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: on the one hand a) Roma, Sinti/Manush, Calé, Kaale, Romanichals, Boyash/Rudari; b) Balkan Egyptians (Egyptians and Ashkali); c) Eastern groups (Dom, Lom and Abdal); and, on the other hand, 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.
Sonderbeauftragter des Generalsekretärs für Roma-Fragen
2011 lenkte der Europarat vermehrtes Augenmerk auf Roma-Fragen. Ein unter Leitung von Jeroen Schokkenbroek, dem Sonderbeauftragter des Generalsekretärs für Roma-Fragen, stehendes Team nahm sich des Themas an. Es soll die verschiedenen Projekte koordinieren, die der Europarat nach dem Treffen auf hoher Ebene zu Roma-Themen gestartet hat. Es baut auf der bisherigen Arbeit auf, die der Europarat auf diesem Gebiet geleistet hat, insbesondre in den letzten 15 Jahren.
Public knowledge about the history and culture of Roma is still marginal among ordinary people. National governments and international organisations are trying to overcome segregation, stigmatisation and marginalisation of the Roma and to integrate them into society. One of the keys for integration is education of both Roma and non-Roma. An integral part of this educational process is mutual knowledge about the common history and culture of Roma and non-Roma in Europe.
Football embraces the fight Against Anti-Gypsyism
In September 2016, the Dosta! Campaign joined UEFA’s RESPECT Campaign to reinforce the fight against anti-gypsyism, racism and violence and in particular the violence against women and children.
Furthermore it aims to raise awareness of all aspects of racism and discrimination in football among members of the football family, to propose practical solutions addressing the issue of discrimination in football and to share examples of good practices involving different parties in different settings – e.g. clubs, NGOs and fan groups.
Read more here.
- Thematic Action Plan on the Inclusion of Roma and Travellers (2016-2019)
- Roma-related texts adopted at the Council of Europe
- Estimates on Roma population in European countries
- Descriptive Glossary of terms relating to Roma issues
- First Progress Report (November 2010 - April 2011)
- Roma Youth Action Plan
- Guidelines for Roma Youth Action Plan
- Children's Strategy
For a number of years now, the Support Team has been organising various training sessions, including train-the-trainers sessions, on anti-discrimination and anti-gypsyism for legal professionals and law-enforcement officials. This has been done sometimes in co-operation with the HELP Unit or other units/departments of the Council of Europe. Such training included initial training and in-service training, and has been offered to lawyers, police officers and prison staff.
- The European Convention on Human Rights And Policing: A handbook for police officers and other law enforcement officials
- Council of Europe Assessment of police training needs and practical tools for enhancing the work with Roma and/or Traveller communities
- Second National Action Plan to prevent and combat human trafficking in Ireland
- Effective and Human Rights-Compliant Policing in Roma and Sinti Communities: OSCE/ODIHR Training for Law Enforcement Officers
- FRA training manual Fundamental rights-based police training A manual for police training
Contact : Isabela Mihalache
- Experiencing ROMED: A legacy for improved participation of Roma communities
- ROMED2 Guidelines and Resources for national and local facilitators
- ROMACT Handbook: Manual for Mayors, Local Administrations and Roma wanting to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged Roma
- Handbook for lawyers defending Roma and Travellers
- ROMED1 Trainers’ handbook
- Roma in Europe
Roma women are a quiet but strong force for change, both a change in the fate of their communities' lives, as well as in their condition as women facing multiple discrimination. Empowering Roma women through trainings and international Conferences is among the Council of Europe priorities
DC050(2017) - 8 april 2017
CG030(2016) - 20 October 2016
DC139(2016) - 1 September 2016
strasbourg 7 april 2017
Strasbourg 8 April 2016
geneva 15 june 2015