Calendar of activities
Joint CoE/EC Programmes
  Dosta! Campaign
Training session for Lawyers


Committee of Experts (MG-S-ROM)
Coordinator for Roma issues
European Roma and Travellers Forum


Thematic reports and Documentation
Council of Europe Jurisprudence on Roma




Council of Europe or European Union?



The Coordinator of Activities concerning Roma and Travellers is responsible at the Council of Europe for:

- co-ordinating activities on Roma and Travellers within the Council of Europe;
- co-operating with other international organisations involved with Roma and Roma-related issues, and in particular with the OSCE/ODIHR/Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues and with the European Commission;
- establishing working relations with Romani associations; and
- advising the Secretary General on policies and problems regarding Roma and Travellers.

Activity Reports

Summary Activity Report of the Coordinator, 2003-2005

Activity Report of the Coordinator, 2004

Activity Report of the Coordinator, 2003

Informal Contact Group Meeting

The Informal Contact Group was set up in 1999 during the Finnish presidency of the European Union and as a follow-up to the Tampere Summit on the situation of the Roma and other socially excluded groups in Europe. Its aim is to provide an informal framework for exchanging information and coordinating activities among international actors dealing with Roma, Sinti and Traveller issues. It meets every six months under the chairmanship of the country having the presidency of the European Union. The last meeting was held in December 2008, under the chairmanship of France. The following meeting reports are available:

French EU Presidency, Brussels, 5 December 2008

Slovenian EU Presidency, Brussels, 22 April 2008

Portuguese EU Presidency, Brussels, 17 December 2007

German EU Presidency, Brussels, 11 June 2007

Finnish EU Presidency, 19 December 2006

Austrian EU Presidency, 3 April 2006

United Kingdom EU Presidency, Brussels, 9 November 2005

Dutch EU Presidency, Brussels, 18 November 2004


Other Documents (in date order)

Report by the Coordinator on Evictions, November 2008

Report by the Coordinator on Evictions, April 2008

Memorandum on Forced Nomadism: A New Phenomenon, August 2007

Reply to PACE Recommendation 1708 (2005) from the Coordinator, 2005


Last update: April 2009