European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)


International Level
National level
Other Useful Publications

International Level 

Office of Coordinator for Roma/Gypsy Affairs
Secretariat-General, Council of Europe
F67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Tel: +33-388-412991
Fax: +33-388-412731

European Roma Rights Centre
PO Box 906/93, 1386 Budapest 62, Hungary
Tel: +36-1-413.2200
Fax: +36-1-413.2201

Adviser on Roma and Sinti Issues
Office for Democratic Institutions & Human Rights
Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Al. Ujazdowskie 19, 00-557 Warsaw, Poland
Tel: +48-22-520.06.00
Fax: +48-22-520.06.05

Roma Participation Programme
Open Society Institute
Pf. 519, H-1397 Budapest
Tel: +36-1-327.3855
Fax: +36-1-327.3841

National level 

Examples of specialist Roma Offices in Government, Roma Advisory bodies, and Roma NGOs that may be contacted in individual countries are given in the main text of this booklet.

Documents bringing together examples of good practice within individual countries also exist: for example on Romania, see Best Practices in Rroma Communities, by Mariea Ionescu and Sorin Cace, published by the Agency for Community Development 'Impreuna', Bucharest, 2000. See also the examples in Breaking the Vicious Circle, published by SPOLU International and the CEGA Foundation, Sofia 2000.

Other Useful Publications 

  • Activities on Roma/Gypsies, Newsletter of the Office of Coordinator for Roma/Gypsy Affairs, Council of Europe
  • Country Reports, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
  • Roma Rights, Newsletter of the European Roma Rights Centre
  • Report on the Situation of Roma and Sinti in the OSCE Area, High Commissioner on National Minorities, OSCE, 2000
  • Roma, Gypsies, Travellers, by Jean-Pierre Liégeois, Council of Europe Press, 1994
  • Roma/Gypsies: A European Minority, by Jean-Pierre Liégeois & Nicolae Gheorghe, Minority Rights Group International, 1995
  • Roma and the Transition in Central & Eastern Europe: Trends and Challenges, by Dena Ringold, World Bank, 2000
  • On the Margins: Roma and Public Services in Romania, Bulgaria & Macedonia, by Ina Zoon, OSI (NY), 2001
  • Roma and Statistics, Project on Ethnic Relations, 2000