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Mr Tobias Mayr
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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 fight against anti-Gypsysism is an ongoing battle, but we are on the right track to win it," declared John Warmisham, Congress spokesman, at the meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts for Roma Issues (CAHROM) on 11 June 2019 in Toulouse, France.
"Local and regional authorities are aware of the problems relating to the...
The initiative "Local Action for Roma Safety" will be presented to the Ukrainian Parliament on 9 April 2019 by Iryna SUSLOVA, MP and Chair of the Sub-Committee on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination - Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations. This...
Strasbourg, 8 April 2019. "Roma are fully-fledged members of society and securing their rights is part of the responsibilities of public authorities," said Congress spokeswoman on Roma issues, Miranda RIRA (Albania, SOC), on the occasion of the Roma International Day, on 8 April 2019. "Even though they...
On 8 April, we will celebrate International Roma Day. This is a day to celebrate Roma culture and Roma contributions to European societies, and the cultural diversity of Europe. The 8th of April, which commemorates the first World Romani Congress held in London in April 1971, should also be a reminder of the urgent need to better protect the...
The President of the Congress Chamber of Local Authorities and Mayor of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy Xavier CADORET (France,SOC) warns of “anti-Roma fake news rapidly spreading on social media”. Referring to recent incidents in the French departments of Seine-Saint-Denis and Hauts-de-Seine, where rumors about Roma kidnapping children in a white van...
The Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion has a new chair for the year 2019. Mr Oleksandr BYLAK, Deputy Mayor of the City of Uzhgorod, was selected Chairman of the Ukrainian Alliance during the 2nd official meeting of the Ukrainian Alliance on 26 February 2019 in Lviv. The City of Uzhgorod takes over the chairmanship from...
The Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, the local network of mayors for Roma Inclusion in Ukraine, held its 2nd meeting on 26th February 2019 with local and regional elected officials, parliamentarians and NGO representatives, in Lviv, Ukraine.
In the context of the attacks against Roma in...
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...