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.


7th International Roma Women’s Conference: SAVE THE DATE!


7th International Roma Women’s Conference “Roma and Traveller Women’s Access to Justice and Rights” co-organised by the Government of Finland and the Council of Europe under the Finnish Presidency of its Committee of Ministers.

Date: 25-27 March 2019

Venue: Hanaholmen Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanasaarenranta 5, Espoo (Finland)

The Conference will be an opportunity to address Roma and Traveller women’s access to justice, including fulfillment of their rights in terms of gender equality, rights of the child, housing rights, fight against forced marriage and domestic violence, etc., as well as to take stock of the implementation of the Thematic Action Plan on the Inclusion of Roma and Travellers (2016-2019) and point the way forward for the post-2019 strategic policy document on Roma and Traveller Inclusion from a gender perspective.

The Call for Application is available in English, French and Romanes.