The 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.


  • Advocacy is strengthened through research.
  • Intercultural learning and inclusive mobility are increasingly included into public policies and funds.
  • EFIL Member Organisations are supported and empowered to bolster their advocacy efforts at national level.

Annual Theme

In 2021 EFIL will focus on the topic of ‘Active under uncertainty – Empowering organisations for Global Citizenship Education in a post-Covid19 Europe’. Throughout the year numerous activities will take place around Europe focusing on different aspect of the theme.


Our mission is to contribute to global peace, equality and justice through intercultural understanding among organisations and citizens in Europe and beyond.

Advocacy Intercultural Learning Active Citizenship (2)

EFIL's 50th Anniversary

It has been over 50 years since the European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL) started working towards promoting intercultural understanding and sensitivity among European Organisations, citizens and beyond.

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