In each edition of EFILife, we dedicate some space to partner news, including personnel changes as well as relevant events that have taken place over the past months.

AFS Sweden is currently in the process of integrating the operations of the programs with Denmark. Because of this change, the decision was taken to cancel the summer program of 2019. If you have any questions or thoughts, please contact [email protected], Partner Director.

From AFS Austria comes the news that Sibylle Eberhard has decided to leave AFS and pursue new professional endeavors. The recruitment of a replacement was successful and Stefanie Brandwein started as new sending coordinator on 4 February. Stefanie is an AFSer herself (to the US) and has been actively involved in volunteering for AFS Germany between 2007 and 2010. She holds a BA in education and moved to Vienna last summer. Since then she has been volunteering for the local chapter in Vienna. You can reach Stefanie at: [email protected]

AFS Germany announced the departure of Yukiko Elisabeth Kobayashi as National Director in December 2018. After a brief and intensive recruitment process, AFS Germany is happy to share the news that Marcel Krause, former Partner Director of AFS Spain, has been appointed as new National Director of AFS Germany, effective as of 1 April 2019.

AFS France is looking for a French-speaking Programme manager for a period of 14 months from May 2019. Please find the call through this link: AFS-Vivre-Sans-Frontiere_Responsable-Opérations-1