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 meeting took place via the Google Meeting platform in European local time.
Below is a short report of what was discussed at the meeting
1. Welcome greetings from the president of IOV Youth Ivana Jandras and the general secretary of IOV World Fabrizio Cattaneo
2. New president introduced herself
3. Brief presentation of all members – where they are from and what their main interests are
4. Presentation of short-term and long-term goals of IOV youth
4.1. Short–term goals – Collection of multimedia content of IOV youth members for sharing on social networks. Tagging on posts for the purpose of sharing and gathering new followers. Delivery of high-resolution images and videos to the IOV Youth president for the purpose of creating posts on IOV Youth social networks.
4.2. Long–term goals – The project Lets come together – time to change – the creation of an online platform for members of the IOV World organization – for the purpose of online communication, up-to-date monitoring of the organization’s members and list of current members, monitoring of membership fees, fresh information about festivals, projects, published books, easier communication between members. Providing a platform where users can discuss, exchange information and share their passion for culture in an accessible manner.
4.3. In the future – After establishing Iov Youth as a strong branch of IOV World – creating crowdfunding – through which funds for the scholarship would be collected – every year one member or organization wins a free trip to one of the festivals or events of their choice from the IOV festival calendar. Applications for the scholarship would be made through video content or pictures – the same would be published on social networks and serve as a basis for deciding who will win the annual scholarship. – encouraging young people to actively participate in the work of the organization and thus be adequately rewarded.
4.4. Encouraging the academic community of young people to participate in the work of the organization with their scientific articles and published books that would be promoted through social networks and the IOV website.
4.5. Erasmus program – low budget seminars – similar to student programs – program lasting a maximum of one week, collecting and exchanging knowledge, handicrafts, dance, music and songs of different cultures of the world.
4.6. In the future IOV Youth is also planned a live meeting
5. Discussion about the presented goals
6. End of meeting and checking-out
The meeting was structured and productive, it presented important topics of the organization’s long-term plans and the most effective ways of reaching the main goal, of strengthening and growing the IOV Youth community.