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.


Local action for Roma safety: 2nd Meeting of the Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion


The Ukrainian Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, the European Alliance’s local network of mayors in Ukraine, will meet on 26 February 2019 in Lviv for its second official meeting. The Ukrainian Alliance will, among others, address the violent attacks against Roma that happened in the past year.

In 2018, a series of attacks against Roma, both verbally and physically, shocked the country. Two young Roma lost their lives when their settlements were attacked by strangers. The members of the Ukrainian Alliance will discuss how local and regional authorities can help prevent such attacks and create a safer future for Roma citizens in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Alliance was founded in November 2017 by the Regional State Administrations of Transcarpathia, Zaporizhia, Odessa and Kharkiv, the District State Administrations of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky and Darnytskyi and the Cities of Kropyvnytskyi, Uzhgorod and Lviv. It serves as a local network of mayors and regional governors to exchange about best practice strategies in the field of Roma inclusion.