On November 29-30, 2023, the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) held its VI. General Assembly meeting, which took place in a hybrid form – physically in Hotel Melia, Berlin and online via ZOOM.
For this meeting, all ERIAC statutory bodies, including ERIAC Board members, ERIAC Barvalipe Academy members, ERIAC associate members, and the ERIAC staff came together for the nourishing ritual of reflection and hatching new plans. The meeting was envisioned as a two-day-long respite, starting with the guided tour of the ERIAC Exhibition “Ceija Stojka: We were ashamed”, Midnights Children at the ERIAC Office and the ERIAC Thematic Discussions at Hotel Melia Berlin, a dwelling where our community could flourish and collectively celebrate Roma people’s labor, creativity, and intellect.
On November 30, we closed the Assembly with the continuing of TAJSA 2023 celebration event in the Maxim Gorki Theater. The in-person attendees were also able to enjoy the party with the music of Dj Nomi and Balkan Beats.
The events were organized in the frame of ERIACNET4EU project, financed by the European Commission.
For those who couldn’t join us in Berlin, there was an opportunity to follow the Assembly via zoom. English-Romani interpretation was provided both in-person and online.