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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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.



On European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day (2 August), Council of Europe’s Congress invites Mayors around Europe to sign the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 01/08/2018
Robert Gabris

“We need to remember the brutal horrors that Roma and Travellers suffered from during the Nazi rule”, Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues John Warmisham stated. “In particular today, when attacks on Roma are once again on the rise, we must not turn a blind eye to what has happened 74...
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Prrenjas becomes the first Albanian municipality to sign the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 19/07/2018
Pasztilla aka Attila Terbócs/CC BY-SA 4.0

Miranda Rira, Mayor of the Municipality of Prrenjas in Albania, signed the “Declaration against Anti-Gypsyism” promoted by the Council of Europe, during a meeting of the Current Affairs Committee in June...
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City of Lviv signs the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 17/07/2018

On 16 July 2018, the mayor of Lviv, Mr Andrii Ivanovych Sadovyi, signed the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism on behalf of his city.

Congress Spokesperson on...
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SG Thorbjørn Jagland expresses concerns about attacks against Roma in Ukraine

writenWritten the 26/06/2018

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland expressed his concerns about the string of arson attacks targeting Roma citizens in several locations in Ukraine in a letter to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Volodymyr Groysman.

Mr Jagland noted: "It is...
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6th Dosta! Congress Prize

writenWritten the 09/05/2017

Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 27/03/2017

Dosta! & UEFA Respect! campaign

writenWritten the 16/12/2016

Stop evictions of Roma and Travellers

writenWritten the 29/06/2016

Statement on Roma Youth

writenWritten the 10/04/2015

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