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ERIAC Grant-making to Protect and Promote EU Values and Rights




ERIAC is pleased to announce a significant milestone within the realm of the #ERIANCET4EU project: the Financial Management and Grant Administration Training. This specialized training has been meticulously crafted to cater exclusively to ERIAC member organizations that have demonstrated exceptional merit and have been honoured with grant awards. This initiative, made possible through the gracious support of the European Union’s Citizens, Equality, Rights, and Values Programme (CERV), underscores our unwavering dedication to advancing the interests of our esteemed member organizations.


Event Details:
Date: September 4th, 2023
Time: 01:00 – 04:00 PM (CET)
Platform: Virtual session via Zoom


For any queries you may have, please don’t hesitate to contact us at grants@eriac.org 

The visionary project proposals of ERIAC members stand as a testament to their resolute commitment to uplifting their communities. The impending training session not only promises to enhance our collective expertise but also offers a platform for collaborative engagement with our esteemed grantees. We wholeheartedly encourage our grantees to foster collaboration not only among fellow grantees but to extend this collaboration to encompass ERIAC members who were not successful in their application endeavours. Stay tuned for further updates as we embark on this enriching journey together. Active participation and dedication of ERIAC members continue to drive the success of the #ERIANCET4EU project.


ERIAC is excited to officially announce the recipients of grants through the #ERIACNET4EU initiative. A significant amount of €170,000.00 has been allocated to support a total of 12 grants, thoughtfully given to ERIAC member organizations from 7 EU member states. This effort has been possible thanks to funding from the European Commission under the Citizens, Equality, Rights, and Values Programme (CERV).


In September, ERIAC will hold a comprehensive training session, designed to help the successful execution of these upcoming projects. We wholeheartedly encourage our grantees to foster collaboration not only among fellow grantees but to extend this collaboration to encompass ERIAC members who were not successful in their application endeavors. Keep an eye out for more information about #ERIACNET4EU.


We invite all forms of support that contribute to making bigger and more meaningful changes. If you’re interested in actively taking part in promoting a more inclusive Europe and tackling the harmful effects of anti-Roma racism, we warmly encourage you to consider making a pledge or donation through our organization. Also, we’re excited to welcome engagement to support our valued member organizations in different ways.


Your commitment and support play a crucial role in our shared journey toward a fairer and more harmonious society.




Country/Location: Czech Republic


Grantee: Ara Art


Project title: Building Bridges Through Artivism


Implementation dates: October 2023 – June 2024 (9 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 20,000.00

Total project value: € 30,940.00



Project description:


The Ara Art organization, with the support of ERIAC and the European Union, will be actively executing the “Building Bridges Through Artivism” project. This initiative spotlights Romani history and art in Czech and European societies, aiming to foster awareness of shared European heritage, amplify Roma identity, and empower Romani artists’ leadership and civic engagement. At its core, the project commemorates significant Romani historical dates in the European context and advocates for equitable recognition of Roma contributions to the arts. Anticipated outcomes include a heightened appreciation of Romani heritage, increased Roma representation in cultural arenas, and policy reforms to support Romani culture. Ultimately, the initiative aims to bolster Romani pride, celebrate their culture, and boost public interest in showcasing Romani artists in mainstream spaces. Achieving these goals involves fostering dialogue between Roma and non-Roma communities, and fostering a deeper understanding of Romani culture across Czech and European societies.


Website and social media:

Ara Art website

Ara Art on Facebook

Ara Art on Instagram





Country/Location: Czech Republic


Grantee: Romea


Project title: We give a voice to Roma


Implementation dates: October 2023 – September 2024 (12 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 20,000.00

Total project value: € 25,000.00



Project description:


The Romea organization with the support of ERIAC and the European Union, is spearheading the We give Roma a Voice project. This initiative aims to provide continuous, high-quality news coverage about the Roma community in the Czech Republic and Europe. By enhancing the Romea.cz news platform, the project seeks to expand readership through impactful reporting and engage young Romani journalists in a systematic exploration of various subjects. Together with external journalists, the Romea team will illuminate concealed information, dispel myths, and counter misinformation. This effort is crucial given the Roma community’s vulnerability to half-truths, particularly via social networks. Informed by accurate information, both Roma and non-Roma audiences can contribute to combating discrimination, making societal strides towards inclusivity.


Website and social media:

Romea website; Romea News website

Romea on Facebook

Romea on Instagram

Romea on Twitter

Romea on TikTok





Country/Location: Hungary


Grantee: UCCU Roma Informal Educational Foundation


Project title: Activating Romani Strength


Implementation dates: September 2023 – September 2024 (12 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 18,000.00

Total project value: € 22,500.00



Project description:


The UCCU organization, with support from ERIAC and the European Union, is actively executing the Romani Strength project. This grant initiative is designed to facilitate and bolster the active participation of Romani youth and women within the public sphere, primarily through targeted awareness-raising campaigns. Moreover, the initiative seeks to fortify the network and collaborative interactions among civic society organizations and NGOs. The central focus of this project is to revitalize and enhance the Roma youth network, ultimately fostering a self-sustaining and self-organized collective wherein each member is empowered to initiate individual or group endeavors. UCCU’s paramount objective is to perpetuate a series of activities and workshops grounded in non-formal educational methodologies, effectively countering prevailing prejudices and stereotypes directed at the Roma community. Concurrently, the organization endeavors to orchestrate Roma cultural events and communication projects that serve the dual purpose of promoting Romani culture and engendering heightened awareness surrounding the multifaceted social and systemic challenges confronted by the Roma population.


Website and social media:

UCCU website

UCCU on Facebook

UCCU on Instagram





Country/Location: Poland


Grantee: Jaw Dikh Foundation


Project title: International Symposium of Roma and Non-Roma Artists in Czarna Gora


Implementation dates: September 2023 – September 2024 (12 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 16,000.00

Total project value: € 20,000.00



Project description:


The Jaw Dikh organization, with support from ERIAC and the European Union, is set to host the annual International Symposium of Roma and non-Roma Artists. This gathering serves as an open-air art event, uniting artists from both Roma and non-Roma backgrounds whose creative pursuits are rooted in Roma culture. The symposium encompasses a diverse array of participants, ranging from painters, sculptors, and photographers to filmmakers, writers, and cultural commentators. Beyond fostering artistic creation, the symposium provides a dynamic platform for interdisciplinary discussions, facilitating the exchange of insights into the Roma community’s global context. Notably, it delves into the role of art in Roma political mobilization. Jaw Dikh! serves as a nexus for collaborative engagement, encouraging dialogue, and extending support among artists. As a burgeoning network of European Roma artists, it actively contributes to preserving traditions, affirming identity, and dispelling self-doubt. Central to its mission is the cultivation of a contemporary Roma identity—one that embraces diversity as a source of richness and collective strength, rather than an impediment. This inclusive approach transcends geographical boundaries, uniting Roma from various backgrounds in a shared pursuit of empowerment and cultural rejuvenation.


Website and social media:

Jaw Dikh on Facebook





Country/Location: France


Grantee: National federation of associations working in solidarity with Roma and “Gens du voyage”


Project title: A story of struggle : a documentary about Raymond Gurême


Implementation dates: September 2023 – September 2024 (12 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 15,000.00

Total project value: € 191,975.00



Project description:


With the support of ERIAC and the European Union, the FNASAT organization is embarking on the “A Story of Struggle: The Raymond Gurême Documentary.” This project aims to chronicle the life of Raymond Gurême, a remarkable survivor of World War II internment camps and a prominent figure in the fight against antigypsyism. The documentary will spotlight his experiences, including the often-overlooked nomadic internment in France from 1940 to 1946, shedding light on this lesser-known history. Inspired by Gurême’s courage and dedication, the film seeks to inspire new generations in the battle against antigypsyism. It serves a dual purpose: commemorating the Roma and Sinti persecution during WWII and addressing the contemporary challenge of antigypsyism. By amplifying the voices of young Roma and Sinti individuals, the documentary underscores Gurême’s lasting impact on their commitment to combat discrimination. Presented in French with English subtitles, the documentary ensures accessibility to a wide European and international audience. Through this lens, “A Story of Struggle” will honor Raymond Gurême’s legacy while contributing to a vital dialogue on antigypsyism.


Website and social media:

Fnasat website

Fnasat on Facebook





Country/Location: Spain

Grantee: National Association Gitano Presence & Cultural Association Flamenco World Heritage 21st Century (Asociacion Nacional Presencia Gitana & Asociación Cultural Flamenco Patrimonio de la Humanidad Siglo XXI)


Project title: Flamenco en el Siglo XXI / Flamenco in the 21st century


Implementation dates: September 2023 – February 2024 (6 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 15,000.00

Total project value: € 18,750.00




Project description:


With the support of ERIAC and the European Union, the Presencia Gitana/National Association Gitano Presence organization and the Cultural Association Flamenco World Heritage 21st Century are poised to host a comprehensive multi-day seminar focused on the contemporary landscape of Flamenco. This project will convene an international assembly of Flamenco stakeholders, encompassing artists, researchers, programmers, students, enthusiasts, experts, journalists, and decision-makers. The seminar aims to facilitate discourse, learning, and exchange on the diverse trajectories that Flamenco is currently navigating, as well as the challenges it confronts. The event, held in Madrid, the epicenter of Spanish artistic and cultural endeavors, will encompass presentations, debates, master classes, and concerts. By engaging firsthand perspectives, the seminar seeks to foster a comprehensive understanding and analysis of the present state of Flamenco art and its practitioners. The seminar aspires to engender an elevated awareness and heightened appreciation for Flamenco and its contemporary context. This, in turn, is anticipated to play a pivotal role in shaping the art form’s trajectory and future prospects.


Website and social media:

Presencia Gitana website

Presencia Gitana on Facebook

Presencia Gitana on Twitter



 Country/Location: Romania/International (online)


Grantee: Roma Actors Association (Giuvlipen)


Project title: Shakespeare in the Romani Language


Implementation dates: September 2023 – July 2024 (11 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 15,000.00

Total project value: € 18,750.00



Project description:


With support from ERIAC and the European Union, the Roma Actors Association (Giuvlipen) is launching the “Shakespeare in Romani Language Project.” This interdisciplinary initiative will adapt and produce a Shakespearean play entirely in Romani, collaborating with the Marin Sorescu National Theatre. The gender-focused adaptation will be showcased in Hungary and Italy, with partnerships from The Independent Theatre Hungary and Rampa Prenestina. The innovative production targets both Romani and non-Romani international audiences, enhancing intercultural dialogue and spotlighting the richness of Romani culture and linguistic heritage.”Shakespeare in the Romani Language” marks the first-ever translation, publication, and staging of Shakespeare’s dramaturgy in Romani. This pioneering project not only offers a unique cultural experience but also supports the preservation and revitalization of the Romani language, which is at risk of being lost. By presenting Shakespeare’s works in Romani, Giuvlipen aims to amplify the language’s artistic expression and cultural significance. The play will be published by Marin Sorescu Theatre and disseminated in Romani, Romanian, and English translations on the Roma Actors Association website.


Website and social media:

Roma Actors Association website

Roma Actor Association on Facebook

Roma Actors Association on Instagram

Roma Actors Association on YouTube





Country/Location: Romania


Grantee: Untold Stories Association


Project title: Roma power


Implementation dates: September 2023 – February 2024 (6 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 15,000.00


Total project value: € 18,750.00




Project description:


With support from ERIAC and the European Union, the Untold Stories Association is launching the “Roma Power Project” to address societal challenges faced by Roma women and promote Roma culture, rights, and acceptance. This multifaceted initiative includes producing a docudrama (“Roma Power”) highlighting a young Roma’s journey, organizing an event featuring the acclaimed film “Gipsy Queen” and the docudrama premiere, hosting storytelling workshops for Roma youth led by Alina Serban, and offering online screenings of films like “Letter of Forgiveness,” “I Matter,” and “I am Nicu” that explore Roma experiences. This project seeks to combat discrimination, foster understanding, and encourage diversity and tolerance. By empowering young Roma women through workshops and showcasing Roma stories in cultural spaces, including a live Q&A session with Alina Serban and the Romanian Cultural Institute, it aims to amplify the voices of Roma women and address multiple forms of discrimination they face. Additionally, the project aims to elevate awareness of Roma culture and promote acceptance, especially among the younger generation.


Website and social media:

Untold Stories Website

Untold Stories on Facebook





Country/Location: Spain


Grantee: Rromane Siklovne, Association of Young Roma Students of Bon Pastor


Project title: Romani Identity Through Art


Implementation dates: September 2023 – August 2024 (12 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 12,000.00


Total project value: € 15,000.00



Project description:


With support from ERIAC and the European Union, Rromane Siklovne launches the Romani Identity Through Art project. This initiative, aided by an exhibition, aims to reshape narratives surrounding Roma existence and self-expression, countering negative stereotypes and fostering dialogue. By analyzing works from diverse Roma authors across artistic domains, the project distills key messages for a transnational Roma identity. The resulting exhibition in Barcelona will share Roma values and perspectives, countering historical anti-Roma narratives. This effort aims to present a comprehensive Roma narrative, highlighting cultural richness and self-representation beyond prevailing societal definitions that have led to persecution. Through literature and music, this project offers an encompassing Roma worldview, promoting a redefined understanding of Roma existence.


Website and social media:

Rromane Siklovne Website

Rromane Siklovne on YouTube

Rromane Siklovne on Twitter




Country/Location: Belgium



Project title: Fashioning Inclusion: Empowering Roma Designers through the Roma Business Club and Fashion Exhibition


Implementation dates: September 2023 – August 2024 (12 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 10,000.00


Total project value: € 17,100.00



Project description:


With the support of ERIAC and the European Union, REDI initiates the “Fashioning Inclusion: Empowering Roma Designers” project. This effort establishes the pioneering Roma Fashion Business Club, aimed at nurturing Roma designers from Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, and Spain. By means of workshops, mentorship, and networking, the club nurtures entrepreneurial talent and fosters collaboration. Simultaneously, a Brussels-based fashion exhibition will spotlight Roma designers, challenging stereotypes and promoting inclusivity. The project addresses the underrepresentation of Roma designers, defying stereotypes through the Roma Business Club and an exhibition. Through resources, networking, and skill enhancement, the project bolsters Roma entrepreneurs and sparks collaboration, elevating their presence within the industry. The outcomes encompass heightened visibility, recognition, and a shift in perceptions. This endeavor envisions fostering pride, inclusivity, and economic prospects for Roma designers. The project, executed in partnership with designers from Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, and Spain, features the inclusive Roma Business Club. The fashion exhibition, situated in Brussels, spotlights Roma creativity.


Website and social media:

REDI website

REDI on Facebook

REDI on Instagram

REDI on Twitter

REDI on LinkedIn




Country/Location: Romania


Grantee: Roma Collective Arts and Culture


Project title: Loly Haute Couture


Implementation dates: September 2023 – May 2024 (8 months)


ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 8,000.00


Total project value: € 10,000.00



Project description:


With support from ERIAC and the European Union, Rromane Collective Arts and Culture introduces the Loly Haute Couture project. This transformative journey blends Roma heritage and contemporary design, resulting in 8 exclusive outfits that intricately weave traditional symbols into modern fabrics. This initiative breaks new ground for the Loly brand, expanding beyond “pret-a-porter” fashion. By celebrating Roma culture and identity, we address past misrepresentations and elevate our presence in the fashion industry. The collection showcases 8 outfits that embody Roma values, featuring reinterpretations of the Roma wheel, floral motifs, and musical instruments. These unique creations will grace exhibitions, fashion shows, and the 2024 Cultural Style Week in London. The Haute Couture Loly project is driven by a contemporary Roma spirit, celebrating both culture and the craftsmanship of Roma artists. This bold fusion challenges norms and propels Roma heritage into the forefront of high fashion, fostering wider recognition and appreciation.


Website and social media:

Roma Collective Arts and Culture – Loly Haute Couture project website

Roma Collective Arts and Culture – Loly Haute Couture project Facebook  

Roma Collective Arts and Culture – Loly Haute Couture project Instagram   





Country/Location: Romania/ International (online access)

Grantee: Association Roma Center Amare Rromentza

Project title: Amaro Museo – Amaro Ceacipe – Rroma Virtual Museum Promotion

Implementation dates: September 2023 – August 2024 (12 months)

ERIACNET4EU grant offer: € 6,000.00

Total project value: € 7,500.00



Project description:


The Association Roma Center Amare Rromentza, in collaboration with support from ERIAC and the European Union, is advancing the “Rroma Virtual Museum Promotion” initiative. This project aims to amplify the visibility of the Roma virtual museum—a unique platform celebrating Romani history and culture. Its mission is to enhance awareness of Roma arts and culture among diverse communities, shedding light on their significant contributions to Romanian and European heritage. The project counters anti-Roma biases through active cultural promotion, fostering positive perceptions of the Roma community.


Website and social media:

Amare Rromentza website  and Amaro Museo website

Amare Rromentza on Facebook

Amare Rromentza on YouTube

#ERIACNET4EU: ERIAC member organisations awarded grants to promote EU values & encourage cultural diplomacy

ERIAC, with funding from the Citizens, Equality, Rights, and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Union, has awarded grants totalling €170,000.00 to ERIAC members as part of the ERIACNET4EU project. These grants will be used to promote EU values and rights and to shift the narratives around Roma.


ERIAC received 30 project applications through a competitive call and evaluated them rigorously. The Selection Committee granted 12 awards to ERIAC members, with a total investment of €170,000.00. The awarded grants range from €6,000.00 to €20,000.00 (the rate of the project support is 80%), lasting 6 to 12 months. These projects will be implemented in 7 European Union member states.


“The ERIACNET4EU project is focused on promoting EU values and rights by supporting initiatives that aim to change the narratives on Roma. This is a crucial step in creating a more democratic EU. Through the provision of essential resources, ERIAC seeks to empower its members to undertake projects that promote equality and inclusivity in European society. The grant competition also highlights the commitment of ERIAC and the EU to promoting and acknowledging the contributions of Roma to the rich historical and cultural heritage of Europe.”

Timea Junghaus, Executive Director of ERIAC


ERIAC will provide financial management and grant administration training to FSTP beneficiaries awarded in August. We extend our sincerest congratulations to all the grantees for their exceptional project proposals and unwavering efforts in improving their communities.

ERIAC Grant Awards – List of Beneficiaries

In accordance with the duty of transparency and rules on granting procedures, reinforced by the contractual framework with the European Union as the main donor, ERIAC is glad to publish the list of grant beneficiaries awarded under ERIACNET4EU re-granting scheme financed by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Union.


The grant competition has approved 12 grants for a total investment of € 170,000,00. The awarded grants are between 6.000 and 20.000 EUR, with a duration of 6 to 12 months. ERIAC received, in total, 30 applications from 12 European Union member states.

We at ERIAC look forward to seeing your ideas for changing narratives about Roma in Europe through advocacy, cultural diplomacy and intercultural exchange between Roma and non-Roma; on strengthening the capacity to protect and promote EU rights and values; and on increasing citizen awareness of EU rights and values, become reality with our and support of the European Union!



Please, check the full list of beneficiaries below:


To download: ERIAC List of Grantees

In the frame of the ERIANCET4EU project financed by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Union, and with a long-term goal of using culture and cultural diplomacy to strengthen open, rights-based, democratic, equal and inclusive society in EU, the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) is inviting applications from its member organizations based in the EU that seek to change narratives about Roma in Europe through advocacy, cultural diplomacy and intercultural exchange between Roma and non-Roma.


General objective of the call is to strengthen capacity to protect and promote EU rights and values and increase citizen awareness of EU rights and values.  We are looking for projects with a clear European dimension that:




The program aims to provide project-based support to ERIAC member organizations based in the EU, enabling them to develop arts and culture activities focusing on awareness raising, commemoration, remembrance, research and education, with aim to explore shared European aspects of Romani history to further discuss current European challenges and Roma experience as a shared European narrative that defines European values of diversity and fundamental rights. ERIAC funding priorities extend to initiatives that:




The grants will be awarded for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of one-year period projects through the following tranches:

The rate of the project funding is 80%. 



The eligible activities may include but are not limited to:

Activities should duly pay attention to gender perspective and intersecionality, both at design and implementation phase, as this will be taken into account in the evaluation. 




 The beneficiaries will be selected on a competitive basis, evaluated on the relevance of the application, quality of the proposed initiative and originality of their proposal. The Selection Committee will in particular pay attention to:


Large and medium size sub-grants are only available to organizations with significant grant and project management experience and sufficient 20% self-financing contribution.


How to apply?


Proposal can be submitted between April 7, 2023 – June 17, 2023. Applications received later will not be considered. 

Applicants are required to submit an application in English via an online application form.

Additionally, applicants will be required to submit:


Download the application information package here: Final ERIAC-GRANT-2023_Application_Information_Pack.pdf


In case of questions, please reach out to ERIAC via  eriac@eriac.org writing in the Subject Line: ERIAC Grant