ERIAC Program

Projects, initiatives,
arts and culture events

 Nicolae Gheorghe Memorial Event in ERIAC



Nicolae Gheorghe († 2013), the founder of the Roma Movement in Romania and one of the most influential Roma public intellectuals, was born on the 12th of November 1946. To honour his contribution and to memorize his ideas the Pakiv European Roma Fund endorsed by the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture held the “Nicolae Gheorghe Memorial Event” on 12th of November 2018, at the premises of ERIAC in Berlin.



As a sign of the exquisite appreciation towards Nicolae Gheorghe´s contribution to Roma movement, ERIAC supported the remembrance of a great leader and his powerful ideas which elevated and inspired the efforts of Roma for recognition on an international level as well as in his native Romania.


The event was hosted by ERIAC and The Pakiv European Roma Fund was organized in the framework of the “Nicolae Gheorghe Memorial Days in Berlin”. The objective of the program was to memorize Nicolae Gheorghe through inspiriting youth to reflect on their identity and to become leaders and activists. Roma youth had the opportunity to participate in movie screenings and debates, visits Roma Holocaust Memorial, German parliament-Bundestag and ERIAC.


At ERIAC, the group had the opportunity to present their research on Nicolae Gheorghe´s work, life, activism, impact as well as engage in a discussion about the Roma identity. As part of the program, the group had the opportunity to be introduced to ERIAC’s mission, vision and activities. The participants were also given a guided tour of the new ERIAC exhibition “Gypsyism Balkanism-Uniting peripheries “. The event ended with movie screening on Nicolae Gheorghe´s life, followed up by a discussion on topic of challenges pertaining to the Roma recognition and acceptance.






ERIAC GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPOINTS 8 NEW MEMBERS TO THE BARVALIPE ACADEMY The FUEN Non-Kin-State Working group visits ERIAC Albania’s Roma Cultural Heritage – “ERIAC CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS NETWORK INITIATIVE” TIRANA EVENT Arts and Culture and Remembrance. A Croatian delegation visits ERIAC Stiftung EVZ´s “Latscho Diwes” programme at ERIAC The Shutka Lessons – “ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative” Skopje Event  Nicolae Gheorghe Memorial Event in ERIAC Exhibition opening  ‘Gypsyism Balkanism- Uniting peripheries’ by Sead Kazanxhiu and Selma Selman Venice – Presenting the FUTUROMA Curatorial Plan The Roma Pedagogy for Reconciliation – “ERIAC Cultural Institutions Network Initiative” Zagreb Event ERIAC at the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg ERIAC at the 16th CAHROM Meeting in Strasbourg Against the Grain – Arbeit und Leben visit ERIAC ERIAC at the 12th European Platform for Roma inclusion Call for Curator for the Roma Exhibition at the 58th Venice Contemporary Art Biennale in 2019 Hungarian civil society association ´Cselekvö közösség´ at ERIAC OSF Youth Community Fellows visit ERIAC „Re-Inventing Roma Inclusion” Symposium and “SUKAR” Exhibition during the UN General Assembly A delegation of the Norwegian Ministry for Local Government and Modernisation visits ERIAC Visit by Ms. Katherine Watson of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TM U) visits ERIAC FOREST. An exhibition on the narratability of Roma Trauma ERIAC Participates in the Debate at the Bundestag to Discuss Holocaust Commemoration Practices OSCE PA Seminar “Addressing potential ethnic conflicts through law and good practices” Romani Identities and Antigypsyism – CEU Summer School 2018 Endangered Heritage / Endangered Values. Debate at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Secretary General signs Memorandum of Understanding with European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture European Cultural Heritage Summit 2018 “Preserving and promoting Roma cultural heritage” The Power of Protest – Discussion at BOZAR ERIAC ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OPENING AND BARVALIPE ACADEMY ANNOUNCEMENTS Dr. Bernd Fabritius visits ERIAC Roma Spring: Art as Resistance Resilient Cultural Heritage and Communities in Europe ERIAC participates in the ASN Convention at Columbia University New Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Dunja Mijatović, visits ERIAC A ROMA POEM THAT SHOULD BE READ THIS MONTH U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Kent Logsdon visits ERIAC “Hidden Roma Masterpieces” EVENING GALA AT THE MAXIM GORKI THEATRE: Outreach Grand Finale VISIONS FOR A NEW HUMANITY. GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK AND ROMA FEMINIST SCHOLARS CONTEMPLATE THE FUTURE Roma: contributions to the development of the Romanian state European roots of Roma Arts and Culture – Future Perspective of Roma and Sinti minority in Italy Reception hosted by Roma Integration 2020 and ERIAC for governmental officials “SAR DIČHOLA ROMAŇI KULTURA DUREDER” – The Future of Romani Culture THE FUTURE OF ROMA CULTURAL HERITAGE The Future of Roma History: Remembrance, Historical Justice and the Role of Roma Youth Déjame que te cuente / Allow me to explain Visit of Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth TRANSGRESSING THE PAST, SHAPING THE FUTURE Decolonizing the North, Stockholm, Royal Institute of Art -Konsthall C INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL OUTREACH PROGRAM “Collecting, Curating and Presenting Roma” Roma Art Label Exhibition ERIAC Launching Event