Programmes and Projects

EFIL Intercultural Dialogue Day Quiz – 2nd edition

On Wednesday 1 October, EFIL was happy to welcome an international crowd from Brussels and beyond at the 2nd edition of its INTERCULTURAL  DIALOGUE  DAY  QUIZ, for a social evening of fun and entertainment.               Were present: teams from the European Commission, NATO, OBESSU, AEGEE-Europe, WAGGGS (Girls Guides and Scouts), and also staff, Board members and volunteers of AFS Belgium Flanders and Belgium French, and many others from the… Read the full article

WANTED: AFS Alumni in Brussels

Are you an AFS returnee and do you currently reside in Brussels, then this is for you! Dear fellow AFSers, A group of enthusiastic AFS Alumni in Brussels with positions at the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and other European institutions, local NGOs, etc. together with EFIL (the European Federation for Intercultural Learning – umbrella of all 28 the European AFS organisation) has revived the network of AFS people with international activities… Read the full article

The European Citizenship Trimester Programme 2014 has started!

256 participants from 20 countries are now on their European Citizenship Trimester Programme in 24 countries! This is nearly a 100 participants increase compared to last year’s edition and we are happy to welcome Iceland and Egypt as new hosting countries. Some participants are sharing their great experiences on blogs. The preparatory team had a successful meeting in Brussels at the beginning of July where innovations to the ECTP Brussels Camp programme were discussed. For… Read the full article

Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange

On 9-12 October about 60 researchers and practitioners gathered at the annual Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange (FILE), hosted this year by AFS Austria in Vienna, and co-organised by Intercultura Foundation (Italy), EFIL and AFS Intercultural Programs.                   This was the 5th edition of FILE which built on the outcomes of last year’s and focused on ‘Intercultural learning for adolescents: indicators and measurement of competence acquired… Read the full article

Intercultural Dialogue Day 2014!

This year’s Intercultural Dialogue Day was celebrated on 25 September. At the EFIL secretariat in Brussels we can’t wait to see the outcomes.                           In Molina, Spain, within the University on Youth and Development (, we are celebrating IDD with other youth organisations trying this way to make Intercultural Dialogue Day more visible to people outside of AFS. There, from 21 till 28… Read the full article

Bosnia-Herzegovina welcomes more than 200 volunteers

For months volunteers all over Europe have been looking forward to the volunteer event of the year: the seventh edition of EFIL’s Volunteer Summer Summit! More than 200 enthusiastic and motivated volunteers from 28 countries gathered in Sutjeska National Park in Bosnia-Herzegovina for the highlight of this year’s summer.                 (Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia-Herzegovina) It was great and at the same time very appropriate to be in Bosnia, exactly… Read the full article