The 16th International Congress of Slavicists, a major scientific forum devoted to the problems of the development of Slavic languages, literature, cultures in their interaction, which is held every five years since 1929, is held in Belgrade on August 20–27.
The capital of Serbia became the center of world Slavic studies in 2018. The main work of the Congress is concentrated in the following areas:
- literature, culture, folklore;
- Slavic issues;
- Serbian Slavic Studies (special theme of the Congress).
Alexander Susha, Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus, took part in the congress. During the scientific events it is expected to discuss cooperation with foreign libraries, educational and scientific institutions in the mainstream of Slavic studies.