Programmes and Projects


VSS17: Iceland here we come!

Preparations for the 10th Volunteer Summer Summit are well underway. Applications closed yesterday and more than 100 volunteers will meet in August in Hellishólar. Support team and Trainers have been selected and now it’s time for participants to book their flights and start planning their trip to Iceland. Keep an eye out for the publication of the third Herald, the VSS newsletter, where we will introduce the programme, the tracks and the workshops.This year again,… Read the full article


Join the 8th Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange!

In the last years, the focus of AFS has become more and more the one of being an educational organisation and to profile as such externally, especially to schools. Fondazione Intercultura, AFS Intercultural Programs and EFIL – the Federation of AFS organisations in Europe – have largely contributed to discussions and developments in this direction, by annually convening the Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange. This event gathers 60 participants from different parts of the world:… Read the full article


European Badge Alliance: let’s influence the Europass’ revision!

On 14-15 March the 4th meeting of the European Badge Alliance project took place in Brussels, hosted at the office of Youth for Exchange and Understanding. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the outcomes of the piloting of the different badge frameworks and therefore provide input for further development of the Badgecraft platform and the drafting of the policy recommendations. Another important topic on the agenda was the planning of the final… Read the full article


Time to be Welcome – Volunteering opportunities in France and Greece

The project “Time to be welcome” is a collaborative partnership between 11 Organisations in Europe. The project will run until November 2018 and will involve volunteers from several different countries, volunteering for various durations of time in France and Greece (2 months, 6 months or 12 months). EFIL is taking part in an Erasmus Plus KA3 collaborative partnership between WOSM, YEU International, EFIL, Scouting Ireland, Icelandic Scouts, Scouts of Macedonia, Singa, British Red Cross, Scouts… Read the full article


Logo for the PEACE Program

Logo for the PEACE Program Calling all partners! We are looking for a new visual identity and need your help. We are seeking volunteers who can design a creative, innovative and professional logo design. The logo should be recognizable and help promote our organizations mission,”Peace in Europe and Asia through global citizenship education.”  The rest is up to you!  Please read below for more details regarding logo design, contest rules & submission requirements. How to… Read the full article


PEACE project kicks off with first Steering Group meeting in Manila

PEACE project kicks off with first Steering Group meeting in Manila In Manila, Philippines, the Steering Group of the PEACE project met for the first of five meetings spread over the project years 2017 and 2018.  The PEACE Program is the official name of what was tentatively called – as a working title – the GCTP programme (Global Citizenship Trimester Programme).  PEACE stands for “Peace in Europe and Asia through global Citizenship Education”. The project… Read the full article