Young Roma and Traveller women of today are the leaders and influencers of tomorrow

15 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

Making progress towards greater inclusion of Roma and Traveller women and girls is not only a human rights imperative, it is a key component of how countries can respond to the challenges they face. Mainstream society and states need to see young Roma and Traveller women and girls not as a threat...

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The defence of Roma children’s rights discussed in the Council of Europe 13th Dialogue Meeting with Roma and Traveller civil society

10-11 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 10-11 May 2022, the Council of Europe held its 13th Dialogue Meeting with Roma and Traveller civil society in Strasbourg in hybrid format, focusing on the topic of defending the rights of the Roma and Traveller children. The meeting brought together 55 representatives of different Roma and...

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Teaching the History of Minorities in Europe : the Case of Roma History – Webinar Report

14 April 2022 online

Co-organised by the Observatory on History Teaching in Europe and the Roma and Travellers Team of the Council of Europe, the webinar on “Teaching the History of Minorities in Europe : the Case of Roma History” brought together some 60 participants online and was lauded for the rich contribution...

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Publication of the 2nd edition of the Toolkit for Police Officers

8 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

The 2nd edition of the Toolkit for Police Officers has just been published by the Council of Europe’s Roma and Travellers Team. The Toolkit focuses on Council of Europe standards on racially motivated crimes and non-discrimination of Roma and Travellers. This 2nd edition includes interactive...

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Online meeting on needs of Roma community during the war

Roma from Ukraine, we hear you!

4 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 1 April 2022 the Council of Europe’s Roma and Travellers Team and the No Hate Speech and Cooperation Unit organised an online consultation meeting with Roma NGOs active in Ukraine. Despite the difficult conditions civil society activists are facing, especially in active war zones in the...

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13th meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society on “Defending the rights of Roma and Traveller children”

Call for applications to participate in the 13th meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society

1 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

Romani version / Concept note The 13th meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society (concept note) is scheduled to take place on 10-11 May 2022 in hybrid format/online via the KUDO conferencing system. Physical participation is subject to travel, public health...

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Call for proposals for grants for the organisation of Roma Political Schools - Deadline 18 April 2022

22 March 2022 Strasbourg

This call for proposals is launched in the framework of the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion (2020 2025) Priority 5.2. Support democratic governance and promote public trust and accountability. It aims to co-fund national projects aimed at fostering the...

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Videos for the International Women’s Day

8 March 2022 Strasbourg, France

Marking International Women’s Day, the Roma and Traveller Team of the Council of Europe publishes four videos showcasing women's empowerment resulting from the implementation of the Joint EU-CoE Programme: "Roma Women’s Access to Justice" – JUSTROM. While this is a day to celebrate women’s...

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The participation of the Russian Federation in the CDADI and subordinate bodies suspended

3 March 2022 Strasbourg

On 2 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers adopted the Resolution CM/Res(2022)1 on legal and financial consequences of the suspension of the Russian Federation from its rights of representation in the Council of Europe, confirming its decision on the situation in Ukraine of 25 February 2022...

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Roma Political School in Albania

12 December 2021 Strasbourg

The first edition of the Roma Political School in Albania was successfully completed by 21 Roma and non-Roma young people. The comprehensive and intensive programme included training modules varying from the rule of law and political systems to advocacy and activism as well as political...

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