In its programme “Latscho Diwes”, Stiftung EVZ (“Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility, Future”) funds civil society organisations from Central and South- and Eastern Europe that are locally supporting survivors of the Roma genocide. On November 20th 2018, 25 representatives of such organisations from Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova were invited by Stiftung EVZ for a seminar in Berlin and visited ERIAC.
The goal of the ´Latscho Diwes´programme is:
– to work towards the recognition of the survivors of Porajmos;
– to improve the daily situation of Roma by giving them access to medical and social facilities;
– to improve the Romani participation in society by fostering an intergenerational dialogue;
– to improve the material situation of Roma survivors and their kin by supporting measures,
– to support the Roma self-organisation and the voluntary engagement of Roma youth for Holocaust victims and increase visibility;
– to contribute to the societal recognition of Roma and to their inclusion into the respective majority societies.
The visitors were give a curatorial visit of ERIAC´s exhibtion “Gypsyism Balkanism” by Sead Kazanxhiu and Selma Selman before entering a discussion with ERIAC Executive director Timea Junghaus on the situation of Roma in the participant´s countries and the perspectives of Arts and Culture work for the Romani communities.