The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is an association
governed by Swiss law founded in 1947 and based in Lausanne.
In 2015, the FIVB consists of 221 member federations and presides
over five continental confederations:
(Europe), CSV (South America) and
NORCECA (North and Central
|As FIVB's basic platform and
comprising all affiliated national federations, the
is the supreme authority. Convened every two years, the Congress
elects the President and members of the Board.
|The Board of Administration is
responsible for the overall management of the FIVB, overseeing the
work of the national federations, confederations, commissions and
councils and appoints officials including members of the Executive
|The Executive Committee is
composed of Board members and each member is charged with important
and specific responsibilities. It is assisted by
Committees and Councils.
|The FIVB President is
personally accountable before the Congress and the Board of
Administration whose decisions he is responsible for executing and
is supported by the Executive Committee members and FIVB
Brand - Our Commitment
|As the global guiding organisation for
volleyball, the FIVB upholds the highest standards to ensure that
the legacy and excellence of the sport is experienced and enjoyed
around the world.
The FIVB vision is to make volleyball the number 1 family sport entertainment in the world.
To make this vision a reality, the FIVB launched the ‘9 Goals’ in
2015 that are aimed at creating positive future growth and
Achieving these goals will drive the sport forward - spreading
volleyball to every area of the world, at every level. The money
generated through a bigger audience will be reinvested into the
development of the sport directly.
The goals were devised through a collaborative, internal process
which looked at the main areas of the organisation’s development and
- World Congress - the ultimate authority
- Board of Administration - overall management
- President - provides leadership
- Secretariat - professional staff implementing
projects and programs.
William Morgan of the YMCA in 1895 created an innovative game, something
that could show non-violent athletic power. Volleyball was born.
In 1947, the FIVB was created in Europe, when 14 pioneer countries founded
the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball and made Paris, France its
headquarters. The FIVB moved to Lausanne, Switzerland in 1984.