “In particular today, when attacks on Roma are once again on the rise, we must not turn a blind eye to what has happened 74...
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Prrenjas becomes the first Albanian municipality to sign the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 19/07/2018
Pasztilla aka Attila Terbócs/CC BY-SA 4.0

Miranda Rira, Mayor of the Municipality of Prrenjas in Albania, signed the “Declaration against Anti-Gypsyism” promoted by the Council of Europe, during a meeting of the Current Affairs Committee in June...
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City of Lviv signs the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 17/07/2018
Pixabay/CC0

On 16 July 2018, the mayor of Lviv, Mr Andrii Ivanovych Sadovyi, signed the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism on behalf of his city.

Congress Spokesperson on...
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SG Thorbjørn Jagland expresses concerns about attacks against Roma in Ukraine

writenWritten the 26/06/2018
CoE

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland expressed his concerns about the string of arson attacks targeting Roma citizens in several locations in Ukraine in a letter to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Volodymyr Groysman.

Mr Jagland noted: "It is...
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Commissioner for Human Rights condemns attack against Roma in Ukraine

writenWritten the 25/06/2018
CoE

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović condemned the attack against Roma in the outskirts of Lviv on Saturday 23 June 2018, which left a 24 year old man stabbed to death and four others injured.

Ms Mijatović urged the Ukrainian authorities to...
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John WARMISHAM: "The integration of young Roma involves their political participation"

writenWritten the 20/06/2018
Alliance

Addressing the participants of the “5th Dialogue with the Roma and Traveller Civil Society”, in Strasbourg, on 20 June 2018, Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues, John WARMISHAM (United Kingdom, SOC), presented an overview of the situation of Roma in Europe and, in particular, of Roma youth who “carry the heavy burden of...
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