IOV 15th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture: call for abstracts

IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, IOV Latvian Section, Latvia National Centre for Culture and The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia organize IOV 15th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture “Intangible cultural heritage in European social space: artistry and cultural practices”. The conference will be held from September 3rd to 4th, 2023, in […]

IOV World Youth online meeting

On May 5, 2023, the IOV Youth Community had its first meeting after the IOV Youth Assembly in Sarjah in March, where a new youth president was elected. Since the online meeting was attended by members from different countries of the world such as Puerto Rico, Canada, Italy, Brazil, India, Uzbekistan, Poland and Croatia, the […]

IOV Youth assembly Sharjah 2023

In the period of 9 – 11 March, the IOV Youth Assembly took place as part of the IOV World General Assembly in Sharjah (UAE). At the beginning of the assembly, former president Anderson Pinheiro presented the work of IOV Youth over the past two years. Despite the difficult conditions of the corona, Anderson did […]

Sharijah 2023 World General Assembly

IOV World General Assembly was held in the United Arab Emirates. In the Emirate of Sharjah, a few steps from Dubai, 52 delegations from different nations of the world met from 8 to 12 March to give voice to the cultural heritage of the different peoples of the earth. On the agenda IOV World General […]

Internal rules: approved the changes

The internal rules (IR) clarify matters arising from the bylaws. Under no circumstances can the IR contradict or overrule the bylaws. Adaptation and amendment of the IR are within the competence of the Board of Directors. The internal rules have been accepted at GA, on 12th November 2016 and modified and approved at Sharijah UAE […]

Approved the new Bylaws

On March 9, 2023, IOV World General Assembly has approved the revisions to the Bylaws of the World organization. Click here to read and download the new bylaws.

IOV’s President attends Arab Cultural Heritage Day in Cairo

The president of the International Organisation of Folk Art (IOV), the poet Ali Abdullah Khalifa, will be in attendance at the forum hosted by the Department of Culture and Dialogue of Civilizations of the General Secretary of the Arab League from February 24th to February 26th in Cairo. The Department of Culture and Dialogue of […]

2023 IOV World General Assembly

Dear IOV-Members, dear friends, Greetings! you will find attached the announcements of WGA  2023 (click here to read and download it).The 2023 IOV World General Assembly will take place in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.Participants should arrive in Sharjah at 2023 March 8th and plan to depart on March 12th.The General Assembly will start on the […]