International Initiative for Development for Ethnic Art


The main goal of the MIRET education programmes is to provide talented Roma children and youth from socially disadvantaged backgrounds with an opportunity to receive informal education in the form of extra-curricular activities and summer camps.

This projects and its educational activities supports prospective and talented Roma children and youth, motivating and inspiring them to continue their studies at secondary and vocational schools or colleges, and at the same time aspires to confront and break Roma prejudice and stereotypes still prevalent in the major society.

The primary aim is to create a system of individual support of talented Roma children from socially and economically deprived backgrounds who do not have the opportunity to develop their own skills and capacity to learn.

This education program is practical proof of the success of implementing such an alternative model of educating Roma children and youth.

This project is running at an international level.

The Roma issue is is the main theme of the documentary film Kali čercheň (Black Star), a product of long-term collaboration.

Cinematography and creative work are motivating factors not only for children who attend the programme, but also for those who wish to participate in it and develop their talent.

The are more than half a million Roma living in the Czech and Slovak Republic.

More than a half of this number lack basic living conditions. With this programme, MIRET offers children from these communities who do not have any chance to develop their talent and skills, the opportunity to do so.

The Roma children and youth are given a chance to change their unfortunate fate and live a full life.


Romano drom

Romano drom summer school with concerts in three towns in the North Bohemia (Šluknovsko) will take place during July 30 - August 13, 2016.


  • 9. 8. letní kino v Novém Boru
  • 10. 8. Lužické náměstí v Rumburku
  • 11. 8. zámecké zahrady v Děčíně


Concerts with the Czech Philharmonic

Four concerts by the Čhavorenge Choir and Czech Philharmonic directed by Marco Ivanović will take place in Prague in October 2016.