The Alliance against Antigypsyism is an occasional coalition of organizations that promote equality of rights for Roma. The aim of the Alliance is to advance a better understanding of antigypsyism as the specific racism towards Roma, Sinti, Travellers and other groups that are routinely stigmatized as ‘gypsies’ in Europe’s public domain.

The Alliance against Antigypsyism acts as the publisher of the "Reference Paper on Antigypsyism", which proposes a working definition of antigypsyism. The rationale behind this paper is that the current lack of a common understanding of the scope, depth and implications of antigypsyism hinders the formulation of effective answers to tackle it. The reference paper in no way intends to conclude the debate about the nature and implications of antigypsyism, but aims to raise awareness of its characteristics and scope among a wider circle of policy and decision makers.

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Roma Rights Organisations respond to EU Inclusion Plans

Today, a coalition of more than fifteen Romani and anti-racism civil society organisations from across Europe called for the Council of the European Union, and governments of European countries, to make a clear commitment to the new proposals for post-2020 Roma Inclusion plans made by the European Commission in its communication to the European Parliament and Council yesterday.

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Book: Dimensions of Antigypsyism in Europe

What is antigypsyism and what are the different dimensions of this specific form of racism in Europe? How does it affect Roma and European society at large in various areas of life?

The book ‘Dimensions of Antigypsyism in Europe’, edited by Ismael Cortés Gómez and Markus End and published by the European Network against Racism and by the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, brings together a combination of academic and activist writing, based on practical experiences, to shed light on the multi-dimensional and complex phenomenon of antigypsyism. It uncovers how racialised discourses shape knowledge, policies, and racist practices and behaviours; analyses the role of European policies; and presents different case studies of structural discrimination against Roma in Europe.

Book: Dimensions of Antigypsyism in Europe

‘Dimensions of Antigypsyism in Europe’, published by ENAR & Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, sheds light on the complex and different dimensions.

A reference paper on antigypsyism

The document ‘Antigypsyism – a reference paper’ proposes a working definition of antigypsyism, that reflects a broad but systematic understanding of the phenomenon.

Combating antigypsyism in the post-2020 EU Roma Framework Recommendations

Policy Paper Developing measures to combat antigypsyism after 2020: Guidance for European and national stakeholders .

Policy Paper: Antigypsyism after 2020

With this paper, the Alliance offers recommendations to combat antigypsyism, which can help the policy makers to be comprehensive and make sure that no dimension or manifestation of antigypsyism is omitted.


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