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

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.


Alliance Cities and Regions strengthen their cooperation

In addition to preparing strategic guidelines on Alliance internal functioning and future activities, the Alliance participants have agreed to strengthen their cooperation through the use of an intranet website, to be put online in the course of July. This tool will allow them to be most effective in sharing key information about their respective projects and policies for Roma inclusion at local and regional level, with a view to better learn from each other.

The exchange of views and experience on aspects such as needs-assessment, planning processes, funding schemes, challenges, successes, and lessons learnt shall contribute significantly to mutual learning and improvement of projects and policies. This intranet website will also provide basic data about the profiles of participating cities and regions as well as information on various topics of key importance for local policies and projects for Roma inclusion, including data on the access to and use of European funds. Alliance participants will also be able to use this website to identify potential partners for joint projects and related activities.