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.


From Jyväskylä to Málaga - more than 110 municipalities have signed the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism - have you?

Meet the signatories of the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism


More than 110 municipalities and regions have signed the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism since its endorsement by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities during the 32nd Congress Session in March 2017. To mark the beginning of the new year we are happy to introduce you to the current 113 signatories from 32 countries.

Every year, thousands of Roma become victims of hate speech, violent attacks and assassinations. Local and regional politicians can make this stop. Are you one of them? Then take a stance against anti-Gypsyism by signing the Declaration against anti-Gypsyism.

By signing signatories express their will to reject all forms of discrimination, violence or incitement to hate speech against Roma in their municipalities or regions. They refuse to display, publish or distribute in any way views and positions that could stir or incite anti-Roma sentiments. They declare to refrain from any political alliance building or co-operation with political parties that incite racial or ethnic prejudices. Rather they encourage members of the Roma and Travellers communities to become themselves active in the political representation, as representation of ethnic minority groups is an integral part of the democratic process.

You can find a complete list of signatories here.