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History and Commemoration

MAY 16 | ROMANI RESISTANCE DAY

On 16 May 2022, Romani communities across Europe will come together to mark the 78th anniversary of the Romani Uprising in Auschwitz. On that day in 1944, Roma prisoners of the so-called Zigeunerlager at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, having heard of the imminent liquidation of the camp, stood up against the Nazi guards armed with only hammers, pickaxes and shovels. As a result...

WEBINAR: Teaching the History of Minorities in Europe: the Case of Roma History

The discussion will be moderated by Ms Oana Taba, Project Manager within the Roma and Traveller Team of the Council of Europe. The event will be held online on 14 April 2022 between 16.00 and 17.30, in French and English.

ERIAC BARVALIPE ACADEMY ELECTS TWO MEMBERS TO SIT ON THE ERIAC BOARD

On January 26, 2022, the Barvalipe Academy of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) held its seventh meeting. This is the first meeting of the complete Barvalipe Academy with the members who were newly nominated by the Board and appointed by the General Assembly, following internal elections conducted in each of the...

SAFEGUARDING OUR ROMANI LANGUAGE – SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

  DUJTO INTERNACIONALO KONFERENCIA “LINDOS SAMA PAL AMARI ROMANI ČHIB” DIGITALO IVENTO ZOOM WEBINAR  Novembro 5, 2021 10.00-16.00h CET   Ando 5-to Novembro, kana si le Lumjako Dives pal i Romani Čhib, o Evropako Romano Instituto vaš Arte thaj Kultura (ERIAC) organizisarel i Dujto Internacionalo Konferencia „Lindos sama pal amari Romani Čhib”, ando parteneriato le...

Tajsa Prize 2021

The Tajsa Prize embodies the founding principles of ERIAC and the spirit of Roma history and cultural heritage while looking onwards, shaping and re-inventing forms of Roma cultural expressions for the next generations. The Prize aims to honor outstanding Roma individuals who are leading voices of the Roma cultural movement today. It seeks to encourage...

International Membership Engagement Initiative 2021

  The INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE, financed by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany (FFO) is an ERIAC initiative to build on the results of the international outreach projects 1-4, to facilitate and strengthen membership engagement. ERIAC conducts the international cultural outreach programs for the recognition and promotion of Roma arts and culture with the...

ERIAC Partners Mark Annual Day of Remembrance for Roma Holocaust Victims

At the European Institute of Arts and Culture (ERIAC), each year, we work together with our network of partners and members to commemorate Roma Holocaust Day, an annual day of remembrance for the Roma and Sinti victims of the Holocaust held on 2 August. The date marks the night in 1944 when 2,897 Roma, mostly...

ERIAC Serbia: “AND YOU GOD SURVIVED” – DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

  [SERBIAN; English below]   ROMI PAMTE 2. AVGUST 2021.  MEĐUNARODNI DAN SEĆANJA NA ROME ŽRTVE HOLOKAUSTA Obeležavaju: EVROPSKI ROMSKI INSTITUT ZA UMETNOST I KULTURU SRBIJA, FOND ZA OBRAZOVANJE ROMA I OPRE ROMA SRBIJA 17:00h – 18:30h Beograd, Majke Jevrosime 51, prizemlje   U noći između 2. i 3. avgusta 1944. godine oko 4.300 muškaraca,...

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES TO COMMEMORATE AUGUST 2 – International Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

The following initiatives and events are developed by ERIAC members and partners to commemorate the 2 August – International Roma Holocaust Memorial Day.   JULY 31 Seminar on 2 August – Intrernationl Holocaust memorial day seminar by Prof. Dr. Hristo Kyuchukov in Turkish, workshop by Dr. Biser AlekovRomani , Theater play by Nataliya Tsekova in...

OVERVIEW ON POETRY AND LITERATURE ON ROMA HOLOCAUST

Roma arts and culture have played an essential role in raising awareness of the fate of Sinti and Roma during the Holocaust. In particular, literature and poetry have conveyed compelling accounts of wartime trauma experienced by Sinti and Roma communities. Ahead of the August 2 commemorations, we have compiled a list of selected books on...