Governance


AFS World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the last week of October, the AFS network met for its 2016 AFS World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  EFIL was represented by its Secretary-General, Paul Claes.  EFIL Board members Philipp Wagner and Andrea Franzoi were present, though in a different capacity. In Rio, delegates from more than 40 AFS organisations world wide identified 5 key recommendations to help shape the future of AFS in the key-areas of advocacy & visibility, education &… Read the full article


Interview with Daniel Obst, President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs

Working together to accomplish the AFS mission  In October at the AFS World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Daniel Obst was introduced as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of AFS Intercultural Programs. Daniel officially joined AFS on 1 November 2016. EFIL’s Communications Coordinator, Tinna Sveinsdottir, spent time talking with the new President in his third week on the job, curious about his views on key issues and the future developments in AFS as… Read the full article


EFIL Board meets in Krakow, Poland

EFIL’s last Board meeting of the year took place in Krakow, Poland, and was hosted by our Member Organisation, AFS Polska. It was the first meeting of the Board in its new composition after the Board elections at the extra-ordinary General Assembly in Lisbon in June. Ekaterina Bagdasarova was appointed the new Chair of the EFIL Board of Director (see also here in this edition of EFILife). The Board welcomed the new President and CEO… Read the full article


Ekaterina Bagdasarova new Chair of the EFIL Board of Directors

In November the EFIL Board of Directors met in Krakow/Poland.  It was the first meeting of the EFIL Board in its new composition since the Board elections in June (extra-ordinary General Assembly in Lisbon/Portugal). The new Board mandates were decided on as follows: Chair : Ekaterina Bagdasarova Deputy-Chair: Philipp Wagner Treasurer: Bart van Doveren Secretary: Sinemis Candemir Other Board members are Jatta Erlund, Sabine Siegrist and Andrea Franzoi. Ekaterina (Katya) Bagdasarova first joined the Board… Read the full article