International Mother Language Day
 
A survey of the preceding events marking the International Mother Language Day in Kovačica

21. 02. 2001.
The round table topic: The Importance of the Native Language for Preserving Folk and Traditional Art
Keynote speaker: Prof. Marija Mijavcova, PhD, University of Novi Sad
At the Babka Gallery: Solo exhibition by Zuzana Vereský

21. 02. 2002.
The round table topic: Language - the Right of Choice and its Abundance
Keynote speaker: Prof. Svenka Savić, PhD, University of Novi Sad
At the Babka Gallery: A group exhibition – Z. Vereský, D. Milojević, L. Dvoračko and A. Mezin

21. 02. 2003.
The round table topic: Naive art Today – The Relationship between Visual Arts and the Native Language
Keynote speaker: Marija Vračević, Senior Curator, The Museum of Naive Art, Jagodina
At the Babka Gallery: Sample of the coming exhibition at UNESCO

21. 02. 2004.
The round table topic: Copyright Protection in the Sphere of Traditional Knowledge
Keynote speaker: Aleksandar Petrović, PhD, Institute of Intellectual Property
At the Babka Gallery: An exhibition of Pannonian Miniatures

21. 02. 2005.
The round table topic: The Role of the Serbian and Slovak Communities in the Protection and Sustainable Development of Kovačica
Keynote speakers: Borislav Šundrić, Serbian Ministry of Culture; Jan Babik, Phd Ministry of the Republic of Slovakia
At the Babka Gallery: An international exhibition of Pannonian miniatures

21. 02. 2006.
The round table topic: What is Intangible Culture - How to Recognize and Preserve it?
Keynote speaker: Vesna Filipović-Nikolić, Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
At the Babka Gallery: An exhibition inspired by original native language songs

21. 02. 2007.
The round table topic: Where is the Naive Art of Kovačica of the 21st Century?
Keynote speaker: Pavel Babka
At the Babka Gallery: Sample of the coming exibition at The European Commission in Brussels

21. 02. 2008.
The round table topic: The Importance of the Native Language for Preserving Creatiве Authenticity
Keynote speaker: Prof. Zorica Tomić, PhD, cultural historian
At the Babka Gallery: A group exhibition – K. Đurišova, E. Husarikova, Z. Veresky, Z. Jarmocky, V. Svetolikova, N. Korenj

21. 02. 2009.
The panel discussion topic: The Roma Culture and Its Influence on the Culture of other National Communities.
Keynote Speaker: Sofka Vasiljković, Vice-President of the National Council of the Roma National Minority in Serbia
At the Babka Gallery: The Life of the Roma – a Source of Inspiration for the Naive Painters of Vojvodina

21. 02. 2010.
The panel discussion; Keynote Speaker: Ms Jasna Zrnović, Secretary General of the Serbian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO
At the Babka Gallery: A group exhibition – A. Mezin, Z. Vereský, R. Markov, K. Babka, N. Mijailović

21. 02. 2011.
The panel discussion: The Meaning and Importance of the Mother Language in Perserving Folk and Traditional Art of National Minorities and Ethnic Groups in Serbia
At the Babka Gallery: Promotion of the first Multi-Media Encyclopedia on the Slovak Naive Art

21. 02. 2012.
The panel discussion: Oral Tradition of National Minorities as Part of the Intangible Heritage of Serbia
Keynote speaker: Dušica Živković, Assistant Minister of cultural heritage and President of the National Committee for Safeguarding the Cultural Intangible Heritage of Serbia
At the Babka Gallery: Exhibition, Kovačica – the Mecca of world's naïve art

21. 02. 2013
The panel discussion: Multicultural Cities in the Pannonian Space
Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr Catherine Horel, Research Director at the French National Centre
for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris
At the Babka Gallery: Exhibition Pannonian Miniature, Košice 2013 – European Capital of Culture in Kovačica