Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion - All http://www.roma-alliance.org/ Alliance RSS all http://www.roma-alliance.org/images/logo.png Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion - All http://www.roma-alliance.org/ Interview w Ludmila Sfirloaga on Roma Inclusion http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/147-interview-w-ludmila-sfirloaga-on-roma-inclusion.html

On the occasion of the 27th Congress Session, Congress Bureau member Ludmila Sfirloaga stated why she thinks cities and regions from Europe should join the Alliance for Roma Inclusion in order to integrate Roma into mainstream society. Mrs. Sfirloaga is a regional councillor of Prahova, Romania, where also the newest Alliance participant Ploiesti ...

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00
asdf http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/146-asdf.html Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 ROMACT conference on 2 & 3 October in Brussels http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/145-romact-conference-on-2---3-october-in-brussels.html

ROMACT is a joint initiative by of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, implemented with the support of the Council of Europe Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, in order to promote the inclusion of Roma at local and regional level. ROMACT aims to strengthen the capacity of local and regional authorities (targeting both ...

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00
Romanian city of Ploiesti newest participant of the Alliance http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/144-romanian-city-of-ploiesti-newest-participant-of-the-alliance.html

The city of Ploiesti, Romania, joined the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion to raise its number of participants to 123. Mayor Iulian Badescu writes in his letter to Congress-President van Staa that Ploiesti “intends to make efforts in order to increase the visibility of the Roma community issues by involving citizens in ...

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00
Alliance Taskforce participated in Human Rights Summer Academy http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/143-alliance-taskforce-participated-in-human-rights-summer-academy.html

The Alliance Taskforce participated in the Human Rights Summer Academy of the European Training Center in Graz on Thursday 25 September 2014. The basic topic of this Summer Academy was “How to manage Human Rights and the City?”. Input was given by experts from the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union, who firstly introduced their ...

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00
Alliance strategic guidelines for the period 2014/2020 formally endorsed by the Congress Bureau http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/142-alliance-strategic-guidelines-for-the-period-2014-2020-formally-endorsed-by-the-congress-bureau.html

After a preliminary examination in June 2014 and subsequent amendments based on feedbacks from participating cities and regions, the Alliance strategic guidelines for the period of 2014-2020 have been officially approved by the Congress-Bureau on 8 September 2014. Those guidelines will be discussed at the first biennial conference of the Alliance ...

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00
Test http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/140-test.html Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 Alliance participants invited to high-level conference taking stock of Joint European Commission/Council of Europe ROMACT Programme, Brussels, 2-3 October 2014 http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/139-alliance-participants-invited-to-high-level-conference-taking-stock-of-joint-european-commission-council-of-europe-romact-programme--brussels--2-3-october-2014.html

The cities and regions participating in the Alliance have all been invited to participate in a high-level conference, to be organised by the European Commission with the support of the Council of Europe, on 2 and 3 October 2014 in Brussels.

This conference will take stock of progress and lessons learnt from the first year of implementation of ...

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00
Alliance Cities and Regions strengthen their cooperation http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/136-alliance-cities-and-regions-strengthen-their-cooperation-.html

In addition to preparing strategic guidelines on Alliance internal functioning and future activities, the Alliance participants have agreed to strengthen their cooperation through the use of an intranet website, to be put online in the course of July. This tool will allow them to be most effective in sharing key information about their respective ...

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00
John Warmisham presented Alliance Strategic Guidelines to the Congress Bureau Meeting in Baku, 17 June 2014 http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/135-john-warmisham-presented-alliance-strategic-guidelines-to-the-congress-bureau-meeting-in-baku--17-june-2014.html

At the meeting of the Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Baku (Azerbaijan) on 17 June 2014, John Warmisham, Congress Vice-President and Rapporteur on Roma issues presented a strategic document of the Alliance that defines key areas of activity for the upcoming years, as well as guidelines for the structure and mode of functioning ...

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00
Alliance Taskforce participated in EGAM conference in Prague, 12-15 June 2014 http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/134-alliance-taskforce-participated-in-egam-conference-in-prague--12-15-june-2014.html

The Alliance Taskforce participated at an international conference of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) in Prague, 12-15 June 2014, that addressed the rise in racist violence and hate speech against Roma communities across Europe. The participants also exchanged views on the success and lessons learned of the Roma Pride events organized ...

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00
Congress Secretary General and Alliance Taskforce meet a delegation of Bulgarian mayors to discuss Roma inclusion http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/133-congress-secretary-general-and-alliance-taskforce-meet-a-delegation-of-bulgarian-mayors-to-discuss-roma-inclusion.html

On 4 June 2014, the Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer and the Alliance Taskforce meet with a group of 56 Mayors from Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Ambassador to the Council of Europe Krassimira Beshkova to discuss Congress monitoring of local and regional democracy but also the role of local and regional authorities in promoting the inclusion ...

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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00
Alliance 2nd national workshop in Spain to discuss access to European Structural Funds, Madrid, 28 May 2014 http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/132-alliance-2nd-national-workshop-in-spain-to-discuss-access-to-european-structural-funds--madrid--28-may-2014.html

The European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion held its 2nd Spanish national on 28 May 2014 in Madrid to discuss improved access of local and regional authorities to  European structural and investments funds.

This event was organised in cooperation with the Spanish Ministry for Health, Social Services and Equality, the ...

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Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00
Alliance invited to the ECRI seminar on the fight against racism and intolerance at local level http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/131-alliance-invited-to-the-ecri-seminar-on-the-fight-against-racism-and-intolerance-at-local-level.html

The Alliance participated in the seminar of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) on the role of national Specialised Bodies in supporting local authorities in the fight against racism and intolerance, held in Strasbourg on 22-23 May 2014. The Alliance representative, Mr Denis HUBER, Executive Secretary of the Chamber of ...

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Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00
The Alliance participated in the 7th CAHROM meeting, 14-16 May http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/130-the-alliance-participated-in-the-7th-cahrom-meeting--14-16-may.html

The Alliance Taskforce has participated in the 7th meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM) that took place on 14-16 May 2014 in Strasbourg. On 14th May Denis Huber, Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Regions and Head of the Department for Cooperation, Administration and External Relations of the Congress of Local and ...

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Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00
Council of Europe Secretary General, Committee of Ministers, and Parliamentary Assembly President reaffirm support for Alliance http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/129-council-of-europe-secretary-general--committee-of-ministers--and-parliamentary-assembly-president-reaffirm-support-for-alliance.html

At the 26th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe 25-27 March 2014, the Alliance has received important political support. Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said on 25 March: “When it comes to the Roma, I would like to again congratulate you in the Congress for what you are doing. The network, the ...

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00
Signature of a Cooperation Agreement between the Congress and the European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/128-signature-of-a-cooperation-agreement-between-the-congress-and-the-european-roma-and-travellers-forum--ertf-.html

Congress President Herwig van Staa and Rudko Kawczynski, President of the European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF), officially signed on 26th March, in the framework of the 26th Congress Session, a cooperation agreement between the ERTF and the Congress.

This agreement is aimed at deepening cooperation between the Congress and the ERFT in pursuit ...

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00
Report on “Empowering Roma youth participation” adopted during the 26th Congress Session http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/127-report-on--empowering-roma-youth-participation--adopted-during-the-26th-congress-session.html

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities adopted a report on “Empowering Roma youth through participation: effective policy design at local and regional levels” on 26 March 2014 during the 26th Congress Session. This report was prepared by co-rapporteurs Inger Linge and John Warmisham, Congress Vice-President and Rapporteur on Roma Issues. ...

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00
The Serbian City of Kragujevac joins the Alliance http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/126-the-serbian-city-of-kragujevac-joins-the-alliance.html

The City of Kragujevac in Serbia has become the 122nd participant to the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion. In his letter of accession to Congress President Herwig van Staa, Veroljub Stevanovic, mayor of Kraguvjevac, pointed that his municipality is “eager to cooperate and learn from others”, and that he is “convinced ...

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00
Interview with Jean-Claude Frécon, Vice-President of the Congress: “The Alliance, a strong initiative which is experiencing a growing success” http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/124-interview-with-jean-claude-frecon--vice-president-of-the-congress---the-alliance--a-strong-initiative-which-is-experiencing-a-growing-success-.html

In an interview to the French agency Newspress on 6. March 2014,  Jean-Claude Frécon, Senator and Vice-President of the Congress, emphasized that it is the local level where practical problems are treated and issues of Roma inclusion can addressed. “It is much more in local communities that we encounter difficulties and where experiments ...

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00
National workshop of the Alliance in Paris http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/121-national-workshop-of-the-alliance-in-paris.html

The first workshop of French local authorities participating in the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion was held on Thursday 13th February 2014 at the Council of Europe Office in Paris. Participants were informed of the activities of the Alliance since it was launched in March 2013 and discussed its future action plan, ...

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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00
National workshop of the Alliance in Paris http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/123-national-workshop-of-the-alliance-in-paris.html Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 John Warmisham: “There is a need to work closely with local and regional authorities to tackle the issue of Roma inclusion” http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/120-john-warmisham---there-is-a-need-to-work-closely-with-local-and-regional-authorities-to-tackle-the-issue-of-roma-inclusion-.html

“Policy measures at local and regional level are decisive for bringing about real improvement in the social inclusion of Roma, across the key areas of education, housing, employment and health “stated John Warmisham, Congress Rapporteur on Roma issues at the Launching Conference of the ROMACT/ROMED 2 Programmes in Milan on 18 January 2014. He ...

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00
Launch conference of ROMACT and ROMED2 in Milan, Italy http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/118-launch-conference-of-romact-and-romed2-in-milan--italy.html

On 18 January 2014, the ROMACT and the ROMED2 programmes was officially launched in Italy, during a conference held in Milan. This event was opened by Mrs Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Cécile KYENGE, Italian Minister of integration, Ms Maria Cecilia GUERRA, Italian Vice-Minister of Labour and ...

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00
New information brochure on Alliance activities http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/117-new-information-brochure-on-alliance-activities.html

The European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion has published a new brochure with information on the background of its creation, its objectives and cooperation activities. The brochure is now available in 12 languages and can be downloaded in pdf-format here:

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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00
EU Parliament adopts a Resolution underlining the key role of the Alliance in favoring effective Roma inclusion http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/115-eu-parliament-adopts-a-resolution-underlining-the-key-role-of-the-alliance-in-favoring-effective-roma-inclusion.html

The European Parliament, at its Plenary Session held on 12th December 2013, adopted a resolution on the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies (2013/2924(RSP). In its paragraph 11, the Parliament “urges the Member States to involve local and regional authorities in reviewing, managing, implementing and monitoring their national ...

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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00
The city of Paris joins the European Alliance of Cities and Regions http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/114-the-city-of-paris-joins-the-european-alliance-of-cities-and-regions.html

‘’I welcome the decision by the city of Paris to join the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma inclusion, which has now 121 members.’’ stated Jean -Claude Frécon , Vice- President of the Congress on 18 December 2013, at the ceremony marking this event in the presence of Pierre Schapira and Claudine Bouygues, Deputy Mayors of ...

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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00
The Town of Paris joins the Alliance http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/112-the-town-of-paris-joins-the-alliance.html Paris, 18 December 2013 - The City of Paris is organising a ceremony to access the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion.

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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00
Committee of the Regions calls on EU institutions to support the Alliance http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/111-committee-of-the-regions-calls-on-eu-institutions-to-support-the-alliance.html

The Committee of the Regions of the European Union, at its 104th Plenary Session held on 28th and 29th November 2013, has adopted an opinion on Roma integration strategies in which it explicitly recognizes the work of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on Roma issues. It calls more especially on the EU institutions “to work more closely ...

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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00
Colloquy of the French League of Human Rights on Roma Rights http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/109-colloquy-of-the-french-league-of-human-rights-on-roma-rights.html

The Alliance participated to a Colloquy of the French League of Human Rights on "Roma Rights", Thursday  12 December 2013, Maison de l'Europe, Paris

 

This Colloquy organised by the French League of Human Rights (LDH), in cooperation with the Maison de l’Europe, entitled "Roma rights: action is possible " was an opportunity ...

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:00
International Seminar on the Role of Youth Policies in Supporting Roma Youth Participation http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/103-international-seminar-on-the-role-of-youth-policies-in-supporting-roma-youth-participation.html

A Seminar on the Role of Youth Policies in Supporting Roma Youth Participation took place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary, from 19 to 21 November 2013. This seminar aimed at discussing, amongst other issues, the importance of involving the Roma youth in local and regional politics, the development of action plans as well as the ...

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00
ROMACT and ROMED2 Launch Event in Kosice, Slovakia http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/100-romact-and-romed2-launch-event-in-kosice--slovakia.html

On 5 November, the ROMACT project, as well as the new phase of ROMED2, was officially launched in Slovakia, during a conference held in the City of Kosice. This event has been opened by Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Koos Richelle, Director General for Employment, Social ...

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Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00
National workshop of the Alliance in Madrid, Spain http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/101-national-workshop-of-the-alliance-in-madrid--spain.html

On the 8 November in Madrid, the Alliance organised a national workshop for its participating Spanish local authorities in order  to review their needs and priorities and favor an exchange of information and good practices on projects aiming Roma inclusion. This meeting gathered representatives from the City of Madrid, Barcelona, La Coruña, ...

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Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00
Dosta!-Congress Prize Awarded to 3 Cities and Regions http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/99-dosta--congress-prize-awarded-to-3-cities-and-regions.html

The 4th Dosta!-Congress Prize for Municipalities has been awarded to the city of Obrnice (Czech Republic), the city of Heraklion (Greece), and the regional authority of Kocaeli (Turkey). "Dosta", a Romani word meaning "enough", is an awareness raising campaign for the Council of Europe which aims at bringing non-Roma closer to Roma citizens. Following ...

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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00
International Promotion of Roma Culture at Marseille Conference http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/98-international-promotion-of-roma-culture-at-marseille-conference.html

On 30-31 October in Marseille (France), the Alliance together with the European Institute of Cultural Routes and the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region (PACA) co-organised an international conference under the general label of promoting and networking for the European dimension of Roma culture.

This was to raise awareness of Roma culture ...

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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00
Dosta!-Congress Prize Ceremony on 30 October in Strasbourg http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/97-dosta--congress-prize-ceremony-on-30-october-in-strasbourg.html

On 30 October the Dosta!-Congress Prize for Municipalities will be awarded for innovative municipal projects promoting Roma inclusion, combating discrimination against Roma, and raising awareness of Roma culture and rights. Three cities and regions will receive the prize in the framework of the 25th Congress Session in Strasbourg (29-31 October ...

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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00
Seminar on the Role of Local Authorities in Roma Integration in Brussels, 24 October http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/96-seminar-on-the-role-of-local-authorities-in-roma-integration-in-brussels--24-october.html The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) organizes a seminar with European local authorities which will be held on 24 October at the EESC, room TRE 7701 (7th floor), 74 rue de Trèves, 1040 Brussels from 09:00-17:00.

 

Registration is still possible by email or phone by giving your name, surname, titel and the organisation you are ...

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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00
National Launching Meeting and 1st National Workshop ROMED2/ROMACT - Slovakia http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/92-national-launching-meeting-and-1st-national-workshop-romed2-romact---slovakia.html Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 1st National Workshop ROMED2/ROMACT - Bulgaria http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/91-1st-national-workshop-romed2-romact---bulgaria.html Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 Coalition Meeting (CoE, EU, OSF, UNDP, WB) - Vienna http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/89-coalition-meeting--coe--eu--osf--undp--wb----vienna.html Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 1st National Workshop ROMED2/ROMACT - Hungary http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/88-1st-national-workshop-romed2-romact---hungary.html Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 Next Launching Events of ROMED2 and ROMACT http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/87-next-launching-events-of-romed2-and-romact.html

Following the first national launching meeting of the ROMACT programme together with the new phase of ROMED2, which took place in Budapest with over 100 national and international players, four other official launching events will be held in Albena, Bulgaria on 14 October, in Bucharest, Romania on 15 October, in Kosice, Slovakia on 5 November, a ...

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00
National Launching Meeting and 1st National Workshop ROMED2/ROMACT http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/83-national-launching-meeting-and-1st-national-workshop-romed2-romact.html Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:00:00 National Launching Meeting ROMED2/ROMACT http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/81-national-launching-meeting-romed2-romact.html Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:00:00 Official Launch of ROMACT and ROMED2 Programmes in Budapest, http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/77-official-launch-of-romact-and-romed2-programmes-in-budapest-.html

The new ROMACT programme was officially launched in Budapest (Hungary) on Friday 4 October at a national conference attended by over 100 national and international players. Laszlό Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Zoltàn Kovàcs, Hungarian Secretary of State for Social Inclusion, and Jeroen Schokkenbroek, ...

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Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00
Intensive exchange on Roma housing at Alliance-conference in Slovenia http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/69-intensive-exchange-on-roma-housing-at-alliance-conference-in-slovenia.html

On 20 September 2013, more than 80 participants from 13 countries convened in Radenci, Slovenia, to discuss the housing situation of Roma in Europe. The International Conference on Roma Housing in Europe was organized by the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion in co-operation with the Slovenian NGO Romano Kher Project Group ...

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00
Minister Veliaj visits evicted Roma in Tirana, promising quick solutions http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/70-minister-veliaj-visits-evicted-roma-in-tirana--promising-quick-solutions.html

The Roma families complained about the humidity and the bad conditions in which they were living these rainy days. The minister presented steps that can be quickly implemented and discussed with representatives of the Roma community the possible housing solutions. “We proposed three or four places, all of them in a closer place than the one ...

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:00:00
Exchange of best practice projects at Alliance-conference on Roma housing http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/68-exchange-of-best-practice-projects-at-alliance-conference-on-roma-housing.html

On 20 September 2013, local and regional authorities from all over Europe convene in Murksa Sobota, Slovenia, to exchange best practice projects that improve the housing conditions of Roma. The International Conference on Roma Housing is organized by the Council of Europe’s European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion in co-operation ...

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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00
Call: International Conference on Roma Housing, 20 September http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/67-call--international-conference-on-roma-housing--20-september.html

The Romano Kher - Roma House Project, in collaboration with the Council of Europe’s Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, would like to invite you to the International Conference on Roma Housing in Europe, that will take place in Murska Sobota, Slovenia, on 20th September 2013.

 

Many Roma continue to live under conditions ...

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Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00:00
Alliance Taskforce took part in largest Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/66-alliance-taskforce-took-part-in-largest-roma-genocide-remembrance-initiative.html

Auschwitz, 2 August 2013 – The world’s largest Roma Genocide Remembrance Event “Dik I na Bistar / look and don’t forget” took place on 2th August at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum. It was organized by the ternYpe International Roma Youth Network. More than 400 youths from over 20 countries participated at the youth commemoration ...

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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00
Congress President calls on Europe’s local and regional authorities to commit to Roma integration http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/65-congress-president-calls-on-europe-s-local-and-regional-authorities-to-commit-to-roma-integration.html

“We are reminded, on 2 August, the day of remembrance for the hundreds of thousands of Roma massacred by the Nazis during the Second World War, of the need to build a Europe of peace and tolerance, involving all levels of governance”, in the words of Herwig van Staa, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council ...

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Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00
120 local and regional authorities now members of the Alliance http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/62-120-local-and-regional-authorities-now-members-of-the-alliance.html

The General Council of the French département of Val de Marne has just joined the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, bringing the membership up to 120 local and regional authorities. The General Council’s decision to join followed a visit by a delegation from the Val de Marne to Strasbourg on 10 June 2013.

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00
Application Form for Alliance Events http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/61-application-form-for-alliance-events.html Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:00:00 Call: Roma Inclusion Prize "Dosta!" for Municipalities http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/60-call--roma-inclusion-prize--dosta---for-municipalities.html

The 4th edition of the Dosta! Congress Prize for Municipalities is now open.

 

Following the success of the previous editions, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion of the Council of Europe is once again partnering the Dosta! Campaign run by the Support Team ...

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Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:00:00
Alliance Taskforce participates in youth meeting on fighting Roma stereotypes in Tuscany, Italy http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/59-alliance-taskforce-participates-in-youth-meeting-on-fighting-roma-stereotypes-in-tuscany--italy.html

Youth is a priority when it comes to Roma inclusion, therefore Nikolai Atefie, the Alliance Youth Project Manager, participated from 12th to 19th May 2013 in the seminar “Demystifying Roma: Challenging Stereotypes and Narratives about Roma” in Tuscany and the City of Florence. The event was organized by Phiren Amenca, a Budapest-based network ...

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Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00
Alliance Taskforce participates in presentation ceremony of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award for Pharrajimos survivor Hugo Höllenreiner http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/58-alliance-taskforce-participates-in-presentation-ceremony-of-the-austrian-holocaust-memorial-award-for-pharrajimos-survivor-hugo-hollenreiner.html

On 2 May 2013 the Austrian Service Abroad awarded Mr. Hugo Höllenreiner, a German Sinto who survived the Pharrajimos (Roma Holocaust), with the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award 2013. During the ceremony, which was held at the Jewish Museum Munich (Germany), the former President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch said ...

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Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00
City of Innsbruck, Austria, joins the Alliance http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/57-city-of-innsbruck--austria--joins-the-alliance.html

'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 ...

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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00
EC launched map for Roma inclusion project at local level http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/56-ec-launched-map-for-roma-inclusion-project-at-local-level.html

The European Commission has prepared an interactive map of over 600 entries of regions, cities and municipalities that are committed to actively work towards ensuring the inclusion of Roma citizens and have joined initiatives to support them in reaching this goal. Besides the Alliance, which at the moment has 114 cities and regions, the Open Society ...

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00
International Roma Day: “We need to ensure that this community can fully participate in the life of their cities and regions” http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/54-international-roma-day---we-need-to-ensure-that-this-community-can-fully-participate-in-the-life-of-their-cities-and-regions-.html

In view of International Roma Day on 8 April which brings attention to challenges Roma people continue to face in Europe, Herwig van Staa, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, underlined the responsibility of local and regional authorities to provide inclusive Roma policies. “As local and regional ...

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Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:00
Alliance Launch: “High time to translate national strategies into local action” http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/50-alliance-launch---high-time-to-translate-national-strategies-into-local-action-.html

Strasbourg, 20.03.2013 – Today the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion was launched in the framework of the 24th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. High level representatives from cities and regions as well as international organisations came together to formally ...

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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00
Test système section http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/7-test-systeme-section.html 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 ...

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Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Summary of the joint Alliance-Event on Housing in December 2012 http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/21-summary-of-the-joint-alliance-event-on-housing-in-december-2012.html

The Institute of Rehousing and Social Integration (IRIS), part of the Regional Transport, Infrastructure and Housing Government of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, in collaboration with the Council of Europe's European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, convened an 'International Seminar on Public Policies of Housing for Roma' in ...

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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00
"Intensive exchange on Roma Education" during first Alliance-Event in Budapest http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/10--intensive-exchange-on-roma-education--during-first-alliance-event-in-budapest.html

On 17-18 December 2012, the Council of Europe's European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, together with the joint Roma mediators programme ROMED, organised its first activity during its test phase – an international workshop on "Inclusive Education: Local Policies and Practices", which took place in Budapest, Hungary.

 

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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00
European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion launches its first events http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/6-european-alliance-of-cities-and-regions-for-roma-inclusion-launches-its-first-events.html

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 ...

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Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Congress President meets President of the Coalition against racism http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/36-congress-president-meets-president-of-the-coalition-against-racism.html

On 9 October 2012, Congress President Keith Whitmore had an exchange of views with President of the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR), Deputy Mayor of Toulouse (France) Jean-Paul Makengo. The ECCAR President presented the work of the 105-member Coalition founded by UNESCO in 2004, pointing out that several coalition cities are ...

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Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00
Implementation plans for European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion achieve international support at Strasbourg Meeting http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/37-implementation-plans-for-european-alliance-of-cities-and-regions-for-roma-inclusion-achieve-international-support-at-strasbourg-meeting.html

Representatives of European cities and regions, EU institutions, international Roma networks and NGOs gathered on 25 September at the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg for a consultation meeting to discuss the role and action of the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion. This meeting provided the participants with ...

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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:00:00
Alliance for Roma Inclusion: Consultation meeting with cities, regions and other stakeholders http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/38-alliance-for-roma-inclusion--consultation-meeting-with-cities--regions-and-other-stakeholders.html The Congress and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma issues organised a consultation meeting with cities, regions and stakeholders of the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, in Strasbourg on 25 September 2012. The aim of this meeting was to present the objectives and working methods of the Alliance ...

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:00:00
Mayors Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma Inclusion Awards http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/39-mayors-making-the-most-of-eu-funds-for-roma-inclusion-awards.html On 11-12 October 2012 in Budapest, the MERI network awarded mayors for best practices in using EU and other donor funds for Roma Inclusion in the areas of education, employment, health, housing and public utilities. John Warmisham, Thematic Rapporteur of the Congress on Roma/Travellers, took part in the award ceremony, which was held under the patronage ...

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Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:00:00
Roma must be ensured access to adequate housing in Baia Mare (Romania) http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/40-roma-must-be-ensured-access-to-adequate-housing-in-baia-mare--romania-.html

''Again I must speak out about the housing situation of Roma in Europe'', said John Warmisham, Thematic Rapporteur on Roma/Travellers of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. ''In the past, I have denounced the forced eviction of Roma from various settlements in different Council of Europe member states. This time, ...

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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00
Results of the questionnaire http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/52-results-of-the-questionnaire.html

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 2012 to regional and local authorities in Europe, with the aim of collecting information on their concrete needs, priorities and interests ...

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Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00
Encouraging results to the Congress' questionnaire on Roma http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/42-encouraging-results-to-the-congress--questionnaire-on-roma.html 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 ...

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Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00
Presentation of the Alliance at the Assembly of European Regions meeting in Vienna http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/41-presentation-of-the-alliance-at-the-assembly-of-european-regions-meeting-in-vienna.html

The future "European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion" was presented to the participants of the Conference on Equal Opportunities, organised by the Assembly of European Regions in Vienna on 8 May 2012, as an example of a promising pan-European project in improving the situation of Roma. In particular, the emphasis was made on the ...

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Tue, 08 May 2012 00:00:00
Belvil evictions, Serbia: Reaction from Congress Thematic Rapporteur http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/43-belvil-evictions--serbia--reaction-from-congress-thematic-rapporteur.html

''It is time to bring an end to the forced evictions of Roma in Europe'', stressed John Warmisham, Thematic Rapporteur on Roma/Travellers of the Congress, reacting to the eviction of the Belvil Settlement in Belgrade. ''Like the forced eviction of Roma families from their homes in Vilnius and Tirana last February, the Belgrade City Authority’s ...

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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00
Keith Whitmore: “Dialogue at grassroots level is of fundamental importance to avoid discrimination of Roma people” http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/44-keith-whitmore---dialogue-at-grassroots-level-is-of-fundamental-importance-to-avoid-discrimination-of-roma-people-.html

In view of International Roma Day on 8 April, President Whitmore, underlined the role of territorial self-government bodies for the implementation of inclusive and socially responsible Roma policies: “Since in many Council of Europe countries, the local and regional authorities are in charge of housing, social care and educational establishments, ...

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Thu, 05 Apr 2012 00:00:00
John Warmisham: ''I encourage cities and regions to join the Alliance and make this project a success'' http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/45-john-warmisham----i-encourage-cities-and-regions-to-join-the-alliance-and-make-this-project-a-success--.html

''The Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, which is in the process of being put together, will be a very concrete follow-up to the Summit of Mayors on Roma'', John Warmisham, Congress thematic Rapporteur stated during the debate held on Wednesday 21 March. Its main objectives will be to improve local and regional capacity for project ...

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Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00
Work advances to launch European Alliance for Roma Inclusion http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/46-work-advances-to-launch-european-alliance-for-roma-inclusion.html

Practical aspects of the future European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion as well as its mandate, structure, the general frame for membership and possible activities were discussed at a meeting in Strasbourg on 22 February 2012. This was the second meeting of the Core Group of local and regional elected representatives working to ...

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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00
Information on the Summit of Mayors on Roma http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/51-information-on-the-summit-of-mayors-on-roma.html

In its final declaration, adopted on 22 September 2011, the Summit of Mayors on Roma launched the proposal to establish an European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, to be set up as a framework for co-operation and sharing of good practices. On the day of the Summit, 11 cities declared their commitment to form a core group to build ...

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Sun, 01 Jan 2012 00:00:00
Launch conference of ROMACT and ROMED2 in Milan, Italy http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/116-launch-conference-of-romact-and-romed2-in-milan--italy.html Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00 Congress President calls on Europe’s local and regional authorities to commit to Roma integration http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/64-congress-president-calls-on-europe-s-local-and-regional-authorities-to-commit-to-roma-integration.html

“We are reminded, on 2 August, the day of remembrance for the hundreds of thousands of Roma massacred by the Nazis during the Second World War, of the need to build a Europe of peace and tolerance, involving all levels of governance”, in the words of Herwig van Staa, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council ...

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Thu, 01 Jan 1970 01:00:00
Announcement: Launch of the Alliance on 20th March in Strasbourg http://www.roma-alliance.org/en/page/9-announcement--launch-of-the-alliance-on-20th-march-in-strasbourg.html

A major priority of the Council of Europe, to improve the situation of Roma people, will move a step closer to being realised with the launch of the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion during the 24th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.

 

Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Gabriella ...

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