IOV Youth

The bylaws of IOV provide in 5 Commissions. The ‘IOV Youth Commission’ is Chaired by Luba Petrova Pirgova,
Visitors who want to be active in this commission and wish to become a member, contact :

Fifth International Organization of Folk Art (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 World.


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

How it works?

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.