Partner News


EFIL has taken an active step towards involving refugees in youth work

This summer, for two weeks, Brussels office of the European Federation for Intercultural Learning has had a chance to cooperate with Obada Ota Bashi, a young refugee motivated to volunteer in a youth organisation. The project was facilitated by TANDEM – an initiative set up in support of Brussels-based refugees, helping them restore their dignity and autonomy through short-term volunteer placements in European NGOs. Please find below a text written by Obada about his experience… Read the full article


Welcome to Tinna!

Back in Brussels! Let me introduce myself: My name is Tinna Sveinsdottir and I am the new Communication Coordinator at the EFIL Secretariat in Brussels. I am originally from Reykjavik, although, by now, there are a number of cities around the world I like to call home. I have a classic AFS story: I was an exchange student in Chicago and as soon as I returned I became an active volunteer for AFS Iceland. Through… Read the full article


Welcome to Lynn!

Hello everyone! I’m Lynn! A new EFIL intern! I started my AFS journey about three years ago when I did an internship at the AFS Flanders office for my university studies in social work. During that period I got to know the AFS world a little bit and I decided I wanted to keep volunteering for AFS and EFIL. I have been living already in Suriname, Madrid and Dublin and I recently moved back to… Read the full article


Goodbye to Ingvild

by Ingvild Grini Goodbye to Ingvild We are already in late August, some people are saying that the summer has finally come to Brussels, and I’m sadly packing down my office desk to move to Norway to continue my studies. Most newcomers to Brussels complain about the rain, the cold wind and the grey sky – for me Brussels has been nothing like this: every day in the office I have been met with team… 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.   AFS Germany offers 3 internship positions to young AFSers for 2017. The starting dates in are 1 January, 1 May or 1 June. A motivation letter and CV (including a photo) in either English or German indicating the preferred starting date can be sent to myjob@afs.de… Read the full article