During the Meeting of anti-racists of Europe, organised by several Roma and Sinti NGOs and UNAR
(Italian National Office for anti-discrimination), that took place in Bolzano from 2-6 June 2010,
the CoE Dosta! campaign was presented to the audience coming from numerous European countries.
The meeting is part of a wider range of activities organised by UNAR within the framework of Dosta! campaign in Italy.
On 27-29 May 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Art for the World presented an avant-premiere of 5 short films from the long feature
"Then and Now: Beyond Borders and Differences", among which the short movie "Chimeres absentes" by Ms Fanny Ardant, a patron of
the CoE Dosta! campaign. The movie presents the problems of exclusion of Roma children from schools.
The programme of the event is available here.
The international specialist workshop organised within the Presidency of the Slovak Republic
of the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 entitled "Programmes supporting social inclusion
of the disadvantaged population groups" took place in Bratislava on 17-18 May 2010. The speech
of Ms Louiza Kyriakaki, a Chair of the MG-S-ROM is available here.
Italian NGO Opera Nomadi in cooperation with the Italian Society for the Migration Medicine, as well as different labour organisations from Italy,
is organising the 12th National Seminar on the situation of Roma and Sinti in the big cities in Italy. The Seminar will take place from 13-15 May in Rome.
Programme is available herePublished May 7
On May 12, the Embassy of France in Sofia organizes a seminar at the French Institute called “Roma in Bulgaria: integration and migrations”.
There will be two round-tables on Roma issues - the school education of Roma children in Bulgaria, and Roma migrations
in European Union. Programme is available here Published May 6 | Read more
During the month of May, the Embassies of Italy, France, Finland and Hungary
- with the support of the Embassy of Spain, in its capacity as representative of the country
holding the rotating Presidency of the European Union, and the other European Union Embassies
in Sofia - will promote the initiative “The World is Colourful”, launched by the Roma Fashion Foundation.
Published May 6 10 | Read more
Filming of the "Chimères Absentes" (Departed Dreams)(a part of the Art for the World project), by internationally acclaimed actor and film director
Fanny Ardant, has been finished on 5 May 2010 in Rome. The short-movie tells the story of a Roma child facing discrimination.
It is associated to Dosta! campaign of the Council of Europe seeking to overcome the prejudice and stereotypes regarding Roma people
and Mrs Ardant recently became an official patron of Dosta! campaign. Published May 7 10 | Press release available
On the occasion of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, Spain intends to promote the inclusion policies
for the Roma population. Therefore, the II European Roma Summit had a special relevance, which motto is
Promoting Policies in Favour of the Roma. The Summit was held in Córdoba on the 8th and 9th of April,
coinciding with the commemoration of the International Roma day. Joint statement by the Trio Presidency (Spain, Belgium, Hungary) on the occasion of the second Roma Summit
can be found here.
On the occasion of the International Roma Day (8 April), the Roma and Travellers Division
invited all colleagues to assist at the inauguration of the photo exhibition "Enfances Tziganes"
and the drawings by Ukrainian children made in the context of the Dosta! campaign
in Agora building, on the 31 March 2010.
The inauguration of the exhibition took place with the presence of the Deputy Secretary General,
Mrs. Maud de Boer -Buquicchio, H.E. Ambassador Irma Ertman, Permanent Representative of Finland,
Ms. Natalia Shakuro, Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine, and the Permanent Representation of France.
The speech of the Deputy Secretary General is available here, while the photos taken by the MADEOS images are available here.
Prior to the inauguration, colleagues watched the movie "Me, my Gypsy family and Woody Allen"
directed by a young Roma director, Ms Laura Halilovic.
The 29th meeting of the Committee of Experts on Roma
and Travellers (MG-S-ROM) took place in Strasborg, from 25 - 26 March 2010.
List of decisions
International conference on Ethnic minority media - An alternative self-representation
was organised by the EU Excellence Team MINORITYMEDIA (University of Poitiers) together
with the research centre MIGRINTER on 18-19 March 2010 in Poitiers. During the Conference
58 communication papers were presented into 11 parallel sessions and tackled issues like the
Ethnic minority media in the journalistic field, the ethnic minority media in history and some others.
During the conference Dosta! campaign was presented to the participants.
Programme of the Conference is available here.
The Fifth Plenary Assembly of the European Roma and Travellers Forum
was held on 24-26 February 2010 in Strasbourg.
A short commemoration ceremony for the victims of Roma Holocaust was held in front of the Council of Europe.
A meeting of the Informal Contact Group of Intergovernmental
Organisations and Institutions on Roma, Sinti and Traveller
Issues was held under the Spanish Presidency of the European
Union, on 10 February 2010 in Brussels. Draft Meeting report
The second international conference of Roma Women, entitled “I am a European Roma Woman” took place in Athens on 11-12 January 2010.
It was opened by the Ministry of Interior,
Decentralization & E-Government, Secretary General of Migration Policy, Mr Andreas Takis
and the Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General, Mrs Maud de Boer-Buquicchio,
and was addressed by the Swedish Minister for Integration and Gender Equality, Mrs Nyamko Sabuni.
During the conference Roma women from 30 countries tackled the issues of negative perceptions of Roma women in the media, harmful practices
such as early marriages and forced sterilisation and entrepreneurship and economic empowerment of Roma women.
The final Declaration of the Conference is available here.
International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Conference, Cape Town 2009 - Sterilisation and Informed Consent: Global Legal Challenges and the Way Forward.
Human rights campaigners have called on doctors to stop the “forced sterilisation” of Roma women during an address to a medical conference in South Africa.
The Dosta! campaign is inviting schools from Ukraine and Moldova to participate in a competition called “music against stereotypes” : set your mind in motion and make a creative song (music & lyrics) breaking down stereotypes and prejudices against Roma.
We are deeply saddened to inform you that Claudio Marta, Italian member of the Committee of Experts on Roma and Travellers (MG-S-ROM) and Professor of Anthropology and Interethnic Relations at the University of Napoli "L'Orientale", has died. Claudio was very passionate about his work and was involved in many issues, including those concerning Roma, Sinti and Travellers, anthropological and social research, human rights, the fight against racism, and intolerance. Claudio’s contribution to the work of the MG-S-ROM, of which he was a former Vice-Chair, was invaluable and his dynamic presence and vibrant personality will be sorely missed. The Roma and Travellers Division and MG-S-ROM offer our sincere condolences to his family at this time.
The Abridged Report, Annotated Agenda and List of Participants of the 26th Meeting of the Committee of Experts on Roma and Travellers (MG-S-ROM), which took place in The Hague, Netherlands, from 5-7 November 2008, are available here.
Formation sur la Convention Européenne des Droits de l’Homme pour des personnes apportant une assistance juridique aux Roms et aux Gens du voyage, 28 Avril 2008, Cour Europénne des Droits de l’Homme, Strasbourg (only available in French)
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, 154, 4.3.2008 Press release issued by the Registrar
CHAMBER JUDGMENT STOICA v. ROMANIA
The European Court of Human Rights has today notified in writing its Chamber judgment in the case of Stoica v. Romania (application no. 42722/02).
The Court held unanimously that there had been:
• a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of
the European Convention on Human Rights concerning the applicant’s
allegation of ill-treatment by the police;
• a violation of Article 3 of the Convention concerning the lack of an effective
• no violation of Article 13 (right to an effective remedy); and,
• a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) taken in conjunction
with Article 3.
Go to the press release
Youth Video Project Plementina, August-November 2007: Activity Report
ACTIVITY REPORT: « All different, all equal » - Summer camp and Roma Youth Festival, 20-26 August 2007, Ohrid (Under the patronage of Mr. Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe)
ROMA YOUTH – SITUATION AND PERSPECTIVES, 10 YEARS AFTER THE RAXI CAMPAIGN, June 2005
Stockholm to host international conference on Romani women’s rights (Press release)
Prize for Municipalities and Launching of the CD: Music Beyond Prejudice, 20 November 2007
Equal Rights and Treatment for Roma in South Eastern Europe: Manual on the Project Management Methodology
Dosta! campaign newsletter third issue
Evaluation of the impact of the two previous joint programmes “Council of Europe/OSCE-ODIHR/EC “Roma under the Stability Pact I” and “European Commission/Council of Europe/OSCE-ODIHR Project “Roma under the Stability Pact II”, May 2007
Evaluation Report of the joint Council of Europe/European Commission projects: Roma under the Stability Pact I and II in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”
Dosta! campaign video-interview to Mr. Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights
Dosta! Campaign video interview to Mr. Terry Davis, Council of Europe Secretary General
Tool for fighting stereotypes
How to campaign
Download the leaflet of the Roma and Travellers Division (PDF)
Glossary on Roma and Travellers available through our website
Dosta! campaign TV spots now available on-line
The situation of Roma School Mediators and Assistants in Europe, 2006
Fortnight of Roma Cinema, Strasbourg
International Day of Tolerance : statement by CoE leaders
Council of Europe Training Roma to combat human trafficking
Dosta! Video competition: Tony Gatlif President of the Jury
Council of Europe to raise awareness on Roma in Southern Eastern Europe, The International Herald Tribune
Council of Europe Roma rights conference to feature key Albanian government support, Press release
Week on Romaphobia, Strasbourg
Open day at Council of Europe: Dosta! campaign is among the protagonists of this event!
Our calendar of activities is updated
Interview with Ms Livia Jaroka, European Parliament member, on Dosta! campaign
Interview with the Commissioner of Human Rights on Dosta! campaign (In English)
Dosta campaign website is now available!!! Visit it at: www.dosta.org
10th Study session for lawyers: Programme, poster, moot trial exercice, opening speech by Mrs. Maria Ochoa Llidò
List of new documents online:
International Confrence on the Implementation and Harmonization of National Policies on Roma, Sinti and Travellers “Guidelines for a Common Vision”, Bucharest, 4 and 5 May 2006
Roma access to social services, 2006
Housing for Roma in Central and Eastern Europe: Facts and proposals; May 2006
Roma Rights, Racial Discrimination and ESC Rights: a document prepared by Mr. Claude Cahn, Programme Director of the European Roma Rights Center, 2005
Housing Policy in the Slovak Republik: presentation by Ms Klára Orgovánová – Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Government for Roma Community, May 2006
Enhancing the employability of the disadvantaged job applicants at the labour market in Slovak Republik: May 2006
Pilot Project of the Police Specialists for the Work with Communities, May 2006
European Roma Law enforcement initiative, May 2006
Roma in the latest Social Cohesion Newsletter
8 April: International Roma Day. Statement by Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General, Mrs. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio
"Europeans must learn more about Roma": Statement by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of the International Roma Day
Awareness raising campaign on Roma: we look for trainees! Within the framework of Dosta Awareness raising campaign we are looking for trainees who are studying or have experience in communication techniques and new technologies. The traineeships are not remunerated but they offer the opportunity of having a first contact with an international organization, to know how it works and to contribute to the developpment of the Campaign. Send your CV and a letter of motivation to: Eleni.Tsetsekou@coe.int
Awareness raising campaign: “Equal Rights and treatment for Roma: DOSTA”
The situation of Roma School Mediators and Assistants in Europe, 2006, Document prepared by DGIV Education
A CoE delegation is interested in the position of Roma in Gjilan, Kosovo (from ZERI newspaper, 3 March 2006)
Human Rights Commissioner: Final report on the human rights situation of the Roma, Sinti and Travellers in Europe, 15 February 2006
Les Roms, premières cibles du racisme en Roumanie: publication d'un rapport de l'ECRI, 21/02/2006 (only in French)
Press release issued by the Registrar, CHAMBER JUDGMENT D.H. AND OTHERS v. THE CZECH REPUBLIC, 7.2.2006
10th study session for persons involved in providing legal assistance to Roma and Traveller communities
Council of Europe Secretary General marks the Holocaust Remembrance Day
Strasbourg, 26 January 2006 – “we need deeds, not words” declared Terry Davis on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “61 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Europe is not yet free of racism, anti-Semitism, prejudice against Roma or homophobia. If anything, it has added new forms of intolerance such as Islamophobia and to this shameful list”
“The fight against all forms of discrimination is one of the key priorities of the Council of Europe. Our legal instruments, monitoring mechanisms and awareness-raising campaigns are tools to tackle all forms of this evil” concluded the Secretary General.
First Roma and Travellers Forum Plenary Assembly to be held at Council of Europe from 13 to 15 December: Press release
CHAMBER JUDGMENT BEKOS AND KOUTROPOULOS v. GREECE, Press release issued by the Registrar, 13.12.2005
The International Conference on the Implementation of Policies/Action Plans for Roma, Sinti and Travellers, and Measures Against the Anti-Gypsyism Phenomenon in Europe took place in Warsaw on 20-21 October 2005. The Conference was jointly organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia as the Chair-in-Office of the OSCE in 2005, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior and Administration of Poland, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE-ODIHR), the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) and the Council of Europe. Some of the main documents of this conference are available in our "Thematic Reports and Documentation" session, under "Discrimination".
Joint UNHCR/Council of Europe workshop on "Access to Human Rights, including Social and Economic Rights, for Refugees, IDPs and Minority Groups in Serbia and Montenegro", Belgrade, 18-19 October 2005. The working documents are available in our "Thematic Reports and Documentation" session, under "Refugees".