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.


Jean-Claude Frécon: ''Roma inclusion demands real efforts by towns and regions''

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Congress President Jean-Claude Frécon

"Roma inclusion demands real efforts on the part of towns and regions: it is on their territories and with their infrastructure that practical responses can be provided'', Jean-Claude Frécon, President of the Congress, said on the occasion of International Roma Day on 8 April 2015. ''These efforts are central to the Alliance for Roma Inclusion initiated by the Congress, which now brings together almost 130 towns and regions throughout Europe'', he said, while highlighting the need for co-ordination between the Alliance and the ROMACT and ROMED programmes. The latter are designed respectively to help local and regional authorities to implement Roma inclusion policies and to step up the participation of the Roma community through mediation. The Alliance is a unique platform whose main purpose is to foster exchanges of best practices on Roma inclusion between the participating towns and regions.