The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture's Cultural Institutions Network Initiative prepared a public symposium, entitled "Transgenerational Knowledge Transfer," at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Ušće 10, Belgrade, on 6 February 2019.
TOPIC:After a long history of exclusion and decades of fighting for recognition, Roma finally have their own institutions. The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture is the first, transnational, European-level organization for the recognition of Roma arts and culture. With the recent birth of the notions in Roma cultural politics – such as Roma contemporary art, Roma cultural recognition, and Roma leadership – ERIAC is a flagship institute for a new era in Europe. With the trans-generational knowledge transfer within the Roma community about Roma achievements and contributions to Europe, and with a strong network of supporters and allies, this Public Symposium discusses how to prepare and seize this moment in cultural politics, even amidst the rising wave of anti-gypsyism and racism in Europe. To offer an empowering and transformative vision of a Europe of tomorrow, this Symposium reflects on the ways in which Roma can strengthen their resilience in the face of hostility and thrive in closing societies. At the same time, as Roma devise their own strategies of resistance and self-empowerment, what is the vision of European stakeholders for building inclusive and peaceful future for Europe?