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.


Congress Secretary General and Alliance Taskforce meet a delegation of Bulgarian mayors to discuss Roma inclusion

On 4 June 2014, the Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer and the Alliance Taskforce meet with a group of 56 Mayors from Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Ambassador to the Council of Europe Krassimira Beshkova to discuss Congress monitoring of local and regional democracy but also the role of local and regional authorities in promoting the inclusion of Roma. The Alliance activities were subject to in depth debate and the promotion of exchange of experience and mutual learning among cities and regions on Roma inclusion projects, that the Alliance facilitates, considered of key importance.