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President’s Speech at the Opening of the IOV’s World Youth Congress

President’s Speech at the Opening of the IOV’s World Youth Congress in Krakow, Poland July 12-16, 2017   Dear friends, I welcome you to the International Organization of Folk Art’s (IOV’s) World Youth Congress in Krakow, a beautiful city that reminds me of love and friendship. You are in one of the European Union’s leading countries in terms of heritage, civilization, and contributions to...

Report on the 5th IOV Youth Congress – Myslenice Poland

The 5th IOV Youth congress took place in My?lenice, Poland, from July 13- 16, 2017, with 20 participants from countries such as Hungary, Belarus, Vietnam, Bahrain, Syria, Guatemala, Senegal and Austria, at the Malopolska School Of Hospitality. Participants spent a week in a flurry of cultural exchange, teaching one another about stories and aspects of their heritage close to their hearts. Presenters gave away paintings, demonstrated dances and played traditional instruments, while dressed in their country’s national costumes.

Fifth IOV World Youth Congress

Dear Friends from around the World, We are happy to inform you that the Fifth International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) World Youth Congress will take place from July 12 to 17, 2017 in Myslenice, Poland. Participants should arrive on July 12 and depart on July 17, 2017. The event is organized by International Folk Meetings Malopolska, The City of Myslenice and Malopolska Region, with the assistance of IOV...

Fourth IOV World Youth Congress

The Fourth IOV World Youth Congress was held from July 29 to August 2, 2015 in Nova Petroplis, Brazil. It was organized by IOV Brazil and the City of Nova Petropolis in cooperation with IOV World. The theme of the Congress was “The Role of the Youth in Safeguarding and Transmitting the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Immigrant and Ethnic Communities in Diaspora.

FOURTH IOV WORLD YOUTH: Message by Carmen D. Padilla

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the Fourth IOV World Youth Congress. We would like to thank the leadership of Daniela Santos and the Brazil Team, Paulo Staudt, Gabrielle who have worked tirelessly in the preparations for this Congress. At the same time Paulo was also involved with the organization of the Festival Folclore of Nova Petropolis with Yedda. I congratulate them all.

IOV announces the Fourth IOV World Youth Congress

The Conference Theme is “The Role of Youth in Safeguarding and Transmitting the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Immigrant and Ethnic Communities in Diaspora. "

Bangladeshi Delegates at 1st IOV Youth Asia Congress-2014

  The first International Folk Art (IOV) Youth Asia Congress took place from January 20 to 26, 2014 at Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia. The theme of the congress was “Tastes of Asia – A Cultural Journey: Asian Peace through Cultural Understanding.” Around 90 young delegates from 16 countries of Asia participated in the week-long congress. Badrul Islam and I represented Bangladesh at the congress....

A Taste of Asia Nourishes Body and Soul

A Report on the First Asia Regional Youth Congress By: Vigneswaran Duraragh (Malaysia) “A Taste of Asia,” was the theme of the first IOV Asia youth congress, which took place in Sarawak, Malaysia this past February. The idea to organize youth at a regional level was conceived in the 3rd IOV Youth World Congress Sweden in 2012. Delegates in the congress saw a need for more youth to take part in the discussion...

IOV World Youth Congress 2012 Report

Meeting another person for the first time is a fine experience. You fumble for words, looking for a topic of conversation that both can pick up, while testing each other’s opinions in search of similarities and differences. Meeting one hundred people for the first time in one week is bewildering. There are many topics of conversations to be found, many matters of opinion to be tested. Do you think so? Have I really thought this through? What opinions are important to me? Click the title to read more.

Third IOV Youth Congress – Sweden

By Carmen D. Padilla President IOV The International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) has been in existence for 35 years in 2012. In the General Assembly which was held in Volos, ailment Greece in 2007, the presence of the young members inspired the proposal by IOV President Carmen Padilla to initiate the establishment of the IOV Youth. This resulted in the start of a series of Youth Congresses the first of which...

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