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Yenish cultural experience

Immerse, Exchange, Experience - The Yenish Culture in Austria.

Who are the Jenische?
- Jenische live in Austria and all over Europe
- They are the largest non-recognized minority in Tyrol
- They are a transnational minority, which is officially recognized only in Switzerland.
- The European Yenish Council speaks of about 500,000 Yenish in Europe
- Yenish people have their own language, the Yenish language
- The Yenish culture is an orally transmitted one and found so far hardly entrance into the historiography.

The Yenish are characterized by a past of discrimination, exclusion and poverty, but also of assimilation and integration, from total adaptation to cultural oblivion.
The cultural experience Yenish creates an insight into the Yenish ethnic group in Austria and opens a space for encounter and exchange.

The cultural diversity of the Yenish is broad, from handicrafts to music to their own language. Perceived as "birdless" and "travelling people" in the Middle Ages, as "homeless", "non-settled" in the 19th and 20th centuries and finally as an "invisible ethnic group" in the 21st century, they are now fighting for official recognition of their history and being in Austria.

The aim of the evening is to provide information and raise awareness about the Yenish culture. The event Kulturerlebnis Jenische is about the restitution of human dignity for this minority that has always been "forgotten" in Austria.Photo: ©Radgenossenschaft, Paul Schirmer while grinding

Practical project group of the FH Kufstein Tirol, course of studies sports, culture and event management in cooperation with the city of Kufstein.

Tickets are available about 2 weeks before the event at the Citizens Service Office in Kufstein City Hall.
Follow us on Instagram: @kulturerlebnis_jenische
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Yenish cultural experience - Kufstein

Immerse, Exchange, Experience - The Yenish Culture in Austria.

Who are the Jenische?
- Jenische live in Austria and all over Europe
- They are the largest non-recognized minority in Tyrol
- They are a transnational minority, which is officially recognized only in Switzerland.
- The European Yenish Council speaks of about 500,000 Yenish in Europe
- Yenish people have their own language, the Yenish language
- The Yenish culture is an orally transmitted one and found so far hardly entrance into the historiography.

The Yenish are characterized by a past of discrimination, exclusion and poverty, but also of assimilation and integration, from total adaptation to cultural oblivion.
The cultural experience Yenish creates an insight into the Yenish ethnic group in Austria and opens a space for encounter and exchange.

The cultural diversity of the Yenish is broad, from handicrafts to music to their own language. Perceived as "birdless" and "travelling people" in the Middle Ages, as "homeless", "non-settled" in the 19th and 20th centuries and finally as an "invisible ethnic group" in the 21st century, they are now fighting for official recognition of their history and being in Austria.

The aim of the evening is to provide information and raise awareness about the Yenish culture. The event Kulturerlebnis Jenische is about the restitution of human dignity for this minority that has always been "forgotten" in Austria.Photo: ©Radgenossenschaft, Paul Schirmer while grinding

Practical project group of the FH Kufstein Tirol, course of studies sports, culture and event management in cooperation with the city of Kufstein.

Tickets are available about 2 weeks before the event at the Citizens Service Office in Kufstein City Hall.
Follow us on Instagram: @kulturerlebnis_jenische

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