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.


The Alliance participated in the 7th CAHROM meeting, 14-16 May

The Alliance Taskforce has participated in the 7th meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM) that took place on 14-16 May 2014 in Strasbourg. On 14th May Denis Huber, Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Regions and Head of the Department for Cooperation, Administration and External Relations of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, presented the recent developments of the Alliance and its future plans under discussion. His statement was followed by a fruitful debate with questions from participants.


CAHROM was set up by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe as a new Committee of Experts answerable directly to the Committee of Ministers in 2011. The terms of reference place emphasis on the analysis and evaluation of the implementation of national policies and thematic exchanges of experience and good practices. CAHROM comprises one expert of each of the 47 Council of Europe member states. Other Council of Europe sectors, international organisations, the European Roma and Travellers Forum and other relevant (Roma) organisations are associated as observers to the CAHROM.

Link: CAHROM website