The Roma Pride is a mobilization both political and cultural, intended to denounce racism and racial
discriminations, particularly faced by Roma people all over the continent, and to have the diversity of
the Roma cultures better known.
The Roma Pride is a call for dignity, for equal rights and equal enjoyment of rights of all individuals living
in Europe and it is completely in line with the Dosta! Campaign
The third edition of Roma Pride (during October 2013) will associate and promote the Council of Europe
The Ad hoc Committee of experts on Roma issues (CAHROM) heard at its 5th meeting (Strasbourg, 14-16 May 2013) presentations from Lithuania and Spain about recent national launches of the Council of Europe Dosta! campaign (on 8 and 9 April 2013 respectively) and planned activities in these countries. The Committee took note of the intention of the Slovak Republic to launch Dosta! in the near future and of the interest in the Dosta! campaign and its material expressed by Belgium and France.
The joint official launch of the DOSTA! Campaign of the Council of Europe, coorganised with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ministry of External Affairs and Cooperation, National Council of Roma Community and Secretariado Gitano Foundation took place on 9 April 2013, in Madrid, in the premises of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. DOSTA! means “enough” in the variant of the Romaní language spoken in the Balkans where the campaign was first initiated.
The launch of the campaign took place on Monday, on the 8 of April 2013, in the Ministry of culture and Public Theater in Vilnius. The date was chosen to commemorate the International Roma Day. The resident diplomats and representatives of the Council of Europe, representatives of non-governmental organizations participated in the events in Lithuania.