Programmes and Projects


EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit – registrations open

      Registrations are open The registrations for the 9th Edition of the EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit, to take place in Venice, Italy from 30 July to 4 August, is now open. To register, please sign in to MySummit at the VSS website www.efilsummersummit.org. The call for participants can be downloaded there. The first deadline for registration is 15 March and the final deadline to register is 17 April. We recommend you to sign… Read the full article


European Youth Event 2016

    The European Youth Event will take place in Strasbourg for the second time. “Together we can make a change” is the topic of the 2016 edition that will involve 7000 participants. EFIL recruited one of the biggest delegations: 25 participants from 12 countries, including Egypt, Belgium French, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain,Turkey and Romania, as well as 4 Preparatory Team Members – Viktoria Bedo (AFS France/Hungary), Stasa Stojkov… Read the full article


ECTP 2016 is under preparation…and we are already planning for 2017 and 2018!

  EFIL members have almost finalised the recruitment of ECTP participants 2016: there will be about 300 participants and 55 volunteers. The Camp in Brussels will take place in the usual venues in Dworp. In May EFIL will recruit the preparatory teams for the two camp venues of  8 people. In late April EFIL will release the update ECTP Manual and the ECTP Booklet for participants, in line with the AFS Student learning Journey Curriculum that has just… Read the full article


Open Badges for competences from youth mobility: the EBA project has kicked off!

EFIL is project partner of an Erasmus+ funded project aimed at the recognition of competences from youth mobility through the innovative system of Open badges. The project is called ‘EBA- European Badge Alliance’ and it has kicked off at the first partnership meeting on 15-16  December 2015 in Forli, Italy, hosted by the leading partner UNISER, a cooperative running mobility programmes mainly in the field of Vocational Education and Training. Other project partners represent different… Read the full article


Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange (FILE) – The intercultural training of teachers: what, when, how?

The Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange (FILE) is an annual invitational conference that explores a particular topic in international educational exchange that has not received much sustained focus. It is one of the main activities of Fondazione Intercultura and it is convened in cooperation with EFIL (European Federation for Intercultural Learning), and AFS Intercultural Programs. Following the success of FILE VI on ‘The school assessment of the intercultural learning of pupils during and after… Read the full article


MIRAI programme – 150 young people exploring Japan

                            From 15 to 22 December 2015, The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) invited 150 university students from more than 40 countries of Europe and Central Asia to come to Japan to participate in the MIRAI program. MIRAI means “future” in Japanese and the programme aims at promoting mutual understanding, enhancing intellectual discussions and creating a strong network between future leaders… Read the full article