Programmes and Projects


EFIL at the European Youth Event!

A large European event took place in May this year. No, it’s not the Eurovision Song Contest I’m talking about, it’s the European Youth Event – EYE 2016. The European Youth Event is an event organised by the European Parliament and the European Youth Forum with the aim of bringing together young people all over Europe to discuss challenges they are facing and suggest solutions and ideas with the members of the European Parliament (MEPs)…. Read the full article


Getting Started With ECTP 2016!

Preparatory Team selected … participants enrolled … in July we will be looking for 37 volunteers! 266 participants from 23 countries will be leaving in mid-August for their trimester exchange in 24 countries in Europe. We are glad to introduce you to the Preparatory Team of the ECTP Brussels Camp 2016, composed of 2 Trainers Coordinators, 2 Support Team Coordinators, 2 Communication/IT/Plenary Coordinators, 2 Camp Coordinators from the EFIL office: Elisa Briga and Inga Menke. Why all positions… Read the full article


EFIL is running the Erasmus+ project ‘INTERCULTURAL TRAINing: Teachers and Pupils on the Move!

EFIL is proud to announce that we will be for the first time the lead partner of an Erasmus+ Strategic partnership. The project is about ICL training of teachers and pupils, it will start on 1 October and last until November 2018. The full partners of the project are AFS Belgium French, AFS France, Fondazione Intercultura, InterCultur), the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ/DFJW), the European School Heads Association and two secondary schools: Lycée Gabriel Faure, Tournon sur Rhône… Read the full article


Intercultural Dialogue Day 2016 – Peace Education theme and the annual photo/video contests

The summer holidays are approaching. Our annual Intercultural Dialogue Day in September is just around the corner! Intercultural Dialogue Day is the day when AFS gives particular space to the initiative and creativity of volunteers, to reach wider audiences in promoting intercultural learning and dialogue. What are your plans for Intercultural Dialogue Day 2016, 29 September? The theme of IDD this year will be ‘Peace Education’, in line with EFIL’s theme for 2016 ‘Building Peaceful… Read the full article


VSS is around the corner

From 30 July, the VSS 2016 team is ready to welcome over 250 participants to the 9th Edition of the EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit in Venice, Italy.   The VSS offers workshops in five different tracks, all under the theme “Education for Peace: the challenge of living together”. The organising team of 12 skillful AFS trainers, 15 dedicated support team members and an eager prep team have been working hard over the past months to provide… Read the full article