Gypsy Roma Traveller Leeds
The permanent site of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Communities
The Gypsy Council is involved in a wide spectrum of support and liaison work, supporting Gypsy families in planning applications and their fight for decent legal places to live. Read more about the organisation and maybe consider joining.
The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is pleased to announce the launch of its trilingual (English/ Macedonian/ International Romani) Romani project homepage:
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At present, the website focuses on the needs assessment funded by the Swedish International Cooperation Agency (Sida) and carried out by ECMI with Roms in the Republic of Macedonia in fall 2003. Among the highlights of the site is the possibility of downloading the 100+ page needs assessment report. More features will be added as ECMI implements follow-on activities based on the needs assessment in Macedonia and carries out additional needs assessments in neighbouring countries.
ECMI is one of Europe's leading expert institutions in the field of interethnic relations. Founded by the governments of Denmark, Germany and Schleswig-Holstein in 1997, the Centre has built up an impressive portfolio of research and action-oriented projects, particularly in relation to Balkans affairs. In addition to its headquarters staff of 15, based in Flensburg, Germany, it maintains three regional offices in the Balkans (Sarajevo, Prishtina and Skopje), and has recently opened a branch office in Tbilisi as well as a sub-office in the Javakheti region of Georgia. Through these offices the Centre has very successfully established projects that address interethnic conflict in an express and direct way.
These projects have been funded by an increasing number of foreign ministries, the EU, the Council of Europe and major foundations.
More information on ECMI projects can be found at
For additional information on ECMI's project activities with Romani populations in Europe, please, contact:
Department for Romani Integration,
European Centre for Minority Issues,
+ 49 (0) 461 14149 62
+ 49 (0) 461 14149 69
The European Commission has launched a new website dedicated to the Roma. It aims to provide information on the EU’s activities in support of the Roma, Gypsy and Traveller community across Europe.
The site is aimed at anyone interested in Roma affairs, from individuals to non-governmental organisations and government bodies. Users can access a range of information on the different policies, programmes and initiatives of the EU to promote social inclusion and combat discrimination against Roma.
A blog on Gyspies and Roma issues
A society for the advancement of Roma people in Australia. It produces quartley newsletters which can be downloaded from its Announcements and links page.
This is a good website covering mainly Central European. Some stunning photographs too.
RomNews Network Community is a site where you can search for Roma related newstories by country.
Another interesting site is concerned with a group of Roma Gypsies living in terrible conditions in Southern Romania.
The most visited Romani informational portal in Czech Republic
The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) is an international public interest law organisation engaging in a range of activities aimed at combating anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma, in particular strategic litigation, international advocacy, research and policy development, and training of Romani activists.
ERRC has published a human rights guide for Romani Activists.
European Roma Rights Center,
1386 Budapest 62,
Hungary, P.O. Box 906/93,
+36 1 4132200
+36 1 4132201
To hear some Romani songs, with the Soloist Gheorghe Sarau, please visit here. This site has mp3 files that you can listen to.
ERIO is an international NGO located in Brussels which strives towards the promotion of the rights of the Romani people and the improvement of their living conditions throughout Europe.
A new portal focusing on Anti-Gypsyism can be accessed from the same page. A number of newly published articles can be found there.
Avenue Edouard Lacomble 17,
0032 (0) 2733 34 62
0032 (0) 2733 38 75
RADOC, at present located mainly on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin in Calhoun Hall 420, is the largest collection of its kind in the world. It consists of over 25,000 books, monographs, bound articles, papers and letters, prints, transparencies, photographs, audio- and video-recorded material, framed and unframed prints and documents as well as many other non-media items.
There are plenty of research documents available on-line.
A society for the advancement of Roma people in Australia. They organise cultural events, exchange of information with Romani organisations in Europe, USA and Canada, interaction with Romanies worldwide, course of integration for Roma immigrants and presentations for Roma people in Australia. Visit the site to get quarterly newsletters and news of social gatherings.
The Roma originally came from the Indian subcontinent, which they left about a thousand years ago. They entered Europe in the 13th Century. When they arrived in Europe they were thought to be from Egypt and were called Egyptians, which is where the word "Gypsy" comes from.
There are now substantial Roma/Gypsy populations across the world.