The launching conference of the project takes place Tuesday, March 17, in the Great Hall of the Municipality of Iaşi

Integrating ethnic groups from Iasi in the majority community is not necessarily assimilation, it’s rather a perpetual and dynamic process adaptation. The customs, traditions, art and culture that we have inherited or we borrowed from Armenian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Greek, Russian or Roma Lippovan, we often perceive them as if they were our own.

The “History of minorities – an artistic approach to cultural diversity”, initiated by the Municipality of Iaşi in partnership with the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” and the Foundation “ProRoma” aims to find out the unwritten stories behind the communities, to enable wide public access to their culture and enhance cultural dialogue through understanding cultural diversity and minority contribution to the genesis of Iaşi.

A first step is the launching conference of the project “History of minorities – an approach artistic cultural diversity”, which will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 11.00 in the Great Hall from the City Hall Iasi. There local authorities, representatives of the partners of the project, members of minority communities in Iasi, representatives of cultural institutions, artists, writers, actors, artists, teachers and local media will be present at the event.

The “History of minorities – an artistic approach to cultural diversity” is funded by a grant from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Romanian Government, through the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, the line “Promoting diversity in culture and arts in cultural heritage”

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