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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.
As the Congress Session in March 2020 was cancelled and the following ones held online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the three winner projects of the Dosta! Congress Prize for Municipalities will be awarded their prizes during a ceremony to be held in October 2021, during the 41st Plenary Session of...
The memory of the persecution suffered by Roma in the past serves as a reminder of the urgent need to put an end to the anti-Gypsyism which they continue to be subjected to in many European countries, said Miranda Rira, Congress spokesperson on Roma issues, on 2 August 2019, on the occasion of the
"The fight against anti-Gypsysism is an ongoing battle, but we are on the right track to win it," declared John Warmisham, Congress spokesman, at the meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts for Roma Issues (CAHROM) on 11 June 2019 in Toulouse, France.
"Local and regional authorities are aware of the problems relating to the...
The initiative "Local Action for Roma Safety" will be presented to the Ukrainian Parliament on 9 April 2019 by Iryna SUSLOVA, MP and Chair of the Sub-Committee on Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination - Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations. This...
"Roma are fully-fledged members of society and securing their rights is part of the responsibilities of public authorities," said Congress spokeswoman on Roma issues, Miranda RIRA (Albania, SOC), on the occasion of the Roma International Day, on 8 April 2019. "Even though they are the largest minority in...
On 8 April, we will celebrate International Roma Day. This is a day to celebrate Roma culture and Roma contributions to European societies, and the cultural diversity of Europe. The 8th of April, which commemorates the first World Romani Congress held in London in April 1971, should also be a reminder of the urgent need to better protect the...