Several sessions of the Fourth World Romani Congress in Serock (near Warsaw) dealt with Romani culture and language (and its possible standardisation). Therefore, the meeting was attended by several well-known writers and intellectuals, among them Ian Hancock, Šaban Ilija, Šaip Jusuf, Leksa Manuš and Luminiţa Mihai Cioabă.
One of the sessions addressed the international Romani literature scene and included poetry readings by the authors themselves. Like them, the chairman of the session Rajko Djurić gave his introductory lecture in Romani, covering the spectrum from early Romani writers of the 19th century to current representatives of Romani literature from various European countries. He thereby referred to numerous poets and writers and their works and responded to questions from the audience asked spontaneously during the lecture. He concluded by introducing the first poetry reading.