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The Declaration against anti –Gypsyism: A first resume

With the three Dosta! Congress Prize winners’ Şişli, Volos and Gliwice the Declaration of mayors and elected local and regional representatives of Council of Europe member States against anti-Gypsyism was signed by 74 elected representatives in 30 member state. The European Alliance of Cities and Regions for the Inclusion of Roma and Travellers encourages other municipalities and regions in Council of Europe member states to sign the Declaration and dissementiate its message. This is a possibility to demonstrate the decisive role local and regional authorities play in the implementation of human rights in general and especially in regards to Roma and Travellers.

The declaration was put forward in collaboration between John Warmisham, Spokesperson for Roma and Traveller Issues of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, and Valeriu Nicolae, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues, in March 2017. The Declaration helps local and regional authorities to position themselves explicitly against anti-Gypsyism and to deepen their efforts concerning Roma Inclusion. An appeal of CAHROM members towards the local and regional levels to sign the Declaration will underline the envisaged synthesis between national and local and regional levels of the Council of Europe. The Declaration can be signed online via the link below, if a translation is required[1], please do not hesitate to contact the Alliance Secretariat (manuel.soriat@coe.int).


Country Municipality/Region
Armenia Parakar
Armenia Yerevan Municipality 
Austria Region of Carinthia
Austria Region of Salzburg
Belgium Malmedy Municipality 
Belgium Uccle Municipality 
Bulgaria Sadova Municipality 
Bulgaria Elena Municipality 
Croatia Pribislavec
Cyprus Aphesia Municipality 
Cyprus Strovolos Municipality 
Cyprus Yermasoyia Municipality 
Czech Republic Liberec
Finland Jyväskylä City 
France City of Starbourg 
Georgia Tbilissi Municipality 
Georgia Tblissi Municipality 
Germany Baden-Württemberg 
Germany City of Muenchen 
Germany Hamburg Municipality 
Germany Landkreis Osnabrueck 
Germany Nottuln Municipality 
Germany Rhineland-Palatinate - Region 
Germany Sachsen-Anhalt – Region
Germany Sachsen-Anhalt – Region 
Germany Schwaig Municipality 
Germany Sindelfingen Municipality 
Greece AGIA VARVARA
Greece Paranesti Municipality 
Greece Samos Municipality 
Greece Volos Municipality
Hungary Besence Municipality 
Hungary Pilisszentlaszlo Municipality 
Italy Emilia-Romagnia Region 
Italy Piemonte Municipality 
Moldova (Rep) Selemet
Montenegro Obstina Tivat
Norway Sarpsborg Municipality 
Poland City of Czestochowa 
Poland Gliwice Municipality
Portugal Santo Tirso Municipality 
Portugal Municipality of Oeiras
Romania Bucuresti (Sector 5)
Russian Fed. Volgograd Municipality 
Serbia Belgrade Municipality 
Serbia City of Nis 
Serbia Kanjiza Municipality 
Slovak Republic Trnava self-governing region 
Slovenia Izola Municipality 
Spain Extremadura
Spain Elda
Spain Comunidad Foral de Navarra
Spain Burjassot
Spain  Torrent
Spain Malaga
Spain Valencia
Sweden Gaevle Municipality 
Switzerland Bellinzona Municipality 
Switzerland Aarau Municipality 
Switzerland Rorschacherberg
Turkey Adana Municipality 
Turkey Şişli Municipality
Ukraine Kropyvnytsky City
Ukraine Malodanilivska OTG, Kharkov region
Ukraine Menska OTG, Chernigiv region
Ukraine Erkovetska  Village, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskiy district
Ukraine Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky district
Ukraine Uzhgorod City
United Kingdom East Hampshire 
United Kingdom London Borough of Brent 
United Kingdom North Lanarkshire Municipality 
United Kingdom Northern Ireland 
United Kingdom Salford of City 
United Kingdom London Borough of Redbridge
30 member States 74 signatories
At the date of 23 November 2017