The International Gipsy Festival is a Tilburg festival focused on the art and culture of the Roma and Sinti community. The first International Gipsy Festival took place in 1997, at various locations in Tilburg. Since 2003 the festival has moved to the Interpolis garden. The gipsy festival is known for its efforts to break new ground. Each year it offers a variety of musical surprises and unusual combinations. The gipsy genre is widely interpreted.
On 27 May 2015 the 9th Meeting of the Ad-Hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM) will start in Strasbourg, where over 120 participants confirmed attendance, including national experts from 41 member States, different CoE bodies, and representatives from EU Institutions, International Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations.On that occasion, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe will address the inter-governmental committee dealing with Roma issues to exchange with its members his proposed agenda and priorities for Roma inclusion for the years 2015-2019, including