Ghana National Section is born!

IOV – Ghana National section a chapter of International Organisation of Folk Art ( IOV – World), is a non – governmental, non – profit organisation, which was founded in Austria, in 1979, to preserve Folk cultural heritage in all forms. Currently it’s under the presendency of IOV – World President Dr. Ali Abdullah Khalifa, […]

European Sector Meeting 2024

Dear friends,we are very excited to confirm : IOV – EUROPEAN SECTOR MEETING 2024 – Activity Planning  You will be welcome you in January in Oeiras. We are sure it will be a fruitful meeting and I hope you feel welcome.This invitation is open to all IOV OFFICIAL SECTION delegations in Europe and also to […]

Thanks for IOV Executive Board in Salzburg!

The E. B meeting in Salzburg- Austria 25-26 Nov. 2923 was grate and fruitful . IOV in great movement , with very high level of responsibility to Folk Art & Folk Culture.Thanks for all IOV Executive Board Members,Special thanks for our dear Gunther for the excellent preparation and comfortable accomodation. Your kind spirit was in […]

9th ICCN General assembly in Kozhikode, India: IOV World President Ali Khalifa’s key note speech

In his address, President Khalifa applauded the theme for this year’s assembly, which was “Celebrating Diversity, Preserving Heritage: Sustaining Intangible Cultural Legacy,” and reaffirmed the shared goals of the ICCN and the IOV, which include promoting and raising awareness on Intangible Cultural Heritage and diversity. He also spoke about the IOV’s mission to support and […]

16th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture: call for papers and abstracts (till October 31st)

IOV Science and Research Commission for Europe, IOV Italian Section, University of Molise, Italy, Department of Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences and Center of Research BIOCULT organize IOV 16th European International Scientific Conference of Folk Culture “Intangible Cultural Heritage on the Move. Debates, Processes, Perspectives”. The conference will be held from March 21st to 22th, […]

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 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.