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During her stay in Berlin, BFPE President Sonja Licht visited European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC), an institution whose establishment she has been actively supporting over the past years.

ERIAC has been established in order to increase the self-esteem of Roma and to decrease negative prejudice majority population(s) may have towards them through arts, culture, history, and media. It took over 4 years of dedicated work of Roma and non-Roma supporters as well as representatives of the Alliance for European Roma Institute, the Council of Europe and the Open Society Foundations to establish it as a viable and independent institution.

ERIAC officially began its work in June 2017.

Last night in Berlin: the play “Gypsyland Europa” about to begin. Photo: Sonja Licht/BFPE

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