Who We Are
The Roundtable on Ethnic Relations (RER) is a nonprofit, non-governmental international organization that facilitates high-level political dialogue between majority and minority populations in Central and Eastern Europe.
RER’s activities aim at supporting democratic institutions by reducing tensions and avoiding conflicts.
RER, located in Bucharest, Romania, is a successor organization to the US-based Project on Ethnic Relations, PER (1991-2012). PER had played an especially significant role in helping to craft a series of agreements and understandings among political parties and governmental institutions concerning the status of Romania’s historic Hungarian minority. In 2014, several of the Romanian and Hungarian participants in the original PER dialogues of the 1990s invited PER’s president emeritus and several of his former colleagues to return to Romania to review the status of those agreements. The dialogues have now been renewed and are being carried forward under RER’s auspices.