Roma and Council of Europe
Following the adoption of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in 2010, this project supports the promotion of the values of human rights, democracy and the rule of law through education in the States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, and data collection, analysis and ongoing dialogue among the key actors.
"Dosta", a Romani word meaning "enough", is an awareness raising campaign which aims at bringing non-Roma closer to Roma citizens. "Dosta" means that we want to stop prejudices and stereotypes not by denouncing them but by breaking them, showing who the Roma really are. They are not perfect, of course, but "who is?". What is sure is that Roma are European citizens: they form a group of about 10 million people and can be found in almost all Council of Europe member states; in some Central and Eastern European countries, they represent over 5% of the population.
The European Training Programme for Roma Mediators (ROMED) aims to reinforce mediators' skills to facilitate communication and cooperation between Roma and public institution especially schools, health services and employment offices.
ROMACT aims to improve the responsiveness and accountability of local authorities, particularly elected officials and senior civil servants, towards marginalised Roma communities. It focuses on generating long-term sustained political commitment which will impel sustainable plans and measures for Roma inclusion.
The Roma Youth Action Plan is a response of the Council of Europe to challenges faced by Roma young people in Europe, particularly in relation to their empowerment, participation in policy decision-making processes and structures at European level, and multiple realities of discrimination.