IOV members can remain members of IOV Youth until their 36th birthday. To join IOV Youth, young people pay only half of the membership (in 2017: € 10,00 or $ 12,50).
The bylaws of IOV provide in 5 Commissions. The ‘IOV Youth Commission’ is co-chaired by Oyuna Baldakova and Minara Guliyeva.
Visitors who want to be active in this commission and wish to become a member, contact Oyuna: firstname.lastname@example.org
IOV World has a Youth Commission. This commission organizes a Youth Congress every two years in the edge of another event. In 2017 the Fifth Youth Congress is organized in the edge of the 'International Folk Meetings Malopolska 2017', Myslenice, Poland, 12-17 July. Take a look at this page.
Earlier Youth Congresses:
- 2011: Bountiful, Utah, USA
- 2012: Stockholm and Tjorn, Sweden
- 2013: Nanjing, China
- 2015: Nova Petropolis, Brazil
Any member of IOV, under 36, can become a member of the Youth Commission. This works independently of the board of IOV World.
The Chair of the Youth Commission is automatically a member of the IOV World Board of Directors.