ERIAC held an extraordinary General Assembly organized on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the First World Roma Congress on Thursday, April 8th 2021.
Chair of the ERIAC Board, Željko Jovanović emphasized the importance of coming together and celebrating our International Roma Day, which means celebrating Romani courage and self-determination.
All ERIAC statutory bodies, including ERIAC Board members, ERIAC Barvalipe Academy members, ERIAC associate members, and the ERIAC staff came together in a digital spirit to also formally kick off the Proud Roma Free Europe campaign aiming at strengthening Roma pride and identity.
The international campaign aiming at strengthening Roma pride and identity is developed in the context of the upcoming census collection which takes place in 2021 and 2022 in most European countries. The international campaign will provide multiple opportunities to Roma communites to be directly involved in different online and offline activities. Through the campaign, ERIAC will also reinforce the national connections among our members and allies, to ensure greater presence and impact in Roma communities across Europe.