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Council of Europe Secretary General, Committee of Ministers, and Parliamentary Assembly President reaffirm support for Alliance

writenWritten the 27/03/2014
Secretary General Jagland

At the 26th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe 25-27 March 2014, the Alliance has received important political support. Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said on 25 March: “When it comes to the Roma, I would like to again congratulate you in the Congress for...
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Signature of a Cooperation Agreement between the Congress and the European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF)

writenWritten the 26/03/2014

Congress President Herwig van Staa and Rudko Kawczynski, President of the European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF), officially signed on 26th March, in the framework of the 26th Congress Session, a cooperation agreement between the ERTF and the Congress.

This agreement is...
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Report on “Empowering Roma youth participation” adopted during the 26th Congress Session

writenWritten the 26/03/2014

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities adopted a report on “Empowering Roma youth through participation: effective policy design at local and regional levels” on 26 March 2014 during the 26th Congress Session. This report was prepared by co-rapporteurs Inger Linge and John Warmisham, Congress...
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The Serbian City of Kragujevac joins the Alliance

writenWritten the 24/03/2014
EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia

The City of Kragujevac in Serbia has become the 122nd participant to the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion. In his letter of accession to Congress President Herwig van Staa, Veroljub Stevanovic, mayor of Kraguvjevac, pointed that his municipality is “eager to cooperate and learn...
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Interview with Jean-Claude Frécon, Vice-President of the Congress: “The Alliance, a strong initiative which is experiencing a growing success”

writenWritten the 10/03/2014

In an interview to the French agency Newspress on 6. March 2014,  Jean-Claude Frécon, Senator and Vice-President of the Congress, emphasized that it is the local level where practical problems are treated and issues of Roma inclusion can addressed. “It is much more in local communities that we...
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National workshop of the Alliance in Paris

calendarFrom 13/02/2014 to 13/02/2014

The first workshop of French local authorities participating in the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion was held on Thursday 13th February 2014 at the Council of Europe Office in Paris. Participants were informed of the activities of the Alliance since it was launched in March 2013 and...
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John Warmisham: “There is a need to work closely with local and regional authorities to tackle the issue of Roma inclusion”

writenWritten the 21/01/2014

“Policy measures at local and regional level are decisive for bringing about real improvement in the social inclusion of Roma, across the key areas of education, housing, employment and health “stated John Warmisham, Congress Rapporteur on Roma issues at the Launching Conference of the ROMACT/ROMED 2...
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New information brochure on Alliance activities

writenWritten the 13/01/2014

The European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion has published a new brochure with information on the background of its creation, its objectives and cooperation activities. The brochure is now available in 12 languages and can be downloaded in pdf-format here:

Launch conference of ROMACT and ROMED2 in Milan, Italy

calendarThe 18/01/2014

On 18 January 2014, the ROMACT and the ROMED2 programmes was officially launched in Italy, during a conference held in Milan. This event was opened by Mrs Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Cécile KYENGE, Italian Minister of...
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EU Parliament adopts a Resolution underlining the key role of the Alliance in favoring effective Roma inclusion

writenWritten the 20/12/2013

The European Parliament, at its Plenary Session held on 12th December 2013, adopted a resolution on the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies (2013/2924(RSP). In its paragraph 11, the Parliament “urges the Member States to involve local and regional authorities in reviewing, managing, implementing and monitoring their...
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The city of Paris joins the European Alliance of Cities and Regions

calendarThe 18/12/2013

‘’I welcome the decision by the city of Paris to join the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma inclusion, which has now 121 members.’’ stated Jean -Claude Frécon , Vice- President of the Congress on 18 December 2013, at the ceremony marking this event in the presence of Pierre Schapira and Claudine Bouygues, Deputy Mayors...
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Committee of the Regions calls on EU institutions to support the Alliance

writenWritten the 13/12/2013
European Union / Tim De Backer

The Committee of the Regions of the European Union, at its 104th Plenary Session held on 28th and 29th November 2013, has adopted an opinion on Roma integration strategies in which it explicitly recognizes the work of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on Roma issues. It calls more especially on the EU...
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