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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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.


Alliance invited to the ECRI seminar on the fight against racism and intolerance at local level

The Alliance participated in the seminar of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) on the role of national Specialised Bodies in supporting local authorities in the fight against racism and intolerance, held in Strasbourg on 22-23 May 2014. The Alliance representative, Mr 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 an update of Alliance activities and took part in a debate with ECRI participants.  

ECRI is a human rights body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors problems of racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, intolerance and discrimination on grounds such as “race”, national/ethnic origin, colour, citizenship, religion and language. ECRI prepares reports and issues recommendations to member states.

Link: ECRI website