The Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU) was established in 1984 as a private grantmaking organisation dedicated to improve communication and cooperation between the people of the United States and the countries of Central- and Eastern Europe. TMU supports international face-to-face contact and professional interaction and is shaped by the belief that creative international collaboration encourages global harmony.
It remains the goal of TMU to enable talented people to come together from different countries to freely share ideas and stimulate creativity in a non-political context. A delegation of the Trust for Mutual Understanding visited the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture on 11 September to gain insight into ERIAC´s mission and programme work. During a lively discussion, the shared values of our institutions were underlined and possibilities of future collaborations were explored.