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.


Prrenjas becomes the first Albanian municipality to sign the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

Pasztilla aka Attila Terbócs/CC BY-SA 4.0

Miranda Rira, Mayor of the Municipality of Prrenjas in Albania, signed the “Declaration against Anti-Gypsyism” promoted by the Council of Europe, during a meeting of the Current Affairs Committee in June 2018.

The Declaration against anti-Gypsyism, opened to signature in 2017 by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, now counts 104 signatories from 33 countries