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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If you wish your local or regional authority to become an Alliance participant, please use this form.

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Mr Tobias Mayr
Alliance Task Force
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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.



Presentation of the Alliance at the Assembly of European Regions meeting in Vienna

writenWritten the 08/05/2012
Council of Europe

The future "European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion" was presented to the participants of the Conference on Equal Opportunities, organised by the Assembly of European Regions in Vienna on 8 May 2012, as an example of a promising pan-European project in improving the situation of Roma. In particular, the emphasis was made on...
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Belvil evictions, Serbia: Reaction from Congress Thematic Rapporteur

writenWritten the 27/04/2012
Council of Europe

''It is time to bring an end to the forced evictions of Roma in Europe'', stressed John Warmisham, Thematic Rapporteur on Roma/Travellers of the Congress, reacting to the eviction of the Belvil Settlement in Belgrade. ''Like the forced eviction of Roma families from their homes in Vilnius and Tirana last...
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Keith Whitmore: “Dialogue at grassroots level is of fundamental importance to avoid discrimination of Roma people”

writenWritten the 05/04/2012
Council of Europe

In view of International Roma Day on 8 April, President Whitmore, underlined the role of territorial self-government bodies for the implementation of inclusive and socially responsible Roma policies: “Since in many Council of Europe countries, the local and regional authorities are in charge of housing, social care and educational...
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John Warmisham: ''I encourage cities and regions to join the Alliance and make this project a success''

writenWritten the 22/03/2012
Council of Europe

''The Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, which is in the process of being put together, will be a very concrete follow-up to the Summit of Mayors on Roma'', John Warmisham, Congress thematic Rapporteur stated during the debate held on Wednesday 21 March. Its main objectives will be to improve local and...
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writenWritten the 01/01/2010

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