ERIAC Program

Projects, initiatives,
arts and culture events

Timea Junghaus and Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka of ERIAC attended the 16th CAHROM Meeting that took place at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg – France. During an exchange on Roma cultural inclusion and the role of arts and culture in fighting anti-gypsyism they discussed the work of the Institute and urged member states to commit to supporting Roma arts and culture.



The CAHROM (Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues) reviews the implementation of policies (national programmes and/or action plans) and identifies good practices of member States concerning Roma and Travellers, with a view to promoting implementation of relevant Council of Europe standards and contributing to the European database on policies/good practices for the integration of Roma and Travellers. By exchanging information, views and experience on member States’ policies and relevant measures for Roma and Travellers at a national, regional and local level it assists member States in the development and implementation of effective policies for Roma and Traveller integration, balancing the relevant standards and instruments of the Council of Europe and the specific situation in each member State.


the committee prepares recommendations, advice and opinions for the Committee of Ministers, including ad hoc opinions on emerging issues that require urgent attention. It draws up guidelines for the development and implementation of policies which promote the rights of the Roma and Travellers and keeps the situation of Roma and Travellers in member States under review.

CAHROM reports back to the Committee of Ministers and supports the implementation of relevant activities launched by the Council of Europe, particularly within the “Thematic Action Plan on the Inclusion of Roma and Travellers (2016-2019)”. it also follows its implementation.

Moreover CAHROM ensures co-operation and synergies with the work of other international organisations that are active in this area (i.e.the EU, the OSCE and relevant UN agencies)


ERIAC GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPOINTS 8 NEW MEMBERS TO THE BARVALIPE ACADEMY The FUEN Non-Kin-State Working group visits ERIAC Albania’s Roma Cultural Heritage – “ERIAC CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS NETWORK INITIATIVE” TIRANA EVENT Arts and Culture and Remembrance. A Croatian delegation visits ERIAC Stiftung EVZ´s “Latscho Diwes” programme at ERIAC The Shutka Lessons – “ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative” Skopje Event  Nicolae Gheorghe Memorial Event in ERIAC Exhibition opening  ‘Gypsyism Balkanism- Uniting peripheries’ by Sead Kazanxhiu and Selma Selman Venice – Presenting the FUTUROMA Curatorial Plan The Roma Pedagogy for Reconciliation – “ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative” Zagreb Event ERIAC at the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg ERIAC at the 16th CAHROM Meeting in Strasbourg Against the Grain – Arbeit und Leben visit ERIAC ERIAC at the 12th European Platform for Roma inclusion Call for Curator for the Roma Exhibition at the 58th Venice Contemporary Art Biennale in 2019 Hungarian civil society association ´Cselekvö közösség´ at ERIAC OSF Youth Community Fellows visit ERIAC „Re-Inventing Roma Inclusion” Symposium and “SUKAR” Exhibition during the UN General Assembly A delegation of the Norwegian Ministry for Local Government and Modernisation visits ERIAC Visit by Ms. Katherine Watson of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TM U) visits ERIAC FOREST. An exhibition on the narratability of Roma Trauma ERIAC Participates in the Debate at the Bundestag to Discuss Holocaust Commemoration Practices OSCE PA Seminar “Addressing potential ethnic conflicts through law and good practices” Romani Identities and Antigypsyism – CEU Summer School 2018 Endangered Heritage / Endangered Values. Debate at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Secretary General signs Memorandum of Understanding with European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture European Cultural Heritage Summit 2018 “Preserving and promoting Roma cultural heritage” The Power of Protest – Discussion at BOZAR ERIAC ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OPENING AND BARVALIPE ACADEMY ANNOUNCEMENTS Dr. Bernd Fabritius visits ERIAC Roma Spring: Art as Resistance Resilient Cultural Heritage and Communities in Europe ERIAC participates in the ASN Convention at Columbia University New Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Dunja Mijatović, visits ERIAC A ROMA POEM THAT SHOULD BE READ THIS MONTH U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon visits ERIAC “Hidden Roma Masterpieces” EVENING GALA AT THE MAXIM GORKI THEATRE: Outreach Grand Finale VISIONS FOR A NEW HUMANITY. GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK AND ROMA FEMINIST SCHOLARS CONTEMPLATE THE FUTURE Roma: contributions to the development of the Romanian state European roots of Roma Arts and Culture – Future Perspective of Roma and Sinti minority in Italy Reception hosted by Roma Integration 2020 and ERIAC for governmental officials “SAR DIČHOLA ROMAŇI KULTURA DUREDER” – The Future of Romani Culture THE FUTURE OF ROMA CULTURAL HERITAGE The Future of Roma History: Remembrance, Historical Justice and the Role of Roma Youth Déjame que te cuente / Allow me to explain Visit of Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth TRANSGRESSING THE PAST, SHAPING THE FUTURE Decolonizing the North, Stockholm, Royal Institute of Art -Konsthall C INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL OUTREACH PROGRAM “Collecting, Curating and Presenting Roma” Roma Art Label Exhibition ERIAC Launching Event