The International foundation Forum of Slavic cultures, based in Slovenia, connect 13 Slavic countries. On its 15th Anniversary the institution has received the honorary status of the Special Program of the Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The official delegation of the FSC will be headed by Andreja Rihter, Director of the FSC.
Andreja Rihter has actively supported national and international projects for preservation and promotion of cultural heritage for over twenty years. In 2000–2004 Ms. Richter held the position of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. In 2010–2011 she headed the Subcommittee on Cultural Heritage of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Since 2009 she has headed the Forum of Slavic Cultures.
Ms. Rihter will speak at the Third International Conference 'Cultural Routes of the Slavic World on the Map of Europe' that will be held in the framework of the Special Program of the Forum of Slavic Cultures. Promising projects of cultural routes covering territories of several regions or countries and other events aimed at popularization and preservation of Slavic heritage will be discussed at the Conference. At the Roundtable Discussion 'Development of Cooperation between the Forum of Slavic Cultures and Regions of the Russian Federation' Ms. Rihter will present the FSC's projects that open prospects for interaction of the Foundation and cultural, educational and tourist institutions from various regions of our country.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures is an international foundation, a non-profit and non-governmental organization uniting 10 states (Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Ukraine). Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic participate in the Foundation's activities with observer status. The FSC works to strengthen the ties between Slavic cultures, promotes the heritage of Slavic peoples, their contribution into art, science and global dialogue.
Over recent years representatives of the FSC take active part in the work of sections of the Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum. An offer to grant the FSC a special status and to form a separate program for the organizations was discussed on the margins of the Forum in 2018. A respective agreement was signed between the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Forum of Slavic Cultures in April 2019.
This year the FSC will present an extensive program dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the organization at the Forum. Besides, members of the FSC delegation will be speakers of such sections as 'Mass Communications', 'Literature and Reading', 'Theatre', and a thematic Track 'Culture and Society'.
The status of a Special Program of the Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum has been introduced in 2019. The new status is aimed at the broadest and most vivid representation of a country or an organization at the Forum through discussion events and the Cultural Program. This year the status of a Special Program has also been granted to the Turkish Republic.