Since 1970, the CIOFF® works at the international level for the preservation and trans-national dissemination of traditional culture. It supports particularly the intangible handed down heritage which is expressed in dances, music, games, conventions, costumes and other customs.
It supports the activities of its members and works with non-governmental organizations that are active in fields of folklore and cultural heritage.
The CIOFF® is acting with his work for international understanding and peace.
The CIOFF® is divided into six sections (North, Central Europe, Southern Europe and Africa, Latin America, Asia and Oceania and Europe). These sections are divided into national sections and the CIOFF® Deutschland e. V. is one of them.