2021-04-08 50th International Roma Day: Standing up for Recognition and Justice

On the occasion of the International Roma Day, we greet the Roma communities throughout the world. On 8th April 1971 Romani activists hold the First International Congress calling for a stronger awareness raising of the persecution faced by Sinti and Roma and for the demand of equal participation. This First Congress set a milestone for the civil rights movements of Sinti and Roma in Europe. Fifty years after, the Roma communities are facing an antigpysyism on the rise in form of hate crime, hate speech, forced evictions, racial profiling, school segregation and structural discrimination in our societies. We, the consortium members of the Project CHACHIPEN, call up to European institutions and members states for strengthening their efforts for combatting antigypsyism throughout Europe.

2020-12-02 Addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on minority ethnic communities

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

24 November 2020

Thanks to the organisers for this initiative. I am convinced that we must make this period a turning point for minority communities in societies across the world.

2020-09-29 Overdue action against racism by the European Union

Brussels 23 September 2020 - The European Coalition of Roma and pro-Roma organisations welcomes the adoption of an Action Plan against Racism by the European Commission, providing a framework to address structural racism in the EU, including antigypsyism.


2020-09-21 European Parliament adopts first-ever Resolution proposing a Roma EU legislation to combat antigypsyism and social exclusion of Roma

Brussels 21 September 2020: The Alliance against Antigypsyism welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of a resolution on the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies demanding for a legislative act for Roma equality, inclusion and participation and for combating antigypsyism, focusing on “fighting against poverty and antigypsyism, improving living and health conditions and combining targeted and mainstream approaches”.


2020-08-02 "75 years since liberation and a lesson unlearnt! Antigypsyism is still alive and present in our society"

On 2 August 1944, over 4,300 Sinti and Roma were murdered in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. They were taken during the night from their barracks to the gas chamber by SS guards, who only months earlier had been driven back by the fierce resistance of the Romani prisoners fighting with nothing but picks and shovels.


2020-05-20 Updates on the inclusion of Roma from Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Italy and Lithuania

This is an update from the Roma Civil Monitor project, which aims to contribute to strengthening the mechanisms for systematically monitoring the implementation of national Roma integration strategies by civil society.


2020-05-20 Roma Resistance Day

I have always thought that the survival of the Gypsy People is a miracle after so many centuries. We have not only suffered marginalization, but also a cruel persecution that finds its point of greatest gravity during the Second World War and the Nazi period.

2020-04-07 A Place for All – ERGO Network’s employment campaign

ERGO Network is launching its new campaign ‘A Place for All’, shedding light on the important role that employers play in supporting the employment of Roma and other ethnic minorities, as well as on the benefits that an inclusive workforce.

2020-04-01 European Semester: European Commission releases Winter Package What’s in it for Europe’s Roma?

On 26 February 2020, the European Commission published the so-called Winter Package, comprising the 28 Country Reports 2020 (including the United Kingdom), and the usual Communication on Country Reports, in the framework of the 2020 European Semester.


2020-02-10 Hell exists: Auschwitz-Birkenau

The Red Army was descending from Russia and, on 27th January 1945, arrived at the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. It was built by the Nazis, very close to Kraków in their polish territory and was the most efficient place for the mass extermination of those individuals, who racist criminals deemed should not survive. One and a half million innocent people are estimated to have been murdered in that haunting place.