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.


Interview with Dobrica Milovanovic: “Narrowly focused interventions do not bring big changes.”

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In an interview with the Alliance for Roma Inclusion, Congress member Dobrica Milovanovic from Serbia advocates for a comprehensive approach to Roma Inclusion on local level, to avoid merely temporary achievements. According to him, it is crucial to adopt an approach that features multiple stakeholders and perspectives. He refers to the good practice of Kragujevac, a city in Serbia and Alliance participant, to illustrate how local authorities can tackle the inclusion of Roma with such an approach. The interview was recorded on the occasion of the 27th Session of the Congress.