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.
greece, 27 February - 2 march 2017
- JUSTROM Training of trainers for police & Monitoring visits to Athens and Thessaloniki legal clinics
spain, 20-21 february 2017
- Training of Trainers for the police on non-discrimination in Madrid
- 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
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.
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
Internship opportunity at the council of Europe
Call for applications
Intern Position - 6 months or one year paid internship, Council of Europe
Starting date: May 1, 2017
Application deadline: April 10, 2017
Full Or Part Time: Full time
Central European University and the Council of Europe invite applications for two intern positions to be hosted by the Council of Europe as part of the Roma in European Societies (RES) initiative. The positions are for six months or one year. The interns will be placed in different units of the CoE depending on their specialization and interests. The interns will work under the supervision on the hosting head of unit, supporting the implementation of the unit work plan. Selected applicants will receive a grant from CEU to cover their living expenses in Strasburg and travel to and from Strasburg.
The typical responsibilities given to trainees include:
- research work;
- preparation of draft reports and studies for meetings of experts;
- drafting of meeting reports;
- assisting with work in hand;
- contributing to the visibility of the Team’s programmes and dissemination of information (studies, publications, presentations, press releases, etc.)
- preparing information and news for updating websites.
This opportunity is available for graduates of the Roma Access Programs, especially those that obtained an MA degree from CEU or other English language graduate programs from other universities. CEU and CoE expect the candidates to have:
- A very good command of English. Knowledge of French and of any other European languages will be considered a plus
- Experience with office work as a team player full of enthusiasm and eager to learn
- High motivation to develop a career in the chosen area of interest
- Have a desire to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the functioning and activities of the Council of Europe;
- Excellent communication skills
Personal attitudes: initiative and responsibility, result orientation and sense of continuous improvement, concern for quality, efficiency and accuracy, adaptability, self-management and development, organisational alignment.
Personal values: integrity, loyalty and conscientiousness, discretion, independence and confidence, respect for diversity.
Duration and conditions of internships:
6 months or one year
How to apply?
Please send your CV and a cover letter in English explaining why you believe this internship fits you, specifying your main skills and interests, including the area in which you would like to work and how you think the internship would help you develop a career in your area of interest
Please send your complete application package to firstname.lastname@example.org writing in the Subject Line: CEU-CoE Internship.
Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as law, business and public policy. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English. In 2016, CEU announced the Roma in European Societies initiative (RES) as a collaborative initiative supporting efforts to improve the situation of Roma in all sectors at local, national, and regional levels through teaching, course development and research, leadership development, and community outreach. RES is funded by the Velux Foundations, Roma Education Fund and the Open Society Foundations Roma Initiatives Office over the next five years.
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading organisation in the protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law. It was founded in 1949 in order to promote greater unity between its members and now includes 47 member states, all having signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights. By Statute, the Council of Europe has two constituent organs: the Committee of Ministers, composed of the member states’ Ministers for Foreign Affairs, and the Parliamentary Assembly, comprising delegations from the national parliaments. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe represents the entities of local and regional self-government within the member states. The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent and impartial institution within the Council of Europe mandated to promote the awareness of and respect for human rights in member states. The European Court of Human Rights is the judicial body which oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states.
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
CG030(2016) - 20 October 2016
DC139(2016) - 1 September 2016