On 15 November 2019, newly appointed Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić visited the ERIAC Office and Art Space in Berlin. Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić was accompanied by Mr Bjorn Berge, Director General and Secretary to the Committee of Ministers, Mr Miroslav Papa, Director of the Private Office of the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, Mr Daniel Holtgen, Spokesperson of the Council of Europe and other colleagues from the Council of Europe and the German Federal Foreign Office.
The meeting was hosted by Timea Junghaus, the Executive Director of ERIAC, and Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, the Deputy Director. ERIAC presented the Commissioner with the timeline of ERIAC activities during its first two years of existence, including the series of international outreach programs and ERIAC FUTUROMA Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić was presented with the ERIAC exhibition “KATITZI – A Literary Character Rooted in Reality”, curated by Maria Lind.
Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić 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.
Photos by: Kornel Szilagyi