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The 2011 EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, commonly referred to as the EU Roma Framework, have set ambitious goals up to 2020 to close the gap between Roma and non-Roma in the key policy areas of education, employment, housing, and health, as well as to protect Roma against discrimination. While some progress has been made, evidence shows that the EU Roma Framework failed to achieve substantial impact in all policy areas, including the field of non-discrimination. Now as the EU Roma Framework 2020 is coming to a close, conclusions are being drawn to imagine an improved EU-Roma strategy post-2020.

 

The Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) prepared a report “POST-2020 EU ROMA STRATEGY: THE WAY FORWARD” serving as a critical analysis of the EU Roma Framework, providing recommendations for the EC on the way forward. Thanks to contributions of seven OSF programs and counting with contributions of key Roma organizations, the report recommends that the next EU Roma Framework upgrade to a fully-fledged strategy, and make the goals in the four policy areas more concrete and realistic to achieve. The paper also argues that the EC should make the next EU Roma Strategy obligatory for member states and put the fight against Antigypsyism at the forefront of every policy area.

 

ERIAC was among one of the contributors to the report, providing essential feedback to the post-2020 future of the Framework, highlighting the need for the new policy strategy to include the field of arts and culture as one of the priority areas. Based on ERIAC’s expertise, the social inclusion of Roma will never be possible without cultural inclusion. In this sense, measures in the field of arts and culture will be complementary to other investments and will provide a specific preventive approach to the fight against antigypsyism.

 

Arts, Culture and History are completely left out of the current EU Roma Framework, and therefore also from the Commission’s Evaluation, which only reflects how skeptical the Framework is about the exclusion of the Roma cultural heritage from the collective European narrative. The centuries of Roma cultural productions and masterpieces of their tangible heritage are not properly researched, documented, and presented. A comprehensive mapping conducted by ERIAC on Roma cultural heritage estimated that there are approximately 10,000 artefacts of Roma culture kept in the basements and storerooms of ethnographic museums, but only two on permanent display in Europe. The aim to erase the negative stereotypes and discriminated imagery of the Roma in the different member states will never be achievable without exposing the mainstream societies to the parallel cultural inheritance of Roma, which ought to be displayed within their national museums’ collection.

 

Have a look at the complete report from here:

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/publications/post-2020-eu-roma-strategy-the-way-forward

 

Or Download it here:

Post-2020-Eu-Roma-strategy-the-way-forward

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Dr. Michael Groß, Consul General of Germany in Krakow, visits ERIAC ERIAC joins panel discussion about Roma Holocaust Remembrance at the POLIN Museum (RE)CONCEPTUALIZING ROMA RESISTANCE TEARS OF GOLD/ SOWNAKUNE JASFA International Conference “IS ‘AUSCHWITZ ONLY SLEEPING’? 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executive director of ERIAC is lecturer/panelist in the C-Map Symposium of MOMA, New York ERIAC welcomes U.S. Ambassador Grenell “THE BEST CHILD IN THE WORLD” – A PERFORMANCE BY ALINA SERBAN TO CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY “Neglected Voices: The Global Roma Diaspora” – Harvard University conference under Honorary Patronage of ERIAC “Roma Women Weaving Europe” Exhibition Opening – ERIAC and RKI ERIAC Hosts CAHROM Members During Thematic Visit to Germany Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks about ERIAC in the Bundestag Transgenerational Knowledge Transfer Symposium, Belgrade (ERIAC CINI) ERIAC Barvalipe Academy Holds its First Meeting in Belgrade ERIAC General Assembly Appoints Eight New Members to the Barvalipe Academy The FUEN Non-Kin-State Working Group Visits ERIAC Albania’s Roma Cultural Heritage Event, Tirana (ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative Program) Arts, Culture, Remembrance: A Croatian Delegation Visits ERIAC Stiftung EVZ´s Latscho Diwes Programme Visits ERIAC The Shutka Lessons Event, Skopje (ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative Program)  Nicolae Gheorghe Memorial Event at ERIAC Exhibition Opening: “Gypsyism Balkanism- Uniting Peripheries” by Sead Kazanxhiu and Selma Selman Presenting the FUTUROMA Curatorial Plan for the 58th Venice Contemporary Art Biennale The Roma Pedagogy for Reconciliation Event, Zagreb (ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative Program) ERIAC Visits the Tomi Ungerer Museum, Strasbourg ERIAC Attends the 16th CAHROM Meeting, Strasbourg “Against the Grain” – Arbeit und Leben Visit ERIAC ERIAC Attends the 12th European Platform for Roma Inclusion Call for a Curator for the Roma Exhibition at the 58th Venice Contemporary Art Biennale Hungarian Civil Society Association Cselekvö közösség Visits ERIAC OSF Youth Community Fellows Visit ERIAC “Re-Inventing Roma Inclusion” Symposium and “SUKAR” Exhibition During the UN General Assembly, New York A Delegation of the Norwegian Ministry for Local Government and Modernisation Visits ERIAC Visit to ERIAC by Ms. Katherine Watson of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) Visits ERIAC ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative Program FOREST: An Exhibition on the Narratability of Roma Trauma ERIAC Participates in a Discussion at the Bundestag Regarding 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 Council of Europe Secretary General Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the 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 (REACH) Conference 2018 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 Exhibition 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: Royal Institute of Art & Konsthall C, Stockholm ERIAC International Cultural Outreach Program ERIAC Conceptualizes and Contributes to the Symposium “Collecting, Curating and Presenting Roma” Roma Art Label Exhibition The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture Launches in Berlin