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.


John Warmisham presented Alliance Strategic Guidelines to the Congress Bureau Meeting in Baku, 17 June 2014

At the meeting of the Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Baku (Azerbaijan) on 17 June 2014, John Warmisham, Congress Vice-President and Rapporteur on Roma issues presented a strategic document of the Alliance that defines key areas of activity for the upcoming years, as well as guidelines for the structure and mode of functioning of the Alliance. These strategic guidelines have been prepared by the Alliance Taskforce with contributions by the Council of Europe Special Representative to the Secretary General for Roma Issues and the Congress Secretariat. Following approval by the Bureau, these guidelines will be forwarded to all 122 local and regional authorities participating in the Alliance for feedback and possible amendments, with a view to adoption at the first Alliance Plenary Conference early 2015.