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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Mr Tobias Mayr
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Please note

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.

New Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues Miranda RIRA

writenWritten the 15/02/2019
Alliance

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is happy to announce that Congress member Miranda RIRA is taking over the position of Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues from John WARMISHAM.

Miranda...
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Municipality of Korçë signs Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 13/02/2019

The Mayor of the Municipality of Korçë, Mr Sotiraq Filo, signed the Congress Declaration of Mayors and elected local and regional Representatives against anti-Gypsyism. Korçë is the 14th municipality in Albania that signed the Declaration.

The Declaration against anti-Gypsyism has so far been signed by 114 municipalities,...
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7th International Roma Women’s Conference: SAVE THE DATE!

calendarFrom 25/03/2019 to 27/03/2019
CoE

7th International Roma Women’s Conference “Roma and Traveller Women’s Access to Justice and Rights” co-organised by the Government of Finland and the Council of Europe under the Finnish Presidency of its Committee of Ministers.

Date: 25-27 March 2019

Venue: Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre...
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Local action for Roma safety: 2nd Meeting of the Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion

calendarFrom 26/02/2019 to 26/02/2019
CoE

The Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, the European Alliance’s local network of mayors in Ukraine, will meet on 26 February 2019 in Lviv for its second official meeting. The Ukrainian Alliance will, among others, address the violent attacks against Roma that happened in the past...
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International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January): "74 years later, we still have to fight against anti-Gypsyism," says John Warmisham

writenWritten the 29/01/2019
Council of Europe

"74 years ago, Nazi persecution led to the death of many groups of people, including about 200,000 Roma. Anti-Gypsyism was an integral part of Nazi ideology," said John WARMISHAM, Congress spokesperson on Roma and Traveller issues. "Even today anti-Roma rhetoric and attacks against Roma continue to spread. Since April 2018, there have been...
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Council of Europe commemorates the victims of the Holocaust

writenWritten the 23/01/2019
Alliance

Today, the Council of Europe commemorated the victims of the Holocaust at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. During the ceremony Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland stressed the importance of remembering the liberation of Ausschwitz concentration camp on 27 January 1945 as a...
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7th Dosta!-Congress Prize 2019: Call for applications

writenWritten the 11/01/2019
CoE

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...
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