Regional Delphic Council (RDC)

International Regions & Continents


To form a Regional Delphic Council (RDC) – named after the respective region / continent – is considered as the leading regional institution as direct branch of the International Delphic Council. The RDC has to work in close relation with supranational private / public organisations in the respective area and should include existing National Delphic Councils and their national organisations, federations, institutions in arts, culture, and tourism according the Statutes & Bye-Laws of the International Delphic Council is required.

The establishment of a Regional Delphic Council (RDC) at regional & continental level should take place according national law in closest legal relation to the worldwide Head Office, the International Delphic Council. The procedure to establish a RDC should be carried out through the following steps:

  • Research to find a renowned initiating person related to the subjects of the Delphic Movement willing and able to successfully invite key persons & decision makers of the region/country to invite respective organisations into a meeting.
  • At this information meeting those personalities should be present who are interested in becoming a founding member of the RDC. The success of a future RDC is directly dependent on its acceptance within the respective region / continent and amongst the far-sighted “founding mothers and fathers”.
  • The RDC founding has to involve personalities of reasonable number of related nations with respective reputation to assure region & continental wide representation.
  • The implementation of a RDC as public benefit non-governmental organisation (NGO) has to be carried out carefully, in accordance to the IDC statutes and properly registered in accordance to national legal requirements.
  • After registration of the Regional Delphic Council (RDC) a set of documents, attested by a notary public, i.e. statutes, registration as well as the founding protocol (translated into English) has to be sent to IDC headquarters.
  • On having reviewed those documents, the IDC grants official membership – as long as there are no reasons to the contrary.
  • The most significant rights and obligations are stated in the IDC statutes and the IDC Bye-laws, i.e. that you are required to acknowledge the Delphic Council at national level as highest authority, to participate in the biannual Delphic Games / Junior Delphic Games / Regional Delphiads and its membership sessions, participation in commissions and meetings.
  • Financial obligations are a fee according last IDC Amphictyony resolution
The Regional Delphic Council is directly connected with the IDC
  • to unite within their range of activities to promote and support IDC Members and those organizations related to arts, culture and education and to pursue Delphic Services as far as possible within its region
  • to encourage its members to initiate local events, national Delphiads, participate in Delphic Games / Delphiads
  • to unite voluntary organizations working in the field of dance, music, costumes, customs and other expressions of traditional culture, as well as individual scientists (scholars), interested persons and institutions, and
  • to coordinate activities according to their national conditions and legislation and to the aims of IDC (conditions are outlined in the internal regulations) and to cooperate with the corresponding UNESCO national commissions.
Design of a Regional & Continental Delphic Council

has to involve members of the respective region / continent country – representing the region as a whole.

  • Democratic (Elections)
    • Provide list of elected board members and election procedures (term of election, Voting procedures)
    • Provide bye-laws (constitution / statutes)
    • To be updated after each election
  • Representative (how many members)
    • a list of categories of members accepted
    • representing traditional culture, according to the Bye-Laws and IDC Statutes
    • Numbers of members; how many members has a Delphic Council
  • Open (open to any interested festival, group, organization or individual to join)
    • List of each category of membership
    • Representation of: Musical Arts & Electronic Sounds / Performing Arts / Language Arts / Visual Arts / Social Arts & Communication / Ecological Arts & Architecture
  • Communicative (response to communications)
    • Response to Communication – please reply shortly
    • Thank you / No interest / No group / or forward the message to the relevant person with copy to the sender
  • Monitoring
    • To complete online under the Transparency Program
    • Annual Report to be delivered before the end of April
    • Both to do every year

In cooperation with the respective

  • National Arts Federations, Associations, etc.
  • International Arts Federations, Associations, etc.