The "Alliance" fights discrimination of Roma on the local and regional level, promotes their inclusion and raises awarenss among local and regional authorities of these communities.

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.

John WARMISHAM: "The integration of young Roma involves their political participation"

writenWritten the 20/06/2018

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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John WARMISHAM: “As local and regional authorities, it is our duty to publicly condemn discrimination against Roma”

writenWritten the 22/06/2018

John Warmisham (United Kingdom, SOC), Thematic Rapporteur on Roma-related activities, and Michael Guet of the Council of Europe's Division for Roma and Travellers took stock of the present situation in Europe. In particular, they provided information on the...
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Apply now for grants for transnational working visits under ROMACT

writenWritten the 29/05/2018

We have the pleasure to inform you that a new call for proposal for grants of the Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building component of the ROMACT programme (ROMACT TCC) was published today!

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John Warmisham at CAHROM: ‘’If Roma have a political voice, they can stand up for their rights and fight anti-Gypsyism.’’

writenWritten the 24/05/2018

‘’The Congress sees the political participation of Roma as one of the key conditions to their inclusion.’’ stated John WARMISHAM, Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Roma and Travellers, at the 15th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues...
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John Warmisham: “National networks contribute to better coordinate activities for Roma inclusion.”

calendarFrom 22/05/2018 to 25/05/2018

On the occasion of the 15th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM), held in Athens, Greece, from 22 – 25 May 2018, the Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Roma and Travellers, John...
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