After attending the European Youth Forum General Assembly in Varna, Bulgaria, Inga Menke (EFIL staff), used the opportunity to meet with funders and with local volunteers of Intercultural Exchanges Bulgaria (IEB), our partner organisation in Bulgaria. The meetings in Varna were mostly update meetings to see how the region is developing. It became clear during the meetings that Varna is ready to start hosting students. Once all agreements are signed with AFS International, EFIL will be ready to support Intercultural Exchanges Bulgaria (IEB) to start hosting in the near future.