Programmes and Projects


Preparing for the Volunteer Summer Summit 2017 in Iceland

Next year EFIL will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Volunteer Summer Summit. The VSS will take place from 13-18 August 2017 in Iceland and we invite you already now to save the dates. Next year’s theme will be “Equal Opportunities”. Even though we are still writing the report of the VSS 2016, we are already concentrating on the preparations for the VSS in Iceland. Around Christmas we will know if the project will receive… Read the full article


ECTP Brussels Camp hits Belgium for the 8th time!

Every year at the end of November, everyone in EFIL knows it is the most wonderful time of the year together with Christmas – it’s ECTP time! This year, it was the 8th year in a row that the ECTP Brussels Camp took place. Exactly 254 participants and 48 volunteers gathered from 27 November to 1 December in order to reflect, learn, explore, meet each other, and have a nice time together. ECTP – The European… Read the full article


Kick off of the Erasmus+ project ‘Intercultural Learning for pupils and teachers’

The KA2 Erasmus+ project ‘INTERCULTURAL TRAINing Teachers and Pupils on the Move’ kicked off in October and started with changing name to ‘Intercultural Learning for pupils and teachers’.   The kick off meeting was hosted by Fondazione Intercultura in Colle Val d’Elsa (Italy) just after the Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange. This gave the chance to all the project partners to attend the Forum and include its precious outcomes in the discussions related to… Read the full article


7th Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange

The 7th edition of the Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange focused on the topic ‘The intercultural training of teachers: what, when, how?’ and took place in Colle val D’Elsa (Italy) on 3-5 November, hosted by Fondazione Intercultura, in cooperation with EFIL and AFS Intercultural Programs. The event gathered 60 people among practitioners, researchers and policy makers such as the European Commission (Ana-Maria Stan) and the Council of Europe (Joseph Huber) and, as usual, there… Read the full article


European Badge Alliance: more badges claimed and more visibility!

On 24 and 25 October the partners of the Erasmus+ project ‘European Badge Alliance’ (EBA) met in Bologna to share their first feedback on the piloting of badges frameworks and discuss the next steps of the project. YEU and Semper Avanti have been testing the Youth workers mobility and EVS Badges framework, respectively. UNISER has developed the badges framework for VET mobility and has been testing it in October-November and will test it again next… Read the full article