The Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma is the governing body and organized in member associations at federal, state and regional levels. The member associations are the foundation of the self-organization of German Sinti and Roma. The Documentation and Cultural Center supports the work of the member associations through scientific knowledge and structural resources. The individual associations meet annually at association congresses, where they debate, amongst other things, current developments in politics and society. On behalf of issues at the state or regional level, in addition to our center, the respective state associations are also competent contacts for inquiries of a sociopolitical and contemporary-historical nature.