Roman Kwiatkowski is co-founder of the Association of the Polish Roma, and individual behind WHEN? the creation of the Romski Instytut Historyczny (Roma Historical Institute), a part of the Association. From 1997, he has been the Chairman of the General Board, of the Association of the Polish Roma. An original inspiration behind many cultural and social initiatives, he has co-authored a number of publications, in scientific, popular-scientific, and journalistic fields, as well as some monographs. Founder of the Dialog-Pheniben magazine and member of its editorial board from WHEN? Under his leadership, the Association organizes an annual commemoration of the decommissioning of the Roma camp, the so-called Zigenunerlager, at KL Auschwitz-Birkenau.