Policy & Publications
This section will help you to search for policy, publications and information on issues affecting Gypsies and Travellers. Use the filter on the left hand side to refine your search.
Having Somewhere to Live: Unauthorised Encampments and Local Authority Site Provision
A brief overview of the Caravan Counts and information on unauthorised encampments.Read more
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance General Policy Recommendation No. 13 on Combating anti-Gypsyism and Discrimination Against Roma
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance made a list of recommendations to the governments of member states of the Council of Europe regarding Roma and Gypsy treatment and inclusion. This list of recommendations was formally adopted in Strasbourg in June 2011.Access the resource
Council of Europe – Roma and Travellers
This page links to numerous European initiatives working on initiatives affecting Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. It includes the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance’s recommendations on combating anti-Gypsyism.Access the resource
Wake-up call for a giant: The EU must end discrimination against Roma
In April 2013, Amnesty International called for the European Union to sanction governments that are failing to tackle discrimination and violence against the estimated six million Roma in Europe.Access the resource
The UK Governments response to the EU Framework on National Roma Integration Strategies
Marc Willers and Owen Greenhall outline the insufficiency of the UK Governments response to National Roma Integration. This paper plots a timeline of when the Roma people were legally recognised as marginalised in Europe and the steps undertaken to counteract this. It then highlights the UKs insufficient response to promote Roma inclusion in this crucial time with the recent influx of members of new EU states into Britains borders.View the report
Resource Library – Publications produced by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has published a rich library of resources which touch on Roma health, education, poverty and employment in Europe.Access the resource
Using EU law to tackle anti-Roma discrimination by Marc Willers and Siobhan Lloyd, Part 2
Marc Willers and Siobhán Lloyd consider how Roma people have been able to address the discrimination they face and assert their rights at a European level. This article focuses on Roma experience of taking complaints to the European Court of Human Rights and the European Committee of Social Rights.View the report
Using EU law to tackle anti-Roma discrimination by Marc Willers and Siobhan Lloyd, Part 1
Marc Willers and Siobhán Lloyd consider how Roma peopel have been able to address the discrimination they face and assert their rights at a European level. This article focuses on Roma experience of taking complaints to the European Court of Human Rights and the European Committee of Social Rights.View the report
Roma Rights: An Overview
An overview of Roma rights and legal frameworks which can be used in the event of discrimination. This resource is extracted from ‘Using EU law to tackle anti-Roma discrimination by Marc Willers and Siobhin Lloyd.
Gypsies, Travellers and the Media: You Can Do Something!
This fantastic leaflet has been put together by a group of Gypsies and Travellers in Devon, working with Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council and Community Council of Devon.View the report
The Sun Apologises
In 2009, the Sun newspaper published an inaccurate article suggesting that a group of Gypsies had damaged a police helicopter which, it claimed, had been carrying out surveillance of an encampment. Emma Nuttall of FFT checked the facts with the police and discovered that, not only was there no evidence linking the damage to the helicopter with Gypsies but the police had not been carrying out surveillance of the site as the paper had claimed.Read more