The Romani language is one of the most visible elements of the Roma culture.   For centuries, Romani has been spoken in the family and with other Roma, and until recently it has not been present in schools, media or public institutions.   Throughout the past decade, certain initiatives in European media, especially through electronic forums, have brought closer the standardization of the Roma language. IRCA continues to organize Roma language courses and continues its efforts to have it included at the academic level.