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.



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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