Today we had to say goodbye to Alma and Hanan :'( Alma and Hanan just finished their EVS. Thank you for all the great times and work! You will be missed 💙
It's the time of the year where the ECTP prep team comes together! Say hello to the team! #EFILafs #ectp18
The VSS is on!🌻🌻🌻 The Volunteer Summer Summit or VSS is a yearly event organised by EFIL where volunteers from different AFS organisations come together, discuss, network and find solutions on how to make our world more just and peaceful! ☮️🌍☮️🌎☮️🌏☮️ Currently 160 volunteers are attending the event attending and training workshops on the topic Civic Education against extremism in Utøya, Norway. After the tragic events that took place in 2011, Utøya has been reopened as both a place of memory and a workshop for democracy and civic education; it now hosts organisations to empower people to stand against extremism through learning, reflection, dialogue and the purposeful re-habitation of the island in the face of extreme violence. The theme has been thoughtfully chosen to reflect the history of the island and to act as a catalyst for an open and honest discussion about extremism in its many forms, and how to counter it through civic education. #EFILafs #efilvss18
Have you met Irem? Irem just started her EVS in the EFIL office. Irem will mainly be working on the ECTP. Are you interested in volunteering at the ECTP camp? The call for volunteers comes out next Friday!! Stay tuned! #efilectp #efilafs #EVS
The Volunteer Summer summit in Norway is coming up and EFIL is excited! 🌻🤩 #EFILafs #efilvss2018
EFIL proudly presents Anni Siltanen - the new Chair of EFIL Board of Directors. Anni has been involved with AFS ever since her exchange in Germany 98/99; the last three years as the chair of AFS Finland and as an EFIL board member since 2018. Anni works with lobbying educational and industry matters in Helsinki and still loves traveling and learning languages. Anni says she’s eager and humble to take up this new challenge together with her deputy-chair Bjarke Rix Rasmussen of AFS Denmark and encourages all the partners to actively exchange with EFIL. We are happy to have Anni in this position and look forward to working with her.
We had amazing participants in the first PEACE cycle. One of the participants shared her experience: A major throwback to this amazing day of my life. Someone told me these exchanges change you, but trust me @afspeaceprogram not only changed me but changed the way i think and my life. I'm honoured and equally thankful to @afspeaceprogram @afsprograms for accepting me to this program, for believing in me and most importantly for taking us to the #europeanparliament . You made my dream come true ❤❤. Thanks for making me more HUMAN
EFIL coordinates the Erasmus+ project 'Intercultural Learning for Pupils and Teachers'. So far, this great group of committed and motivated partners has organised 14 teacher seminars in 4 countries reaching 180 teachers and 4300 pupils. They have just met for two days at the Ecole International Le Verseau in Bierges, Belgium and they are planning to have an even greater impact! #ICL4school www.intercultural-learning.eu