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Since 1970 CIOFF has worked for the saveguarding and promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage through folk dance, music, rituals, games, costumes, traditional arts and so on. CIOFF is organizing more than 250 folklore festivals all over the world and exchange about 50.000 exchange of mainly young artist. CIOFF is in official partnership with UNESCO and is accredited to provide advisory services to the ICH Committee of UNESCO. Every year we organise a Congress, Cultural Conference and Open Forum.

Domain(s): performing arts; social practices, rituals and festive events;
traditional craftsmanship.

Main Safeguarding measures: a) identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making); b) preservation, protection; c) promotion, enhancement; d) transmission, (non-) formal education; e) revitalization.

Main countries where the NGO works:
 all 5 continents. More than 90 countries are CIOFF members.
Local, national or international level of the NGO: there is a national section in each member state belonging to 6 World Sectors – 3 in Europe, North America, South and Latin America and Asia-Oceania.


Year of accreditation: 2012
Main country where the NGO works: International
Social: Facebook
Address: 167 bd de la villette – 75010 PARIS
Telephone: +33153384720
Responsible NGO: Representative to UNESCO: Jean-Pascal MARIOT - Youth representative to UNESCO: Yajaira Garcia -


  • hello, how are you? We are a folk dance association Music
    from Algeria. We want to participate in the festival with you
    mohamed alioui

    It is an honor for us to participate with you in the festival. We are honored to be acquainted with your culture We have a collection in music, singing folklore music and modern music Thank you very much

  • pawan kumar says:

    hello sir,Me pawan kumar the director of SURTAAL CLUB (REGD) RAIKOT want to say that my group has participated in many international dance festivels and dance compitions like Canada , England , Dubai , Singhapur , Malaysia , Thailand ,Russia and many other countries . and now we want to come to your festival. please kindly grant me the application .
    My team will be very honured to visit your country

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