The 8th World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples will take place from the 17th to 19th in June 2020, in the recently opened Estonian National Museum in Tartu, Estonia. The main theme of the 8th Congress will be “Cultural landscapes – language and mind”.
The participants of the Congress will be delegations from different parliaments and ministries of culture, education and of foreign affairs from a variety of Finno-Ugric countries, and others.
The main theme of the Congress will be “Cultural landscapes – language and mind”. Language preservation, language imparting and bilingual issues, as well as climate change and cultural innovation will be discussed at thematic sessions during the event. The opportunities of traditional and new media channels as well as the application of contemporary linguistic technologies within networks of Finno-Ugric peoples will also be discussed.
Furthermore, there will be an abundant side-programme concurrent to the official congress, engaging the wide public where all who are interested are welcome.
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid also invited the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to the congress in Tartu during their first meeting on the 8th of April 2019. He has yet to respond.
Read more about the event here.