On the initiative of Ioan Cristescu, Director of the National Museum of Romanian Literature, and Virgil Stefano Nitulescu from the National Rural Museum of Romania, a seminar on Museums that Count in Europe took place in Bucharest. Among other things, it aimed at strengthening the links between the FSK and the EMA with experts from Romania, a country bordering on the Slavic world and where the FSK could expand its activities in the future.
With the aim of enriching the programme activities in Villa Zlatica and developing new audiences, the Forum of Slavic Cultures has teamed up with the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre. The theatre presented itself for the first time in the garden of the Villa Ivan Hribar, the former Mayor of Ljubljana, with two sold-out performances of Sapramouse.
The Women Writers Route has been certified by the European Institute for Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The Women Writers Route is the first of the 48 Council of Europe Cultural Routes to be based in Slovenia.
Dr. Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, and Maja Gojković, President of the Board , met for a working meeting at the FSK headquarters in Villa Zlatica.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures, based in the renovated Villa Zlatica, has accepted the invitation to join the programme of the Open House Slovenia festival for the second time in a row. They delighted many visitors with a free tour of the renovated home of former Ljubljana Mayor Ivan Hribar.
Dr. Andreja Rihter, Director of the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK), was a special guest at an international conference in Bursa, Turkey, where she spoke about the importance of intangible cultural heritage and presented examples of good practice from the Slavic world. She also met with the Mayor of Bursa, this year’s cultural capital of the part of the world, where Turkic languages are spoken.
The Women Writers Cultural and Tourism Route was presented at the meeting of the Governing Board of the Council of Europe’s Extended Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes, which will take the final decision on the award of the Council of Europe Cultural Route certificates to this year’s candidates in the coming weeks.
As part of the programme of the Centre of the Forum of Slavic Cultures in Belgrade, a literary evening dedicated to the Bulgarian writer Zdravka Evtimova and her novel “Thursday” took place at the National Library of Serbia. The work, translated into Serbian by Elizabeta Georgiev, was published in the 100 Slavic Novels collection.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures has been in regular contact with Ukrainian museums in recent weeks. In the pursuit of networking cultural and other institutions, which is also the mission of the FSK, they have already held several online meetings with representatives of museums in Ukraine and other partners, and have launched a special webpage dedicated to Ukrainian cultural heritage.