On 19 October 2017, at 10:00 a.m., a solemn opening of the International Scientific Forum "Traditional Belarusian Costume in European Cultural Space" will be held at the NASB Center for the Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research (vul. Surhanava 1/2). Leading scientists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia will participate in it. During the forum, new models of social functioning of the traditional costume, as well as new models of the use and development of valuable national heritage in modern conditions will be considered. The forum results will help to highlight the priority and long-term objectives of further social and cultural development of the Republic of Belarus in the context of pan-European cultural processes.