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.



International Expert Seminar: Inclusion of Roma youth through education, employment and political participation

writenWritten the 01/10/2018

The activities of the Congress in the field of inclusion of Roma youth were presented at an International Expert Seminar held in Brijuni, Croatia, on 26 September 2018. Speaking during the debate on "Policy initiatives at local, national and international levels to sustain Roma employability and labour market...
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Piero FASSINO: Combat every type of discrimination against Roma

writenWritten the 04/09/2018

“We must not forget the Roma Holocaust and we have to transmit to the new generations its memory: About hundreds of thousands innocents victims - a concrete aim to counter. Today  racism, intolerance and vindictive impulses make the situation in Europe more serious”, stated Piero Fassino, President of the...
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Congress commemorates the victims of the Roma Holocaust on European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day (2nd August)

writenWritten the 03/08/2018

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities participated in the commemoration ceremony held for the victims of the Roma Holocaust in the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg today, represented by Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer and Tobias Mayr for the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma...
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On European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day (2 August), Council of Europe’s Congress invites Mayors around Europe to sign the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 01/08/2018
Robert Gabris

“We need to remember the brutal horrors that Roma and Travellers suffered from during the Nazi rule”, Congress Spokesperson on Roma and Traveller Issues John Warmisham stated. “In particular today, when attacks on Roma are once again on the rise, we must not turn a blind eye to what has happened 74...
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6th Dosta! Congress Prize

writenWritten the 09/05/2017

Declaration against anti-Gypsyism

writenWritten the 27/03/2017

Dosta! & UEFA Respect! campaign

writenWritten the 16/12/2016

Stop evictions of Roma and Travellers

writenWritten the 29/06/2016

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