On 21 April 2015 in Strasbourg, AER organised its first Equal Opportunities Forum of the year, dedicated to the issue of Roma inclusion. Monica Carlsson, the Vice-President of AER, delivered an opening speech. A round-table brought together experts, such as Yaron Matras, who summarised how the Roma issue has been perceived through history. Denis Huber from the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion (CoE) announced the creation of the European Roma Institute, a place dedicated to research of Roma culture, which will aim at combating stereotypes by educating broad public about all aspects of Roma history and culture. The debate was punctuated by interventions from representatives of the Roma community from Sweden. Moreover, the participants could visit an exhibition by photographer Jeannette Gregori, whose work is focused on the Roma community.