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The moment to say goodbye has arrived. For the past 12 months, I had one of the greatest experiences in my life – living abroad, while working in a great office with amazing people! I had the chance to be part of ACTIVE, work in ECTP, the ‘Shaping Identities – Shaping Societies’ seminar in Poland, the European Youth Event, represent EFIL in several external advocacy events and meet a lot of great people in the… Read the full article
Hello there! My name is Anica and I come from Serbia. I got to know about AFS some years ago by chance, when my friend was interested in an exchange. Since then I had been an exchange student, a volunteer, and my family has been a host family a couple of times. I have just arrived in Brussels, where I will spend my year volunteering for EFIL! I am very excited about this. The main… Read the full article
The Nord-Flandre chapter has been leading the thinking of AFS France on the matter of refugees, so it was only natural that it would also lead the actions! So we invited refugees to our last hosting weekend, through another association called Mitrajectoire, whose president had been a part of the French AFS think tank on the topic. As every year, we were invited into the Lille Town hall, where we give a taste of official… Read the full article
PARTNER NEWS In each edition of EFILife, we dedicate some space to partner news, including personnel changes as well as relevant events that have taken place over the past months. Following the General Assembly of AFS Switzerland a new Board has been elected. The new Board is composed of: Suzanne Weigelt, Chair; Evelyne Suter, Vice-Chair; Idris Abdelkhalek; Lisa Droessler; Emamdeen Fohim; Antonia König; Iris Reber; Nicole von Reitzenstein; Luc Estapé (Partner Director, ex… Read the full article
Gala 60 years of AFS Portugal In 1956, the first group of Portuguese AFSers left Lisbon to what would be the beginning of an unforgettable journey for themselves, but also to the thousands of people who joined the AFS path from then on. Saturday 18 June was the day to celebrate the birth year of AFS Portugal and everyone who is and has been part of it, the founders, the volunteers, the staff members and… Read the full article