European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL) contributes to Europe’s future by providing intercultural education, European citizenship and the active participation of European citizens in the continent’s life. The European Union and the Council of Europe are EFIL’s core Partners for European fundraising, policy-setting and sharing.
EFIL Volunteers Summer Summit 2017: Hellishólar, Iceland
The theme of the Volunteer Summer Summit this year is “Equal Opportunities.” The Preparatory Team, the Support Team and the Trainers Team made up of volunteer from around Europe are already working hard to make this a great event.
Registrations are open until 1 May 2017.
About EFILThe European Federation for Intercultural Learning: the federation of AFS organisations in Europe.
AdvocacyEngage in overall advocacy of Intercultural Learning on the European level and lobby to remove structural obstacles to youth exchanges, meanwhile confirming and strengthening EFIL’s position as a key player in providing Intercultural Learning opportunities and ensuring EFIL’s involvement in strategic alliances of interest to the AFS core business.
VoiceCommunicate EFIL related issues internally and through external communication channels to stakeholders, in order to inform, engage and inspire internal and external audiences about EFIL’s work and mission. Share and spread knowledge and expertise about Intercultural Learning and mobility in the network.
Projects & ProgrammesOffer attractive projects and programmes that foster European identity and intercultural understanding, this way supporting Member Organisations to grow with quality through empowering their volunteer networks, increasing their visibility and/or help them grow their sending/hosting number
AcademySupport Member Organisations in gaining knowledge and developing skills and intercultural competences, by offering training opportunities for their volunteers and staff, so that they will be better equipped to grow with quality, and be empowered to operate within the AFS and European environment.
ExpandEnlarge the Federation by developing new partner representations in European countries where there is no current presence of EFIL/AFS, with focus on the European Union.
2017 is EFIL’s year of Inclusion
In 2017 EFIL will focus on the topic of ‘Inclusive intercultural learning: exchange organisations contributing to equal opportunities for young people’. Throughout the year numerous activities will take place around Europe focusing on different aspect of inclusion.
Discover our Activites
The objective of the campaign #RecogniseStudyAbroad is to raise awareness among policy-makers and educational stakeholders about the lack of recognition of long-term pupil exchanges.
News about advocacy
EFIL supports Charlotte Klinting in the election of the Advisory Council on YouthOn Saturday 22 April YFJ member organisations will vote on who should represent them in the Council of Europe’s Advisory…
#RecogniseStudyAbroad Written Questions in the European ParliamentThe highly positive impact of learning mobility on youth has been proven, recognised and supported via concrete measures and programmes…
Recognition of Non Formal LearningEFIL is a non formal education provider, and so are its members, AFS organisations in Europe. We believe in the…
News about our activities
Intercultural Learning and Global Citizenship EducationIntercultural learning Intercultural learning is the main objective of EFIL, therefore we engage in advocacy at European level on this…
Forum on Intercultural Learning and ExchangeFollowing the Berlin Conference ‘Moving Beyond Mobility’ in 2008, AFS Italy and Fondazione Intercultura organised the First and Second Forum on…
Moving beyond MobilityInternational Educational Conference “Moving beyond Mobility” October 13/14, 2008, Berlin A conference for researchers, practitioners and experts in the field…
Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange
Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange ‘The intercultural training of teachers: from theory to practice’ will take place 2-5 November in Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy.
The 8th edition of the Forum will gather about 60 experts and practitioners on the topic of intercultural training of teachers, its links with the assessment of global competency in 2018 and the need for commitment of the school leadership to ensure ICL is included in the school life.