Having signed the joint statement on special status at the VIII International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation this April the Forum of Slavic Cultures launched intense preparations for the November event. The FSC delegation will consist of ministers of culture of Slavic countries as well as numerous experts and artists.
Drago Jančar, Slovenian writer, playwright, essayist and one of the authors on the Slovenian list of 100 Slavic Novels received the prestigious Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša Award in Budva, Montenegro.
In the year marking the 15th anniversary of our operation the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures issued a special publication Our 15! which offers an overview of the Foundation’s activity since its inception in 2004.
Marking the 15 th anniversary of the Forum of Slavic Cultures the 8th Belgrade Festival of European Literature paid special tribute to the 100 Slavic Novels series, which was discussed by Slovenian writers Jani Virk and Vlado Žabot and Serbian editor Gojko Božović.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures took part at its second “academy” of the European Institute for Cultural Routes at the Council of Europe. The Forum presented the Women Writers’ Route project that aims to shed light on the exceptional lives and literary stories of women writers who left their mark in the struggle for human rights and the rights of women in the early 20th century.
Composed of the ministers of culture of FSC member countries the Board of the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures met at the ceremonial session. One of the items on their agenda was the future of the FSC and the Board signed a memorandum on the strengthening of the intercultural dialogue and participation of all Slavic countries. The event took place under the auspices of Marjan Šarec, Prime Minister of the RS, while Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, sent a letter of congratulations to the FSC on its 15th anniversary.
For the second consecutive year the Forum of Slavic Cultures joined the Moscow Intermuseum festival as partner. At the Živa exhibition space the FSC presented the award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site, while Dr Andreja Rihter gave a lecture on human resources in museums in the framework of the festival’s business program. She also presented Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre and participated in several expert discussions.
The 13th International Summer School of Museology took place under the auspices of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska, ICOM Slovenia and Centre for Creativity of the Museum of Architecture and Design. It also served as a platform for the FSC to present the new cultural route.