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It was my privilege and a great pleasure to represent EFIL at the conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) which took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 23 to 25 October. The theme of the 42nd Annual ATEE Conference was Changing perspectives and approaches in contemporary teaching. The conference focused on rapid changes and increasing complexity of today’s world bringing about new challenges and growing demands on education system committed to addressing… Read the full article
The EU structured dialogue with young people is the widest consultation process of the European Union in order to reflect about the challenges young people are facing today and react to these within the policies of the European Union. EFIL, being a youth organisation member of the European Youth Forum, has the chance to take part in this process! And it is your chance to speak up about the future of Europe! Take part in… Read the full article
From the 24 to 25 November, Alexandra Ruivo Cordeiro (AFS Portugal) has represented EFIL at the European Youth Forum Council of Members (COMEM) in the European Youth Capital for 2018, Cascais, Portugal. Key highlights included the adoption of a policy paper on the future of the Erasmus+ programme, unanimously voted for by COMEM delegates. The policy paper outlines the need for more and better educational and volunteering opportunities with the involvement of a strong youth sector. The… Read the full article
Alexandra Singpiel (AFS Germay) has represented EFIL, together with other fellows, as part of the Education & Skills cluster of the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative. Thanks to this opportunity and the strong engagement in this 6 weeks initiative, she had even the chance to talk to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and interview her on Africa-EU relations. Alexandra strengthened that “we want to have a say in decisions concerning our today and our future, and we have… Read the full article
The Erasmus+ programme is now entering its revision phase. The mid-term review will be published at the beginning of 2018 and in the first half of the next year the European Commission will drafts its proposal for the new programme. We know all three EU institutions support an increase of funding for the programme, in particular the CULT committee of the European Parliament has released its opinion on the budget post 2020 and clearly supports… Read the full article
EFIL welcomes the proposals put forward by the European Commission in the Communication “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture which will be discussed tomorrow at the debate on education and culture at the Informal meeting of the EU Heads of State in Gothenburg. In fact out of the six proposals included in the Communication, two are mirroring the campaigns our organisations have been promoting in the last year, namely RecogniseStudyAbroad and More funding for pupils’ mobility. In particular: Making Mobility a reality for… Read the full article
The Recognise Study Abroad campaign has been revived after the summer, thanks to the full support of the Youth Intergroup of the European Parliament, a new champion- MEP Emilian Pavel- and a revised Question for oral debate which takes into account the latest policy developments. In fact, in the summer MEP Victor Negrescu, the first champion of the campaign, has left the European Parliament to become the Minister of European affairs in Romania. Due to… Read the full article