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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130 cities and regions from 29 countries

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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.


Committee of the Regions calls on EU institutions to support the Alliance

European Union / Tim De Backer

The Committee of the Regions of the European Union, at its 104th Plenary Session held on 28th and 29th November 2013, has adopted an opinion on Roma integration strategies in which it explicitly recognizes the work of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on Roma issues. It calls more especially on the EU institutions “to work more closely with the Council of Europe on improving the status of Roma, including supporting the recently-established European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, and support to the very successful “Dosta!” campaign”.