Réunion du Forum européen des Roms et des Gens du voyageMeeting of the European Roma and Travellers Forum

Germany: Berlin set to host new Roma Institute for Arts and Culture

A new Roma Institute for Arts and Culture could soon be established in Berlin, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland announced today.

“The German Government is ready to host the new Institute in Berlin,” he said in a statement, marking International Roma Day.

“For me, as a dynamic city in the vanguard of global arts and culture, it makes for an excellent choice. There are still some issues to be discussed, but I am confident they will be resolved soon.”

According to the Secretary General, the Council of Europe and its partners – an alliance of Roma artists and the Open Society Foundations – see the new Roma Institute for Arts and Culture as being “Roma-led, giving Roma a space in which to tell their own story.”

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