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.

130 cities and regions from 29 countries


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.


The city of Paris joins the European Alliance of Cities and Regions

‘’I welcome the decision by the city of Paris to join the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma inclusion, which has now 121 members.’’ stated Jean -Claude Frécon , Vice- President of the Congress on 18 December 2013, at the ceremony marking this event in the presence of Pierre Schapira and Claudine Bouygues, Deputy Mayors of Paris. “The Alliance was created following the recognition, at national and European level, that Roma integration is primarily an issue for local and regional authorities. The adhesion of the City of Paris clearly brings a political value, but our main concern is to achieve concrete progress on the ground. Political will is a key to success, as is our ability to create the necessary synergies at European, national, regional and local level so that our joint efforts can pay off,” he added. The Alliance brings together cities and regions which are prepared to make a commitment to running local programmes for Roma inclusion and it implements a joint Council of Europe/European Commission (ROMACT) project which aims to develop an integrated approach in this area combining housing, employment, education and health policies.