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2021-07-26 Presidium Announcement: The IVV Office has contacted all national associations to ask if they are a member of or have contact their own National Olympic Committee.

2021-07-08 Presidium News: Strategic Plan [Update] The Presidium will meet in Sardinia Aug 04-07 2021 to set the strategies, priorities and timelines for the Strategic Plan.

IVV-Austria Congress of Delegates - IVV Secretary Dannemark will represent the Presidium at the IVV-Austria Delegates Meeting in Gallspach on July 10. [Update] Report  Photo

2021-07-04 Presidium news: President Colantonio and Secretary Dannemark will meet with a representative of the Luxembourg Olympic Committee on July 06.

2021-07-04 Presidium news: President Colantonio and Secretary Dannemark will meet on July 05 with IML Walking Association President Marc Müller in Luxembourg.

2021-07-04 Presidium news: Vice-President Fawcett attended a 2-day virtual conference held by TAFISA (The Association for International Sports for All) on June 28 & 29. TAFISA has developed a 2-year plan to respond to members’ needs and challenges, based on input given to a survey done in May.  The 6-part INTERACT project has been launched with the aim of supporting members in the most direct manners possible. [Update]  Report

2021-06-28 Presidium news: Work is being done to create a PowerPoint presentation to be used for presentation purposes at events. The PowerPoint presentation was preferred over a video as it can be updated at any time if needed. An updated IVV information flyer will be created. A first draft by the graphic designer is already available. [Update] - The text has been approved and the flyers will be published in German / English. If IVV member countries wish to have the flyers printed in their own language, the text will be provided in English.

2021-06-24 Presidium news: With the support of IVV-Luxembourg, contact with the IOC in Luxembourg has been established. A date is to be arranged in August/September, the goal being recognition of the IVV. The visit to Luxembourg will also be used to further deepen the cooperation with the IML, and a meeting with the responsible persons will be organized. Furthermore, active work is being done on the Strategic Plan for the IVV. Including representatives of the IVV Presidium, 12 IVV member associations are represented in the working groups.

A first physical IVV Presidium meeting will be scheduled for August 2021, as it is assumed that travel by all participants will be possible by then. During the IVV Europiad in Sillian in October, another Presidium meeting will be held. A third meeting this year will be held in Portugal in November to visit the new IVV Club there, and to have official meetings with the Mayor and other local representatives.

2021-06-22 Presidium news:  After requests from several federations, the IVV Presidium agrees to send IVV stamps to walkers on paper or stickers/labels after the records have been sent digitally, without having to submit the original record book. This will facilitate processing during redemption. It is assumed that the responsible persons carefully check the active and successful participation according to IVV guidelines point A 12.

2021-06-20 Presidium news: IVV-Americas has been informed that the start-up loan of 5000 Euros does not have to be paid back, as it has been done with the other continental associations IVV-Europe and IVV-Asia.

2021-06-01 Presidium news: Decisions taken by the IVV Presidium will henceforth be announced on this page, rather than by separate copies of minutes as has been done in the past. Presidium meetings will be held approximately every two weeks..

2021-06-01 Announcement: IVV-Canada is saddened by the loss of the President of the first Volkssport club in Canada, Ron Colpitts. He was also the founding President of IVV-Canada in 1987.

2021-05-21 Announcement: The Registration Form for the IML/IVV-CUP Algarve|Portugal Walking Festival in Amaixial March 05-06, 2022 is now available.

2021-04-22 Announcement - RESCHEDULED EVENT - The event in Portugal scheduled for April 24/25, 2021 has been postponed to May 08/09, 2021.

2021-04-15  Announcement - The IVV Presidium and entire Volkssport community express their deepest sorrow and condolences upon the recent passing of Ana Beatriz Cordeiro, wife of Ayrton Violento, former president of Anda Brasil. She and her husband were very congenial and generous hosts of the 2016 IVV Congress in Brazil. Ana was also the current Vice-President of Anda Brasil.

2021-11-15  Announcement - Cape Verde announces a new hiking program, Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde  Nov 16-23, 2021

2021-04-09  Announcement - Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic, the 5th Hochpustertal Europiade 2021 has been postponed. The 5th Europiade will be rescheduled for October 20th through October 23rd 2021. Location and program will stay the same, as of now. Further information can be found on the IVV-Austria homepage:

2021-03-29  Announcement - The IVV Presidium announces a major new project.

2021-03-19  Announcement  The Short Report from the Presidium meeting of Feb. 10, 2021 has been posted here.

2021-03-15  RESCHEDULED EVENT - IVV/IML Cup 2022: Ameixial, Quarteira, Portugal New Date: March 5/6 2022

2021-03-14  Announcements - RESCHEDULED EVENT The 5th Asianpiad in Vladivostok, Russia will take place Oct 22-23, 2022, followed by the 17th IVV Olympiad in Seoul, South Korea from Oct 28-31, 2022.

2021-03-08  Announcement - It is with sadness that we inform the IVV community of the recent passing of Martin HETT, a former president of the FFSP. He was also IVV Vice-President for 20 years. He received the IVV Pin of Honour in 1991.

2021-03-01      Announcement - RESCHEDULED EVENT  The IVV/IML Cup in Schweix/Germany is postponed to next year June 4/5 2022

2021-02-18  RESCHEDULED EVENT - CROATIA -  The Hrvatski Festival Hodanja has been rescheduled to 2021-09-04/05

2021-02-20  Announcement - Cape Verde Walking Festival: 2021-11-19/21   Social media

2021-02-11  EVENT CANCELLATION - The walking event scheduled for 06-07 March 2021 in Portugal has been cancelled.

2021-01-06  At the recent IVV Congress held in Altötting, Germany, Raymond Claude, retiring IVV Secretary was awarded the IVV Pin of Honour by President Colantonio.



2020-12-18  The minutes of the recent IVV Congress are available here and in the Documents and Resources folder.

2020-12-09  The schedule for the IML/IVV Cooperation Cup Events in 2021 has been posted here. UPDATE! IVV-Indonesia confirms its event in Jakarta Nov. 20-21, 2021.

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