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Introduction

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EFIL - The European Federation for Intercultural Learning is the umbrella organisation of AFS organisations in Europe


AFS Austria hosts Third Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange

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Expert panel with Katerina Kapounova (European Commission), Roberto Ruffino (Fondazione Intercultura), Josef Huber (Council of Europe), Soren Kristensen (researcher)

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Discussion group session in progress, with Tom Kurz (Experiment Germany)

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EFIL BOARD meets in Helsinki

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Intercultural Dialogue Day 2012 –AFS chapters in (e) motion!

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European Citizenship Trimester programme 2012

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Prep team call for VSS 2013 – deadline 15 November !

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YOU(th) contribute(s) to building civil society to face global challenges

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EFIL at the 13th University on Youth and Development

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First Bulgarian exchange student in France

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Partner News

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The Board of AFS Czech Republic has changed its leadership. After Eva Vitkova stepped down as Chair of the Board, Lukas Jandac was elected to become the new Chair at the Board meeting on Sunday 7 October. Eva Vitkova, a returnee from Norway, has contributed to the development of AFS in the Czech Republic as a key volunteer, chapter president, Board member and Chair. Although she has resigned from the position of the Chair, she is still a member of AFS CZE Board. Eva will move to New York to become part of the Intercultural Learning department at the office of AFS International. The new Chair, Lukas Jandac, has been an active member of the Board for three years, serving as the Vice-Chair in the past year. He started his AFS experience 7 years ago as a local volunteer and throughout the years extended his volunteer engagement to the national level, where he has been mostly focusing on Branding, Marketing and IT.

Internship at EFIL – an immersion on European Citizenship and Advocacy! EFIL is recruiting 1 intern for an internship for a period of 3-6 months between January and June 2013. EFIL’s policy is to recruit interns that are able to cover the costs of their internship through a European grant (EVS, Leonardo, Erasmus) or through national public or private scholarships. According to the period and length of the internship, the main task of the intern will be to assist the Advocacy, Project and Programme Co-ordinator in the organisation and management of the training on ECTP for national volunteers, and/or of the training on European Advocacy for EFIL’s Pool of Representatives. If you are interested or need more information, please contact Paul Claes: paul.claes@afs.org

MEET TINNA….

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Welcome to Francesca

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European Youth Forum Workplan 2013-2014

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Update on the new EU funding programme for Education, Youth and Sport

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Education, Training and Youth Forum European policy in dialogue with national representatives from governments and civil society

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

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The Forum provided the space for European institutions to express their positions on the Education, Training and Youth policy of the EU, and especially on the new programme ‘Erasmus for All’. In particular, the European Commission underlined its position – still anchored to the legislation proposal they issued in November 2011 – and consulted during workshops with the participants regarding the policy priorities and programme actions that the new funding programme should focus on. You can watch the main speeches in web streaming: http://engage.vevent.com/ index.jsp?eid=1691&seid=40

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Our AFS representatives had an immersion in the EU jargon and dynamics, and were able to network with representatives from the ministries in their countries, as well as with other civil society organisations. We hope this event initiated fruitful cooperations and that next year more representatives from the EFIL network will be able to join the next Forum! For more information and background documents, please visit http://www.eucis-lll.eu/events/et-forums/ or contact Elisa at elisa.briga@afs.org.

EU structured dialogue with young people: EFIL voices the opinions of its young volunteers

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Multilingualism in Europe

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EFIL and the way forward of the youth policy of the Council of Europe

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“ Rethinking Education – investing in skills for better economic and social outcomes” Rethinking key competences?

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EFIL at the Symposium “ Arab spring: Youth participation for the promotion of peace, human rights and fundamental freedoms”

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Policy develpments in Europe -

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EFILife October 2012  

EFILife October 2012

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