President of the Board of the Forum of Slavic Cultures Maja Gojković, also the Vice-President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, paid her first official visit to the new headquarters of the International Foundation – Forum of Slavic Cultures. At the working meeting with FSK Director Andreja Rihter she emphasised the role of an institution such as the FSK and stressed the importance of further strengthening the joint promotion of the richness of Slavic cultures.
The Board of the Forum of Slavic Cultures consists of ministers of culture of FSK member countries. At the invitation of Maja Gojković, the President of the FSK Board, they will meet in mid-January 2022 in Novi Sad, when this Serbian city becomes the European capital of culture. “I am convinced this will be yet another contribution to the development of our cultures. At our working meeting, FSK Director Ms Rihter and I discussed this and some of the concrete projects that we wish would become even more widely recognised,” said Maja Gojković, President of the FSK Board. One of these projects is also Živa Award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site, whose seventh edition will take place in Serbia.
Rihter and Gojković discussed other FSK projects as well, including the One Hundred Slavic Novels, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and the Women Writers Route, which will apply for official certification by the Council of Europe’s European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR) in July. Maja Gojković also pointed out the growing visibility and importance of the FSK in recent years. This is yet another reason why FSK projects will receive even more support and active participation through various institutions in Serbia.
During her visit to Villa Zlatica, the FSK’s new seat, the President of the FSK Board noted how the former mayor Ivan Hribar’s life story symbolically underlines FSK’s activity. FSK is currently drafting its new strategic plan for the period 2022 – 2027.
Upon her first official visit to the FSK Maja Gojković donated books, which according to Andreja Rihter, FSK Director, will enrich the bookshelves in Hribar’s library, where they will join numerous other books from Slavic and other countries from across the world.
Photo: Boris Pretnar