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.


International Seminar on the Role of Youth Policies in Supporting Roma Youth Participation

Council of Europe

A Seminar on the Role of Youth Policies in Supporting Roma Youth Participation took place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary, from 19 to 21 November 2013. This seminar aimed at discussing, amongst other issues, the importance of involving the Roma youth in local and regional politics, the development of action plans as well as the collaboration with ongoing ROMED2 and ROMACT projects.


The seminar gathered over 30 participants from 15 countries with a wide range of backgrounds, such as Roma and non-Roma youth NGOs, ROMED mediators, youth councils, local authorities and OSCE Best Practices Integration Projects.

Other stakeholders at the seminar represent the Open Society Roma Initiatives Office, Erasmus+, European Roma Rights Centre, Decade for Roma Inclusion, European Youth Forum as well as the Roma youth networks FERYP and ternYpe.