We, the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) and our Ukrainian partner the Youth Agency for the Advocacy of Roma Culture (ARCA) stand in solidarity with Roma and all the brave people of Ukraine!
The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture e.V. (ERIAC) is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe, the Open Society Foundations, and the Roma Leaders’ initiative – the Alliance for the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture. ERIAC is an association registered under German law on 07 June 2017, in Berlin, Germany.
ERIAC has a unique and single mandate as the transnational, European-level organization for the recognition of Roma arts and culture. RIAC exists to increase the self-esteem of Roma and to decrease negative prejudice of the majority population towards the Roma by means of arts, culture, history, and media.
The Youth Agency for the Advocacy of Roma Culture is a Roma youth non-governmental organization which has been working in the civil sector since 2018 in Ukraine. The main aims of the organization are directed to the development of the Roma youth movement, support and preservation of Roma history and culture, as well as building intercultural dialogue in Ukraine and abroad. The main mission is to promote the unknown for the majority Roma culture and change of perception of the existed image of the Roma community in Ukrainian society.
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