Advocacy


#RecogniseStudyAbroad: collecting signatures to discuss the issue at the Plenary session of the European Parliament!

Thanks to the support of MEP Victor Negrescu and the Youth Intergroup of the European Parliament, the #RecogniseStudyAbroad campaign is moving forward. The procedure has started to collect 40 signatures of Members of the European Parliament to support the discussion of a question on the issue of recognition of school study periods abroad in the Plenary. The campaign partners, EEE-YFU, OBESSU, EPA, EUROCLIO and KeyCoNet are committed and will continue working together to raise awareness… Read the full article


Other developments in Europe and beyond

  YO!Fest 2017: celebrating Europe in Maastricht Exactly 25 years after the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, the European project is facing multiple challenges. On 7 February, 3.000 young people from all over Europe had the opportunity to reinvent and rethink the models we live in: this happened at the YO!Fest 2017 where also one EFIL trainer helped facilitating discussions.The ideas of the attendees were gathered through a series of YouthUP workshops and the Youth Forum… Read the full article


EFIL brings youth to the INGO Conference of the Council of Europe

From 24 to 27 January,  two EFIL representatives – Lukas Findeisen (AFS Germany) and Arleen Pimentel (AFS France), attended the Winter Session Conference of the INGOs at the Council of Europe. This event is organised two times per year, January and June. On the first day, the session was dedicated to the Education and Cultural Committee where advocacy for youth is at the core of the topics. Nowadays, our educational systems have urgent needs to… Read the full article