Author: IRU Official

Paris terror attacks

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris and France, following the terrible attacks on innocent civilians on the 13th of November. Please accept our deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims.We see these attacks as an assault on the free world, on civilization, on everything we consider human. Our hope is that these hard times are to make us stronger in unity against barbarism, terror and fundamentalism all over the planet. Roma people are with you.”

Dr. Normunds Rudevics, The President of Romani Union

EVZ foundation

Official announcement of the representative of the Foundation with regards to the recently spread rumours about compensations up to 20,000 Euro to Roma persons born before 1937.

EVZ Foundation is confirming that in accordance to the laws of compensation and restitutions compensations are made only through the Programmes announced on the official site. No compensations in such amount are made. Please beware of any bodies and organisations proposing to fill in paid applications! Please consult the official sources.”

Valentina Valtchuk, EVZ.

Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”

International Romani Culture Festival

ROMA WORLD took place in Latvia in August 2015 , for the first time,launching a new exciting opportunity for the artists of Roma origin to showcase their art. Representatives of 15 countries entertained crowds for several days in Riga, Ventspils,Kauguri, Jurmala, with rich programmes. Live broadcast of the two Gala concerts in Dzintari, Jurmala was provided by TV24 Riga. The Gala concerts were opened by Mr. Normunds Rudevics. The President of Latvia with the members of the Latvian Cabinet – ministers and honorary guests including ambassadors, ombudsman, councils and members of Latvian elite honoured the Festival with their presence.


IRU Congress & elections

Dr. Normunds Rudevics is elected to the President of the International Romani Union on the 9th Congress of IRU in the city of Riga, Latvia.

The Congress of IRU took place in the Town Hall of the Mayor of Riga. Elections were held for the Cabinet members. A new memorandum was agreed upon.


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Office of the President of IRU Dr. Normunds Rudevičs
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