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.
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...
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...
The activities of the Congress in the field of inclusion of Roma youth were presented at an International Expert Seminar held in Brijuni, Croatia, on 26 September 2018. Speaking during the debate on "Policy initiatives at local, national and international levels to sustain Roma employability and labour market...
“We must not forget the Roma Holocaust and we have to transmit to the new generations its memory: About hundreds of thousands innocents victims - a concrete aim to counter. Today racism, intolerance and vindictive impulses make the situation in Europe more serious”, stated Piero Fassino, President of the...
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...
“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...