Encouraging results to the Congress' questionnaire on Roma
In order to better define the mandate and future activities of the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities sent a questionnaire in early April to regional and local authorities in Europe, with the aim of collecting information on their concrete needs, priorities and interests in the field of Roma inclusion. So far, more than 100 municipalities and regions have replied and some 90% among them expressed their interest in joining the Alliance. The replies show that education, employment and vocational training, together with cross-cutting issues such as rights, duties and responsibilities, Roma participation, combating stereotypes and promoting mutual understanding are the priorities to be developed in the framework of the Alliance. We invite all local and regional authorities who have not yet done so, to reply to the questionnaire and send it back to email@example.com.