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.


European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion launches its first events

The European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion will organise two international events in December 2012.

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The theme of the international seminar on 17 – 18 of December 2012 in Budapest will be education policies for Roma, with a focus on inclusive education in mainstream schools and the provision of education in Romani language and culture. The meeting will bring together the city and regional authorities and players, in order to exchange views, benefit from discussions and attend a field-trip. This experience aims to draw-up a set of specific guidelines to be used both by the participating cities and regions, and to be shared with other authorities who are interested in the activities of the Alliance. It shall also provide the key stakeholders with more information on both approaches, the best ways of applying them and key challenges.

The second event will be an international seminar co-organised with the Spanish Institute of Rehousing and Social Integration (IRIS), focusing on public housing policies for Roma which will also take place on 17 of December 2012 in Madrid. Spanish and European cities will have an opportunity to share their experiences and to participate in the discussion regarding problems encountered, solutions provided and lessons learnt, with a view to adopting recommendations that could be taken into account by other cities. IRIS and the University of Warwick will present a new study, concerning the impact of the policy applied by the regional government on the relocated families and the IRIS intervention model which will possibly be reproduced and transferred to other cities and regions of the European Union.