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.


131 municipalities in 6 countries have benefited from CoE ROMACT Programme


59 municipalities in Romania and 30 municipalities in Bulgaria have benefited from the Council of Europe ROMACT Programme in the latest phase of implementation from 2014 until September 2018. In total 131 municipalities in Hungary, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria have successfully launched and implemented the ROMACT process in the past five years.

ROMACT seeks to assist mayors and municipal authorities to work together with local Roma communities to develop policies and public services that are inclusive of all, including Roma.

ROMACT aims to improve the responsiveness and accountability of local authorities, particularly elected and senior civil servants, towards marginalised Roma communities. It focuses on generating long-term sustained political commitment which are designed compel member states to sustainable measures for Roma inclusion.

The ROMACT programme is a joint programme of the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

Please see the latest ROMACT info graphics - a snapshot from September 2018 - for further information.