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.


City of Innsbruck, Austria, joins the Alliance

Julia Hammerle

'European spirit originates from face-to-face encounters between the cultures, that is why I think that exchanges with minorities such as the Roma are important for mutual understanding'', stressed Christine Oppitz-Plörer (Austria, EPP/CCE), the Mayor of Innsbruck, during a meeting with a Congress representative on 26 April in Innsbruck. After visiting a Tyrolean school with a special focus on Roma education, which ran a successful student fundraising campaign for a Roma partner school in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county (Hungary), she announced the participation of the City of Innsbruck in the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion. ''We are glad to be a part of this programme, and we will be more active in the future to fight the stereotypes and support more initiatives in our schools for a better understanding of this culture from an early age,'' she concluded her opinion for key factors against antigypsyism.