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.

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"Local action for Roma safety" initiative presented at the Ukrainian Parliament

writenWritten the 09/04/2019
MP Iryna SUSLOVA

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: "Securing Roma rights is part of the responsibilities of public authorities"

writenWritten the 08/04/2019
Congress

Strasbourg, 8 April 2019. "Roma are fully-fledged members of society and securing their rights is part of the responsibilities of public authorities," said Congress spokeswoman on Roma issues, Miranda RIRA (Albania, SOC), on the occasion of the Roma International Day, on 8 April 2019. "Even though they...
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Commissioner for Human Rights: European states must demonstrate resolve for lasting and concrete change for Roma people

writenWritten the 08/04/2019
CoE

On 8 April, we will celebrate International Roma Day. This is a day to celebrate Roma culture and Roma contributions to European societies, and the cultural diversity of Europe. The 8th of April, which commemorates the first World Romani Congress held in London in April 1971, should also be a reminder of the urgent need to better protect the...
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President of the Congress’ Local Chamber warns of anti-Roma fake news and asks local and regional authorities to remain vigilant

writenWritten the 01/04/2019
Congress

The President of the Congress Chamber of Local Authorities and Mayor of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy Xavier CADORET (France,SOC) warns of “anti-Roma fake news rapidly spreading on social media”. Referring to recent incidents in the French departments of Seine-Saint-Denis and Hauts-de-Seine, where rumors about Roma kidnapping children in a white van...
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International Roma Day in Strasbourg

writenWritten the 27/03/2019

Happy International Women's Day

writenWritten the 08/03/2019


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