Introduction

Following the success of the previous editions (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017), the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, as part of its ongoing work to strengthen the role of local and regional authorities in assisting with the inclusion and protecting the rights of Roma and Travellers, will once again partner with the Roma and Travellers Team under the Dosta! campaign. 

The Dosta!-Congress Prize is awarded every two years to three municipalities from Council of Europe member states that have implemented innovative and creative initiatives to effectively ensure the long-term integration of the Roma and Traveller communities within their borders, while respecting the diversity of these communities and ensuring their active participation in democratic life.

The top three projects will receive the Dosta!-Congress Prize for Municipalities during a ceremony organised on the occasion of the Congress’ 37th Plenary Session which will take place at the headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 29-31 October 2019.
 

 Brochure: 10th Anniversary of the Dosta! Congress Prize for Municipalities. 10 years, 6 award ceremony, over 100 applications, 1 goal
 

Prize for Municipalities - Call for Participation

The competition for the 7th edition of the Dosta!-Congress Prize for Municipalities is already open to municipalities/local authorities from Council of Europe member states who have run projects in 2017 and 2018 targeting Roma and/or Travellers, whether they be nationals or more recent migrants.
 

Criteria for participation

Local authorities should be the main stakeholders of the initiative. Projects should be innovative in their field of action and be transferable as a model of good practice for implementation by municipalities elsewhere.

In addition, submitted projects or initiatives should fulfil at least two of the following criteria:

  • Raise, directly or indirectly, public awareness on Roma and/or Travellers and their culture and history in order to combat stereotypes and prejudice (through the media, educational systems and institutions, and local authorities)
  • Improve the effective access of Roma and/or Travellers to social and cultural rights (in particular through education)
  • Promote intercultural and inter-ethnic dialogue
  • Promote diversity in community life
  • Promote active democratic participation
     

When and how to apply?

Applications must be submitted by using one of the following methods:

Applications should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Proof of budgetary allocation from the local authority and
  • Proof of active participation of Roma and/or Travellers communities in the targeted activities

Applications by post shoud be sent to:

Mr Tobias MAYR
Secretariat of the Alliance of Cities and Regions for the Inclusion of Roma and Travellers
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France

For any clarification, contact the Alliance Secretariat

The deadline for submission of applications is 30 June 2019.

Videos Videos

6th Dosta! Congress Prize: Interview with Ioulia Triantafyllou , Social Worker and Coordinator at Roma Support Office of Volos (Greece)


Year : 2017
Country : France (Strasbourg)
Language : Greek


5th Dosta! Congress Prize: Interview with Erika MIKOVA and Olivier CLAUW, City of Ghent (Belgium) - 1st place


Year : 2016
Country : France (Strasbourg)
Language : English


5th Dosta! Congress Prize: Interview with Chiara BERTOZZI, City of Reggio nell’ Emilia (Italy) – 2nd place


Year : 2016
Country : France (Strasbourg)
Language : English


5th Dosta! Congress Prize: Statement by Edis DURGUTOVIC, City of Kragujevac (Serbia) – 2nd place (ex-aequo)


Year : 2016
Country : France (Strasbourg)
Language : Serbian


5th Dosta! Congress Prize: Statement by Carlota SANTIAGO CAMACHO, City of Madrid (Spain) – 3rd place


Year : 2016
Country : France (Strasbourg)
Language : Spanish

Secretariat Secretariat

Mr Tobias Mayr

European Alliance of Cities and Regions for the Inclusion of Roma and Travellers

 Contact by e-mail

 + 33 (0)3 88 41 3228

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The Jury The Jury

The Council of Europe’s Roma and Travellers Team in cooperation with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the European Roma and Travellers Forum based in Strasbourg, will be responsible for shortlisting the submitted projects/initiatives. Checks on the shortlisted projects are also planned.

Award winners will then be nominated by an international jury composed of personalities in charge of issues relating to Roma and Travellers, as well as Roma representatives.