Serbia and Turkey win prestigious ICL awards at AFS World Congress

One of the highlights at this year’s AFS World Congress in Paris, 3-7 November, was the announcement of the winners of the “ICL in Our Own Backyard” inaugural contest. Many AFS Partner Organisations submitted their innovative and sustainable educational public events in local communities for the contest. The success of this new initiative clearly demonstrates that AFS is an organisation aiming to be a leader in the intercultural learning field in local communities, thus supporting the network’s Vision… Read the full article

AFS World Congress and Centennial celebrations

Last month the AFS world came together in Paris for a remarkable string of events: the AFS World Congress meeting (3-6 Nov.), the AFS Returnee Day (7 Nov.), the “100 Years Young!” AFS Youth Workshop and Symposium at the UNESCO headquarters (5-9 Nov.), the AFS Global Intercultural Education Symposium “Learning to Live Together – from Ideas to Action” also in the UNESCO buildings (8 Nov.), the AFS Centennial Reception and Gala Dinner at the Hyatt… Read the full article

EFIL Board meets in Brussels

The EFIL Board of Directors held its third and last meeting of the year on 24-26 October in the EFIL office in Brussels. It was the first in-person meeting of the newly elected Board (Extra-Ordinary General Assembly in Malaga, June 2014). The Chair welcomed the new Board members Jatta Erlund, Andrea Franzoi and Ragnar Thorvardarson. In line with the EFIL statutes, the Board appointed a Chair, Deputy-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary (see elsewhere in this edition… Read the full article

EFIL Board mandates 2014-2015

As reported in the previous edition of this news magazine, at the Extra-Ordinary General Assembly of EFIL in Malaga, Spain, June 2014 three new members were elected for a two-year term on the EFIL Board of Directors.  The new Board members are Jatta Erlund (former National Director of AFS Finland), Andrea Franzoi (current Organisational Development Coordinator of Intercultura, our AFS partner in Italy) and Ragnar Thorvardarson (former Chair of the Board of AFS Iceland). At… Read the full article