Forum of Slavic Cultures
The Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK) is an international foundation, a non-profit and non-government organisation, whose idea emerged in the cultural circles at the turn of the 21th century. The FSK was officially founded in 2004, and today unites more than 300 million Slavs in 13 Slavic countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Ukraine. The Forum head office is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Forum has undertaken various joint cultural projects, in the fields of literature, publishing, heritage, food cultures, design, fashion and archives.
The Forum presents the annual Živa Award for the Best Slavic Museum and for the Best Heritage Site in Slavic countries aims at identifying, encouraging, rewarding and promoting experiments, projects, practices in the museum sector within the specific cultural and geographical framework of the European countries of Slavic culture recognizing the peculiarities and specific values of the Slavic world with its story, its traditions, its heritage, its common and sometimes contradictory roots as well as its problems.