On April 17th 2018, newly appointed Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Dunja Mijatović, visited the ERIAC Office and Art Space in Berlin.
Dunja Mijatović, national of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been elected last January by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and took up office on April 1st 2018.
The meeting was hosted by Timea Junghaus, executive director of ERIAC and Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, deputy director. ERIAC presented the Commissioner with the timeline of ERIAC’s establishment and discussed ERIAC’s activities during its first months of existence, including the International Cultural Outreach Program and the recent exhibitions and events.
Commissioner Mijatović visited the exhibition “Transgressing the Past, Shaping the Future” and inquired about contemporary Roma arts and culture scene. She expressed her support for the work developed by the Institute and acknowledged that recognition and promotion of Roma culture is a very important step in fighting antigypsyism.