Romeurope National Rights Collective
Roma, Manuch, Gitans, Gypsies, Traveling People.. and also Nomads, Romanichels.. Who are we talking about ? Which words should we use ?
The variety of names is a reflection of the diversity of these peoples, as well as the way in which they have been represented by the societies in which they have lived, according to historians, for more than 600 years.
National and European institutions have used administrative, political and ideological reasons, to assume that these social groups or communities (which are by the way extremely diverse) have identical behaviours or experience the same difficulties, as members of the same generic group (Roma, Tsigans).
21 february 2011 European Parliament Report