Out of the 25 countries that have ratified the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML), 15 have officially recognised Romani as a minority language traditionally present on their territory. This is the highest number of ratifications for a single language under the Charter and it reflects, among others, the status of Romani as a European language.
The Fifth Dosta! Congress Prize has been awarded to four communities, rewarding their distinguished efforts for their participatory and innovative work in combating anti-Gypsyism and promoting the inclusion of Roma in political and social life. The 2015 laureates are Ghent (Belgium) for the First Prize, Kragujevac (Serbia) and Reggio Nell’Emilia (Italy) for the Second joint-Prize and Madrid (Spain) for the Third Prize. By this prize, the Dosta!
On 6 and 7 October 2015, the Council of Europe is organising together with the Government of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” the 5th International Review Conference of Roma Women in Skopje at the Hotel Holiday Inn.The Review Conference will be attended by more than 100 participants, including Roma women from 20 member States of the Council of Europe, political figures, government representatives and experts.
The second Roma Youth Conference organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe will be held during 19-22 October at the European Youth Centre Budapest. In 2011, the first Roma Youth Conference was organised by the Council of Europe, during which Roma youth people, youth leaders, members of international Roma youth networks and other international institutions defined the priorities for the Roma Youth Action Plan.