[inline: 1=Esma's photo] Esma Redzepova, the so-called « Queen of the Gypsies » is one of the amazing artists who co-operate with the Dosta! campaign for promoting a better understanding of Roma culture and the recognition of Roma as European citizens. Nominated for Nobel Prize for Peace in 2003, Esma was also the first Yugoslavian artist to act in Paris’ Olympia. Proud of her origins, Esma started singing when she was 13. Her marriage with a « gadjo », Mr. Stevo Teodosievski, was a scandal before becoming the symbol of the dialogue between the Roma community and the majority society.
[inline: 1=Commissioner's photo] Interview with Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: Q&A: ''Where Europe Has Failed These Europeans'' 17/10/2007 - IPS / Italy and USA Thomas Hammerberg was elected Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe in October 2005. He plays a crucial role in promoting implementation of the recommendations of the human rights system of the Council. The Council of Europe has 47 member states in the Europe region, and is the oldest organisation working for European integration.
Dosta! is a Council of Europe awareness raising campaign aimed at combating stereotypes and prejudices towards Roma. It was launched in several CoE member states in the framework of co-financed Council of Europe/European Union joint programmes. The Dosta! campaign has received financial support from the governments of Finland and Slovenia to cover both Dosta! activities and the website's design.