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Adopted texts

Resolutions and Recommendations adopted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.


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Congress of Local and Regional Authorities - Adopted texts on Roma issues



DOSTA Congress Prize 10th anniversary brochure


French (Translation financially supported by the Federal Government of Germany through a volontary contribution)


Declaration of mayors and elected representatives of local and regional authorities against anti-Gypsyism

English Translation of the Declaration

French Translation of the Declartion


Translation in non-official languages were financially supported by the Government of Finland, the Federal Government of Germany and the Government of Hungary through volontary contributions

Albanian Translation of the Declaration

Bosnian Translation of the Declaration

Bulgarian Translation of the Declaration

Croatian Translation of the Declaration

Czech Translation of the Declaration

Finnish Translation of the Declaration

Georgian Translation of the Declaration

German Translation of the Declaration

Greek Translation of the Declaration

Hungarian Translation of the Declaration

Italian Translation of the Declaration

Latvian Translation of the Declaration

Macedonian Translation of the Declaration

Portuguese Translation of the Declaration

Romanian Translation of the Declaration

Russian Translation of the Declaration

Serbian Translation of the Declaration

Slovak Translation of the Declaration

Spanish Translation of the Declaration

Turkish Translation of the Declaration

Ukrainian Translation of the Declaration




The situation of Roma and Travellers in the context of rising extremism, xenophobia and the refugee crisis in Europe

Resolution 403 (2016) of the CLRAE, addressed to local and regional authorities

Recommendation 388 (2016) of the CLRAE, addressed to the Committee of Ministers of the CoE

Explanatory memorandum and Appendix



Empowering Roma youth through participation: effective policy design at local and regional levels

Recommendation 354 (2014) of the CLRAE

Resolution 366(2014) of the CLRAE

Explanatory memorandum

Reply adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 8 October 2014 at the 1209th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies



The situation of Roma in Europe: a challenge for local and regional authorities

Recommendation 315 (2011) of the CLRAE

Resolution 333 (2011) of the CLRAE

Explanatory memorandum

Reply adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 14 March 2012 at the 1137th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies


Towards a tolerant Europe: the contribution of Roma

Resolution 44 (1997) of the CLRAE


Towards a Tolerant Europe: the contribution of Roma (Gypsies)

Recommendation 11 (1995) of the CLRAE

Resolution 16 (1995) of the CLRAE

Reply adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 1-2 July 1996 at the 570th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies


Gypsies in Europe: the role and responsibility of local and regional authorities

Resolution 249 (1993) of the CLRAE


The role and responsibility of local and regional authorities in regard to the cultural and social problems of populations of nomadic origin

Resolution 125 (1981) of the CLRAE



Reports, guidelines and recommendations on Roma inclusion

Making use of European Structural and Investment Funds for Roma Inclusion - A Guide for Local Authorities

Descriptive Glossary of terms relating to Roma issues

The Council of Europe: Protecting the rights of Roma

Dosta! Enough! Go beyond prejudice, discover the Roma!

Ensuring access to rights for Roma and Travellers. A handbook for lawyers defending Roma and Travellers

Factsheets on Roma history, culture, language and literature

Education of Roma children

Roma Youth Action Plan

ERTF Guide to the roles and responsibilities of local authorities for the inclusion of Roma migrants



Thematic reports of the Council of Europe Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM):

Thematic reports of the CAHROM



Council of Europe declarations and texts adopted on Roma inclusion

"Strasbourg Declaration on Roma" - Council of Europe High Level Meeting on Roma, 20 October 2010

Summit of Mayors on Roma - building mutual trust at the grassroots, September 2011

Roma-related texts adopted at the Council of Europe

Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on mediation as an effective tool for promoting respect for human rights and social inclusion of Roma


Roma holocaust - Parrajimos

In the following links, historian Rainer Schulze reminds us of the systematic persecution the Roma and Sinti suffered during the period of Nazi rule in Germany and in Nazi-occupied Europe. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is a charity that promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) as an international day of commemoration across the United Kingdom and at International level.


Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month: an introduction

 The life of Sinto boxer Johann 'Rukeli' Trollmann

 Auschwitz-Birkenau's Gypsy Family Camp

 Auschwitz-Birkenau's Roma survivors

 Persecution of Roma varied across east and south-east Europe

 Roma survivors from former Yugoslavia

 The Roma community's long battle for public recognition

 Settela's story