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.

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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.



Miranda Rira: “Involving all levels of governance in Roma integration”

calendarThe 02/08/2019

The memory of the persecution suffered by Roma in the past serves as a reminder of the urgent need to put an end to the anti-Gypsyism which they continue to be subjected to in many European countries, said Miranda Rira, Congress spokesperson on Roma issues, on 2 August 2019, on the occasion of the Read more

Dosta! Congress Prize: Deadline extended - Apply until 1 October 2019

calendarFrom 01/03/2019 to 01/10/2019

Deadline extended until 1 October 2019!

The application for the 7th edition of the Dosta!-Congress Prize for Municipalities is 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...
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"Guaranteeing equal rights for Roma is the responsible of public authorities" says John Warmisham at the 17th CAHROM plenary in Toulouse

writenWritten the 13/06/2019

"The fight against anti-Gypsysism is an ongoing battle, but we are on the right track to win it," declared John Warmisham, Congress spokesman, at the meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts for Roma Issues (CAHROM) on 11 June 2019 in Toulouse, France.

"Local and regional authorities are aware of the problems relating to the...
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"Local action for Roma safety" initiative presented at the Ukrainian Parliament

writenWritten the 09/04/2019

The initiative "Local Action for Roma Safety" will be presented to the Ukrainian Parliament on 9 April 2019 by Iryna SUSLOVA, MP and Chair of the Sub-Committee on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination - Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations. This...
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Congress Spokesperson Mirand RIRA:

writenWritten the 08/04/2019

International Roma Day in Strasbourg

writenWritten the 27/03/2019

Happy International Women's Day

writenWritten the 08/03/2019

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