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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...

Happy New Year from the members of the Executive Committee

The New Executive Committee of IOV

During the General Assembly in Bergamo (Italy), ed delegations from 37 countries elected the new Executive Committee of IOV. On the picture from left to right: Fabrizio Cattaneo (Secretary), Marcel Oelbrandt (Secretary-General), Hans Holz (Vice-President), new IOV President Ali Khalifa, next to Honorary President Carmen Padilla, Emma Chen Höfler (Vice-President) and Henk Huijser (Treasurer). Click photo to...


Check out the agenda for the 2016 IOV WORLD GENERAL ASSEMBLY.


Carmen D. Padilla, the president of the International Organization of Folk Art – IOV World has been awarded with Diploma and the Honorable sign of the European Association of Folklore Festivals – EAFF. The highest award was bestowed personally by the president of the Association – Kaloyan Nikolov.

Mario ATZORI: Materiali De Seta da diffondere

International Festival of Documentary Ethnographic dedicated to the famous Italian filmmaker: Vittorio De Seta. Enclosed is the Regulation, the tender and the application form for participation . The selected short or long films will be screened on 24 and 25; The winners will be announced on the 26th.


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IOV in Broad Perspective

NGO conference in Santa Susanna IOV is accredited to UNESCO. A five-year-old status where it can be proud of, because in the world there are only 178 accredited NGOs. From 6 to June 13, 2015 took place in Santa Susanna (near Barcelona, Sp.), the first international conference of NGOs accredited to the Intergovernmental Committee of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The...

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.

A Christmas Message

On behalf of the IOV Board, 40mg we would like to extend to the members and friends of IOV throughout the world a message of peace. As the year 2015 comes to a close we recall once more with gratitude the work and cooperation of the many members of IOV who have done wonderfully in promoting the objectives of our organization for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage of our countries. There are...

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