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National delegations

Official number
(last census)

Estimate figures
(source in footnotes)

Average estimate

Seats for the Forum1

Romania

535.000 (2002)

1.200.000 to 2.500.000

1.850.000

4

Bulgaria

370.908 (2001)

700.000 to 800.000

750.000

3

Spain

No data available

600.000 to 800.000

700.000

3

Hungary

190.046 (2001)

600.000 to 800.000

700.000

3

Turkey

No data available

300.000 to 700.000

500.000

2 (+1)

Serbia

140.237 (1991)2

400.000 to 500.000

450.000

3

Slovak Republic

89.920 (2001)

350.000 to 520.000

435.000

3

France

No data available

280.000 to 340.000

310.000

2

Russian Federation

182.617 (2002)

220.000 to 400.000

310.000

2

f.Y.R. Macedonia

43.707 (1994)

220.000 to 260.000

240.000

2

Czech Republic

32.903 (1991)

150.000 to 300.000

225.000

2

Greece

No data available

80.000 to 350.000

215.000

2

United Kingdom

4.096 (2001)3

90.000 to 300.000

195.000

2

Italy

No data available

Approx. 120.000

120.000

(2)

Germany

No data available

70.000 to 130.000

100.000

2

Ukraine

47.600 (2001)

50.000 to 120.000

85.000

1 (+1)

Moldova

12.280 (2004)

18.691 to 150.000

84.345

2

Moldova

11.571 (1989)

18.691 to 150.000

84.345

1

Albania

1.2614

10.000 to 120.000

65.000

1

Portugal

No data available

40.000 to 50.000

45.000

1

Sweden

No data available

40.000 to 50.0005

45.000

1

Poland

12,731(2002)

20.000 to 60.000

40.000

1

Bosnia&Herzegovina

8.864 (1991)

20.000 to 60.000

40.000

1

Ireland

24.000 (2002)

32.000 to 38.50064

35.250

1

Switzerland

-

Approx. 35.000

35.000

1

Croatia

9.463 (2001)

30.000 to 40.000

35.000

1

Belgium

No data available

20.000 to 30.000

25.000

1

Austria

No data available

20.000 to 25.000

22.500

1

Netherlands

-

5.000 to 40.000

22.500

1

Latvia

8,205 (2000)

13.000 to 15.000

14.000

1

Belarus

No data available

10.000

10.000

1

Finland

No data available

Approx. 10.000

10.000

1

Montenegro

3.282 (1991)

See footnote no.2

-

(1)

Slovenia

3.246 (2002)

7.000 to 10.000

8.500

1

Norway

No data available

2.300 to 11.0007

6.650

(1)

Denmark

No data available

1.000 to 10.000

5.500

1

Lithuania

2.570 (2001)

2.575 to 4.000

3.287

1

Georgia

1.744 (1989)

Over 2.000

2.000

(1)

Estonia

542 (2000)

1.000 to 1.500

1.250

(1)

Cyprus

No data available

Approx. 1.500

1.500

0

Luxembourg

No Roma/Travellers

100 to 500

300

0

Armenia

No Roma/Travellers

A few hundreds

0

0

Andorra

No Roma/Travellers

-

0

0

Azerbaijan

No Roma/Travellers

-

0

0

Iceland

No Roma/Travellers

-

0

0

Liechtenstein

No Roma/Travellers

-

0

0

Malta

No Roma/Travellers

-

0

0

Monaco

No Roma/Travellers

-

0

0

San Marino

No Roma/Travellers

-

0

0

Footnotes

For each country, please find below the source for the estimate number. In bold are the minimum and maximum figures used to calculate the average. In case estimate provided by official sources are higher than estimate provided by NGOs, the official source was privileged.

National delegations

Source for estimate number of Roma & Travellers

Estimate numbers

Romania

Note GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):

PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Framework Convention state report (1st cycle):
Research Institute for Quality of Life (2000):
Minority Rights Group (1997):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

1.200.000 to 2.200.000
1.500.000 to 2.000.000
1.500.000 to 2.000.000
1.452.700 to 1.588.552
up to 2.500.000
1.800.000 to 2.500.000

Bulgaria

Note GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
Note MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
Note PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Note J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
-
-
700.000 to 800.000

Spain

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Minority Rights Group (1995):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

600.000 to 650.000
650.000
-
700.000 to 800.000
650.000 to 800.000

Hungary

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Framework Convention state report (1st cycle):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

600.000
500.000 to 600.000
400.000 to 800.000
400.000 to 600.000
550.000 to 600.000

Turkey

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):
Publication Etudes Tsiganes no. 25 :

-
-
300.000 to 500.000
550.000 to 700.000

Serbia & Montenegro

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
400.000 to 450.000

Slovak Republic

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

350.000 to 380.000
official figure
420.000 to 500.000
480.000 to 520.000

France

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers (1994):

-
300.000
-
280.000 to 340.000

Russian Federation

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
official figure
-
220.000 to 400.000

f.Y.R. Macedonia

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
-
220.000 to 260.000

Czech Republic

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Minority Rights Group (1995):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

150.000 to 200.000
150.000 to 250.000
-
275.000
200.000 to 300.000

Greece

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):
Pan-Hellenic Union Federation of Greek Roma (2005):
Greek Helsinki Monitor:

-
80.000 to 150.000
160.000 to 200.000
120.000 to 200.000
300.000 to 350.000

United Kingdom

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Note J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
official figure
300.000
90.000 to 120.00

Italy

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
120.000
90.000 to 110.000

Germany

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Framework Convention state report (1st cycle):
Note J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

70.000
-
70.000
70.000
110.000 to 130.000

Ukraine

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Roma sources (Roma NGO Strategy, 2004) :
Note J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
-
80.000 to 120.000
50.000 to 60.000

Moldova

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Framework Convention state report (1st cycle):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):
Roma sources (NGO Roma of Moldova):

-
18.691
-
19.000
20.000 to 25.000
up to 150.000

Albania

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Minorities at Risk Project (Maryland, 1995):
ERRC report 1996, Minority Rights Group (1995):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
-
10.000 to 120.000
80.000 to 120.000
90.000 to 100.000

Portugal

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
-
40.000 to 50.000

Sweden

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

40.000 to 50.0008
40.000 to 50.000
40.000 to 50.000
15.000 to 20.000

Poland

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Framework Convention state report (1st cycle):
Minority Rights Group (1995):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

20.000
25.000 to 30.000
20.000 to 30.000
50.000 to 60.000
40.000 to 50.000

Bosnia&Herzegovina

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM report (1996):
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

20.000 to 50.000
50.000 to 60.000
40.000 to 50.000

Ireland

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Note J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

32.000 to 38.5009
26.000-26.500
-
22.000 to 28.000

Switzerland

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

35.00010
35.000
35.000
30.000 to 35.000

Croatia

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Note J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

Over 30.000
20.000 to 30.000
30.000 to 40.000

Belgium

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
20.000
25.000 to 30.000
10.000 to 15.000

Austria

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
20.000 to 25.000
20.000 to 25.000

Netherlands

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
5.000 to 6.000
35.000 to 40.000

Latvia

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):
Report from Latvian Centre for human rights and ethnic studies « The Situation of Roma in Latvia (2003) :

8.000
-
-
2.000 to 3.500

13.000 to 15.000

Finland

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

10.000
10.000
7.000 to 9.000

Slovenia

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

7.000 to 10.000
official figure
6.500 to 7.000
8.000 to 10.000

Norway

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

2.300 to 3.40011
11.000
2.300 to 3.400
500 to 1.000

Denmark

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

1.000 to 10.000
1.000 to 10.000
1.750
1.500 to 2.000

Lithuania

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
2.575
-
3.000 to 4.000

Georgia

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
Human Rights Information & Doc. Centre (2003) :
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
-
over 2.000
-

Estonia

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

-
official figure
-
1.000 to 1.500

Cyprus

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):

1.500
-
500 to 1.000

Luxembourg

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):
ENAR Alternative Report (2004) :

0
-
100 to 150
250 to 500

Armenia

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
MG-S-ROM (2003)1rev on Nomadic Populations:
PACE doc. 9397rev (2002) on Legal Status of Roma:
J.P. Liégeois “Roma, Gypsies, Travellers” (1994):
FCNM monitoring visit (2006):

0
0
0
-
a few hundreds

Andorra

GT-ROMS (2003)9 (estimate by officials):
P