Prep team meeting for the EFIL seminar “Islam in Europe”

From 2 to 4 March, the preparatory team from the seminar “Islam in Europe” met to discuss the objectives and agenda of the seminar. Thanks to the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, this seminar is included in EFIL’s yearly Work Plan “Building Peaceful Societies”. In this seminar, we aim at increasing the impact of AFS on fighting islamophobia and promoting interfaith dialogue in European communities. Together, participants will evaluate… Read the full article

Study session on ”Active citizenship in the refugee crisis – local projects for the global exchange network’- Looking for participants!

EFIL will run a Study session at the European Youth Centre in Budapest on ”Active citizenship in the refugee crisis – local projects for the global exchange network’ from 21 to 28 August. The objective is to to give a relevant contribution to supporting refugees in Europe, using the expertise and network of a long-term exchange organisation such as AFS. The Study session will help our network in reflecting on our role in the current situation. In particular, there will be discussions and concrete projects that are already taking… Read the full article

2016 is EFIL’s year of Peace Education!

In 2016 EFIL will focus on the topic of  ‘Building peaceful societies through intercultural education‘. Thanks to the support of the European Foundation of the Council of Europe we will be able to conduct the following activities on this topic: Seminar ‘Working with identities in promoting peace & intercultural dialogue‘ (Poland, January): the complexity of identity construction, the role of identity in micro- and macro-scale conflict.  Seminar ‘“Post-war reconciliation through immersive exchange”(Bosnia&Herzegovina, March): a regional seminar… Read the full article

EFIL at the AFS Academy

EFIL was present with its staff member Elisa Briga at the AFS Academy 2016 in Budapest at the European Youth Centre on 16-17 February. We congratulate AFS International and AFS Hungary for the great event and positive atmosphere.  We contributed to the event by offering the 1-day training ‘How to advocate for your AFS organisation’, together with Eva Vitkova from AFS International (Educator Relations & Strategy Specialist), and by offering one session on the ACTIVE… Read the full article

« Shaping identities – shaping societies » – seminar in Poland started the EFIL yearly thematic focus on Peace Education

In 2016 EFIL’s leading theme for several activities is Building Peaceful Societies. The theme is understood broadly: from re-thinking AFS’ peacebuilding roots and mission, through promoting active involvement in diverse local communities, to working on specific issues linked to conflict resolution and reconciliation in exchanges. Within the theme of the year, the seminar “Shaping identities – shaping societies” initiated the discussion on today’s role of AFS in building peaceful societies.  The event took place 25-31… Read the full article