The 8th World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples
16-18 June 2021
in Tartu, in the Estonian National Museum
The main theme of the Congress will be “Cultural landscapes – language and mind”.
The closing of the World Congress forms part of the plenary session on the last day of the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples which starts on Friday 18 June at 10.
Working group summaries: reports by moderators Mart Rannut (moderaator / модератор) Civil society activities in preserving and developing Finno-Ugric languages Madis Arukask (moderaator / модератор) Finno-Ugric cultures – from tradition(al) to modern times Peep Mardiste (moderaator / модератор) Finno-Ugric peoples in a changing environment Sven-Erik Soosaar (moderaator / модератор) Mass media channels Adoption of the resolution of the VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples Tõnu Seilenthal Returning the title of the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture to Abja-Paluoja. Announcement of the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2022 Oliver Loode – Head of Secretariat, Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture Aivar Ruukel – Head of Jury Closing ceremony of the Congress Anneli Ott – Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia Tõnu Seilenthal – Representative of Estonians in the Consultative Committee of the Finno-Ugric Peoples. Chairman of the Congress Lembit Saarsalu (saxophone) and Olav Ehala (piano) on stage.
The organizer of the Congress, NGO Fenno-Ugria, announces that considering the current situation caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Congress will be organized in hybrid form, in-person attendees in Tartu and virtual attendees online. All online participants will have access to plenary sessions and one of the thematic session chosen. Accession to the congress will be via link sent to the connection e-mail. Event content will also be recorded and made available online to foster further discussions after the event has ended, build out a knowledge portal for event participants.
Event is part of the event series VIII World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples