Between 8 and10 September 2022 the Luxembourgish city of Esch-sur-Alzette, this year’s European Capital of Culture, hosted the European Museum Academy’s conference and awards meeting, at which Andreja Rihter presented the international foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures and the Women Writers Route (WWR), which was certified this year by the Council of Europe’s Institute of Cultural Routes.
The summer school “Intimacy in Women’s Reading and Writing”, organised by the CEEPUS network “Women Writers in History” and the Women Writers Route (WWR) in cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Nova Gorica, brought together participants from seven European countries.
At the 26th ICOM General Conference, the Forum of Slavic Cultures and the International Council of Museums of South-Eastern Europe organised two round tables. The focus was on common roots and their importance in ensuring peace, and on the threat to heritage in states of emergencys such as war. The meeting was attended by 50 experts.
For the second time in a row, the Forum of Slavic Cultures hosted the opening event of the traditional International Translation Seminar of Slovenian Literature in the garden of Villa Zlatica. This year’s discussion evening was entitled Language Nomads: Foreign Translators in Slovenia.
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.