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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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.

Discussing Roma Inclusion through local partnership

writenWritten the 05/12/2018

The European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network ERGO invited stakeholders from all over Europe to gather in Brussels on Monday to celebrate ERGO's 10th anniversary. The anniversary was marked by a discussion on "Roma inclusion through local partnerships".

Together with representatives from the European Union Agency for...
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Towards a European framework for national strategies for Roma inclusion after 2020

writenWritten the 29/11/2018

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities participated in the conference against anti-Gypsyism held on 27 November in Vienna, Austria, as part of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The objective of this conference was to develop recommendations for a possible European framework for national strategies for Roma...
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John WARMISHAM in Albania: "Lack of nationality is at the heart of many of the problems that Roma face in Europe"

writenWritten the 19/11/2018

On 14 November 2018, Members of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) met in Tirana to discuss solutions in regard to the lack of identity documents and statelessness that many Roma face.

Congress spokesperson on Roma and Traveller issues, John WARMISHAM (UK, SOC), informed CAHROM of his recent visit to...
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John WARMISHAM: “The Romani language is under threat”

writenWritten the 05/11/2018

“Due to the persistent risk of racist attacks against Roma, both verbally and physically, many Roma hide their identity by not speaking the Romani language,” says John WARMISHAM (United Kingdom, SOC), Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues, marking the World Day of Romani Language on 5 November 2018.

“The Romani...
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World Day of Romani Language - Statement by the Secretary General

writenWritten the 05/11/2018

On the occasion of the World Day of Romani Language, I call on member states to step up efforts to recognize, protect, promote, and develop the Romani language in Europe.

The Romani language and its many variants are an integral part of our common European cultural and linguistic heritage and wealth. Romani is key to the Roma identity...
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131 municipalities in 6 countries have benefited from CoE ROMACT Programme

writenWritten the 30/10/2018

59 municipalities in Romania and 30 municipalities in Bulgaria have benefited from the Council of Europe ROMACT Programme in the latest phase of implementation from 2014 until September 2018. In total 131 municipalities in Hungary, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria have successfully...
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