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15-16 May 2018

5th OPRE Meeting

31 May 2018 Strasbourg

The 5th OPRE Platform was collaborately organised with the 6th CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET Collaborative Platform on Social and Economic Rights (“4Social Rights Platform”) which was hosted by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in Belfast 15-16 May 2018. The 1st Joint Meeting of the 4Social...

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5th Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society

4 May 2017 Strasbourg

The 5th Dialogue meeting will concentrate on the issue of Roma and Traveller political participation with the aims of a) prioritising and giving visibility to the rights of Roma and Travellers to active political and public participation, b) highlighting the issue of political participation as a...

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24-26 April Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)

CAHROM Thematic visit on enhancing the effective realization of Roma children’s compulsory school

19 April 2018 Strasbourg

Members of the Ad hoc Committee of experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) from the Republic of Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine will meet in Chisinau at the invitation of Moldovan authorities to discuss compulsory schooling for Roma...

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Council of Europe contributes to EU Roma Week 2018

13 april 2018 Strasbourg

On 10 April, upon invitation by Benedek Javor MEP, Thorsten Afflerbach, Head of Division for the Roma and Travellers Team, addressed the participants of the event “From quality education to decent employment”. In the Panel “Access to decent employment”, moderated by Terry Reintke MEP, he...

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8 April, International Roma Day: Statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

headline 6 April 2018 Strasbourg

In a statement ahead of the International Roma Day marked on 8 April, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland urges European political parties to sign a pledge to improve the political representation of Roma and Traveller women. "Over 12 million Roma and Travellers live in Council...

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8 April, International Roma Day: Statement by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

6 April 2018 Strasbourg

In a statement ahead of the International Roma Day marked on 8 April, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland urges European political parties to sign a pledge to improve the political representation of Roma and Traveller women. "Over 12 million Roma and Travellers live in Council...

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‘Living narratives – come and meet the Roma!’

LIVING LIBRARY

4 April 2018 Strasbourg

The Roma and Travellers Team is inviting members of staff and of the Permanent Representations to be swept up in a collection of enthralling stories, even without picking up a book. On Monday 9 April 2018, the Roma and Travellers Team proudly presents a variety of Roma living books entitled...

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European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC)

'Hidden Roma Masterpieces' an exhibition of masterpieces of Roma contemporary art

headline 20 March 2017 Strasbourg

Strasbourg. The exhibition “Hidden Roma Masterpieces”, curated by the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) and jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, took place in the Palais de l’Europe on 13 March 2018. The exhibition presented a selection of...

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CAHROM thematic visit on Roma and Traveller’s access to justice (with a focus on women)

headline 14 March 2018 Strasbourg

Experts of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) from Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Spain will meet in Helsinki (Finland), on 21-23 March 2018, to exchange with the national coordinators of the joint Programme “JUSTROM” of the Council of...

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CAHROM thematic visit on the teaching of Roma history, including Roma Holocaust, in the textbooks and school curricula

headline 14 March 2018 Strasbourg

Experts of the Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM), representing the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and the Slovak Republic met in Košice (Slovak Republic) on 7-9 November 2017 to discuss the presence of Roma history and culture in...

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International Women’s Day

Empowering Roma and Traveller women and girls to access leadership positions is the key towards inclusion

headline 7 March 2018 Strasbourg

When it comes to Roma and/or Traveller women, the percentage of women in elected positions both at national and European levels is close to zero compared to the total estimated Roma and Traveller population. The Council of Europe has for years observed that women are change makers and empowering...

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CAHROM study visit on the topic of forced marriage

headline 27 November 2017 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (24 November), the Roma and Travellers Team of the Council of Europe is pleased to announce that a study visit of experts from Albania, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania will...

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Roma recognized as a National Minority in Albania

headline 17 November 2017 Strasbourg

Roma in Albania are officially recognized as a national minority according to law No.96/2017 on the “Protection of National Minorities in the Republic of Albania”, which was adopted on 13 October 2017 by the Albanian parliament. Following several advocacy initiatives, debates, public hearings and...

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16-17 November 2017

Meeting on Roma Inclusion in Kyiv

headline 15 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Ukrainian Alliance for Roma Inclusion will meet in Kiev on Thursday, 16 and Friday, 17 November 2017 to discuss initiatives on how to improve the inclusion of Roma at local level and regional level. The meeting will be organized by the Roma and Travellers Team of the Council of Europe in...

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14th Meeting of the Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM)

30 October 2017 Strasbourg

On 23 October 2017, the 14th Meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) took place in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Over 90 participants participated, including national experts from 36 member States, various CoE bodies, and representatives from...

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Training of the staff of the female prison of Sliven, Bulgaria

headline 6 November 2017 Strasbourg

From 31 October to 2 November 2017, the Roma and Travellers Team organised training for 25 staff members of the sole female prison in Bulgaria. The training provided an overview of various penitentiary systems in Europe, ways of tackling non-discrimination, LGBT-phobia and anti-gypsyism. The...

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Council of Europe pledge to promote gender equality for Roma and Traveller women in politics

6 November 2017 Strasbourg

Participants attending a Council of Europe conference on Roma and Travellers are pledging to promote gender equality for Roma and Traveller women in politics. The Council of Europe pledge takes into account that electoral quotas are often an effective means of achieving significant, rapid...

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The Winners of the 6th “Dosta! Congress Prize for Municipalities’’ focused on education and youth

headline 19 October 2017 Strasbourg

Today, the Turkish municipality of Şişli won the 6th “Dosta! Congress Prize for Municipalities”, for a project aiming at revising anti-discrimination policies and measures through a holistic approach involving Roma and non-Roma participation. The “Dosta! Congress Prize for Municipalities”...

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Open Call for the 6th Roma Women Conference

headline 20 September 2017 Strasbourg

SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ROMA[1] WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 6-7 November 2017 Strasbourg, France Since 2003, the Roma Women’s conferences have provided the opportunity for Roma women to address, on the international stage, the...

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Raoul Wallenberg prize 2018

headline 19 September 2017 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2018 Since 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize is awarded every two years in order to reward extraordinary humanitarian achievements by a single individual, a group of individuals or an organisation. The prize consisting of 10 000 € will be...

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