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 Taskforce participated in Human Rights Summer Academy

The Alliance Taskforce participated in the Human Rights Summer Academy of the European Training Center in Graz on Thursday 25 September 2014. The basic topic of this Summer Academy was “How to manage Human Rights and the City?”. Input was given by experts from the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union, who firstly introduced their toolkit for public officials on how to design Human Rights Projects and secondly presented the results from their Europe-wide Roma survey, which impressively proved just how socially disadvantaged Roma are. Lastly Wolfgang Benedek, professor on Human Rights at the University of Graz, held a talk about the City of Graz’ efforts on implementing higher standards of Human Rights across a variety of fields. This Summer Academy provided the Alliance Taskforce with valuable expertise and input on how to design future initiatives and activities.