Since its founding in 1979, IOV has been committed to providing motivation and support to organisations and individuals involved in the study, practice, and dissemination of cultural values such as folklore, indigenous science and research, folk art, and all other aspects of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
Plan IOV 2020
Plan IOV 2020 is an action plan spanning four years; adopted at the most recent IOV General Assembly held in Bergamo, Italy. The event took place in November of 2016.
Plan IOV 2020 aims to institutionalize standards and practices that will establish IOV as a professional global organization. IOVs board members are volunteers.
Plan IOV 2020 mandates the creation of five core commissions and six IOV Regions worldwide.
The five core commissions include:
Plan IOV 2020 has twenty key goals that have been grouped into three strategic goals. These are: