As part of her working visit to the Republic of Serbia Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK), met with President of FSK Board, Maja Gojković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. They spoke about the institution’s strategic policies, including one of its priorities, which is to increase the international visibility of Slavic cultures.
Maja Gojković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, and Andreja Rihter, FSK Director, talked about the strategic policies of the international foundation in the next five-year period 2022–2027. One of the main priorities in this time will be to increase the international visibility of Slavic cultures through major, high-profile events, and through strengthened collaboration with international organisations (including UNESCO, Council of Europe, United Nations and similar) and cultural institutions in non-Slavic countries. This would strengthen the presence of Slavic cultures not only in Slavic countries, but also at the global level. Other cultures will participate in FSK projects as well, each in their own unique way.
One such collaboration is about to begin in the frame of Živa – Award for the Best Slavic Museum and Heritage Site. This year’s award ceremony and international conference will take place in September in Belgrade, unless the epidemiological situation dictates otherwise. Serbian museums have been actively involved in FSK activities and have made considerable progress in recent period. Serbian museum profession is also one law richer, which should further improve and modernise the work of museums and cultural heritage protection in Serbia.
Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures also explained that Serbia is the most active country in the One hundred Slavic Novels collection, FSK’s oldest project, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and has so far released 87 novels.