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.

Calendar of events Calendar of events

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

Tools and texts of reference Tools and texts of reference
Romani History and Culture Romani History and Culture

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.

Database on good practices Database on good practices

Online European Database on Roma-related policies and good practices

DATABASE - website

Contacts: Malgorzata Rozycka ;  Thomas Schobesberger

Anti-discrimination training Anti-discrimination training

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.

Background documents:


Contact : Isabela Mihalache

Roma women Roma women

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

Archive Archive

The following websites contain a wealth of reference texts and materials, which will be gradually moved onto the new Roma website: 

Web Content Display Web Content Display
Call for tenders for consultants for the provision of intercultural trainings and mediation trainings in line with ROMACT methodology

Application Deadline: 17 May 2017

Within the framework of the Joint European Commission and Council of Europe ROMACT Project, and in particular ROMACT Transnational Cooperation and Capacity Building Component, the Council of Europe is organising a call for tenders for consultancy services for the provision of intercultural trainings and mediation trainings.
For all information on this call and details on the procedure click here.


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

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