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.


"Don't focus on victimisation, empower the Roma!"

Interview with two Congress youth delegates during 30th Congress Session in March 2016


During the 30th Congress session in March 2016, we interviewed two youth delegates, Nina Panikova (Slovak Republic), and Lena Vybíralová (Czech Republic). Nina participated at the Environment Forum of her university in Banská Bystrica, and did an internship at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in Vienna. Lena studies International Relations in Prague and is the academic coordinator of a student society for human rights and democracy, and works at Amnesty International. 

Nina and Lena gave us some insights into the work of their organisations and their experiences during the Congress sessions, and discussed the situation of Roma in the Slovak Republic, which was covered by the Congress report on local and regional democracy in the Slovak Republic.

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