Registrations are open

The registrations for the 9th Edition of the EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit, to take place in Venice, Italy from 30 July to 4 August, is now open. To register, please sign in to MySummit at the VSS website The call for participants can be downloaded there.

The first deadline for registration is 15 March and the final deadline to register is 17 April. We recommend you to sign up as soon as possible to ensure a spot at the biggest AFS gathering in Europe this summer!


The team is complete!

We are happy to work with a diverse and highly motivated team for the organisation of this years’ VSS. The selection of prep team, support team and trainers’ team is now closed. There were many great applications for every team, and it is wonderful to see all the competences that volunteers in the network have! By following the VSS website and reading the next Herald, you will also get to know the people in the team better.


Preparatory meeting

The prep team met at the venue, San Servolo, an island in the Venetian lagoon, to draft the objectives and agenda. As a little taste, here is how the trainers coordinator Nic Coudret, describes his impressions of the meeting:

Casanova silently accompanied us on the tour of the island; we fell in love with the terraces, sunlight, moonlight, calm waves, seagull sounds, warm temperatures and even the salty smell in the air. And last but not least, the food: antipasti, primi, secondi, insalate, and many more delightful bits and pieces.

Let’s not forget the most important: we laughed. With each other, about each other, about our past and future. Despite the hard work (or thanks to it), the smile is what stays of this first preparatory meeting. And we’re certain that the smile will remain when we see you all in August, in San Servolo, Venice, Italy.

Here, you can read the full story.

The prep team consists of Alma Dora Rikardsdottir (AFS ISL) as PR and Plenary Coordinator, Claudia Chiaperotti (AFS ITA) as Support Team Coordinator, Gert Lucas (AFS GER) as IT Manager, Inga Menke (EFIL) as Team Coordinator, Ingvild Grini (EFIL/AFS NOR) as EFIL Intern, Mira Wold (AFS NOR) as PR and Design Coordinator, Nic Coudret (AFS NED) as Trainers Coordinator and Sabrina Brunetti (AFS ITA) as Home Office Liaison.


Herald is out

The Herald, VSS’ very own newsletter, is out with its first edition for this year, and can be read here. Remember to follow us on social media such as Instagram (@efilvss) and Facebook (EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit). Looking forward to Venice with you!