Welcoming new IFM-SEI member organisations!

We are very pleased to welcome Ajyal to our socialist educational family as a candidate member of IFM-SEI, after the International Committee 2017 approved their membership application. Ajyal youth movement was established by Arab young leaders who believe in educational change for the Arab society who lives in Israel. The movement was established on 2006 and has Read more about Welcoming new IFM-SEI member organisations![…]

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Call for hosts IFM-SEI Presidium meetings and IC 2018

IFM-SEI Presidium is looking for IFM-SEI organisations with the enthusiasm, capacity and ability to host an IFM-SEI Presidium meeting or International Committee meeting in 2018. In 2017, Independence Youth Forum (IYF) hosted a Presidium meeting in Beit-Jala, Palestine, and Framfylkingen will host the second Presidium meeting on the island of Utøya, Norway. We extend our Read more about Call for hosts IFM-SEI Presidium meetings and IC 2018[…]

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International Solidarity Against G20

[ES abajo] This weekend (7-9 July) the G20 meeting is taking place in Hamburg, Germany. There the leaders of the 20 biggest economies are meeting, in order to discuss topics like climate change, development policy of African countries and international security. Pretending to solve the problems like these in the interest of the people. In fact Read more about International Solidarity Against G20[…]

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— Extended deadline — Join us at Utøya: Willy Brandt Conference Against Extremism 2017

— Extended Deadline — The deadline for applying has been extended until the 31st of July. Are you going to miss this opportunity?   Framfylkingen warmly invites IFM-SEI member to join the international youth conference ‘Willy Brandt – Youth Conference against Extremism’. The conference will take place on Utøya, Norway, from the 1-3 September 2017. Aim The Read more about — Extended deadline — Join us at Utøya: Willy Brandt Conference Against Extremism 2017[…]

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Children on the Move – don’t trust the crisis!

Hear from Heli Gotthartsleitner, from Rote Falken Kindefreunde Austria, about our Children on the Move study session in Strasbourg on 5-12 March 2017. Back to the year 2015: The news about the advance of the terrorist organisation “Islamic State” and the associated escape movement of thousands of people from crisis areas like Syria or Afghanistan Read more about Children on the Move – don’t trust the crisis![…]

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Carly Walker-Dawson, IFM-SEI candidate for CoE Advisory Council

IFM-SEI is nominating our Secretary General, Carly Walker-Dawson, for the Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth. The elections will take place on 21-22 April at the European Youth Forum (YFJ) COMEM. We hope that YFJ member organisations will support IFM-SEI’s candidature. You can find the candidacy documents by following links below: AC Nomination IFM-SEI Read more about Carly Walker-Dawson, IFM-SEI candidate for CoE Advisory Council[…]

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Next IFM-SEI international camp taking place in 2020!

We are very excited to announce that the next IFM-SEI international camp will take place in 2020 hosted by our comrades in the UK, Woodcraft Folk. The IFM-SEI Presidium took the decision in Palestine, at their last meeting at the start of April, to host the camp in cooperation with Woodcraft Folk. Tom Brooks, the Read more about Next IFM-SEI international camp taking place in 2020![…]

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Youth exchange hiking in the island of Menorca!

Join esplai Vic-Remei (ESPLAC) in their youth exchange hiking in the island of Menorca (Spain)! The esplai Vic-Remei from Manresa (Esplac) is searching for an international group for a summer youth exchange. Don’t miss this opportunity of getting to know the youngsters of an esplai while discovering the nature wonders of the island Menorca! – Read more about Youth exchange hiking in the island of Menorca![…]

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The Faucons Rouges invite you to their activity weekend in May!

Faucons Rouges are a member organisation of IFM from Belgium. The weekend of the 6th and 7th they are organising a great load of activities and they are inviting all the European organisations to take part! It will be a great opportunity to know each organisation, share games, activities, projects and work together. The weekend Read more about The Faucons Rouges invite you to their activity weekend in May![…]

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Welcome Ceci, our new Project Officer!

We are very happy to welcome Ceci Aranda to the IFM-SEI office as our new Project Officer. Ceci will be joining the team four days a day and joins the other four secretariat members in Brussels (Carly Walker-Dawson – Secretary General, Ingrid de Kock – Officer Manager, Bet Bayó and Mie Jørgensen – volunteers). She Read more about Welcome Ceci, our new Project Officer![…]

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IC meeting 2017 – join us in Slovenia, register your delegates now!

It is with pleasure that we invite all member organisations to the IFM-SEI International Committee Meeting 2017. The meeting will take place in Slovenia on 6-9 July 2017 and is being organised in cooperation with our members from the Slovenian Falcons. The venue of the meeting is the Dijaški dom Portorož Hostel on the Slovenian Read more about IC meeting 2017 – join us in Slovenia, register your delegates now![…]

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Back in the Office

After the holidays the IFM-SEI Secretariat is back in office with new energy and motivation. We are finishing up last year’s projects, following up on some others and starting new ones. See everything that’s coming up in the activities page and check the latest news on the website and facebook. This January Mie from DUI, Read more about Back in the Office[…]

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Smash Patriarchy

As a campaign for the 16 days to end violence against women and gender non-conforming people, the Rainbow network of IFM-SEI launched this campaign where everyday person of group of people from our organisation took a photo and added a slogan against gender-based violence and for feminism. The photo was accompanied by a small text Read more about Smash Patriarchy[…]

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On the Move seminar II – exploring visas

‘On the Move’ is our exciting global project for 2016–2018 which tackles many issues around mobility, all of which are relevant to young people living in a globalised world and who do not want to be stopped by borders! The project was launched with a kick off event at IFM-SEI Camp 2016 and followed up with Read more about On the Move seminar II – exploring visas[…]

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Call for participants: Children on the Move study session

Are you aged 16-30 and passionate about the topic of refugees and migration? Do you work or volunteer with child refugees, or are interested in doing so? Are you concerned about the situation regarding unaccompanied minors? If the answer is yes to these questions, you should apply to our upcoming study session in partnership with Read more about Call for participants: Children on the Move study session[…]

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European Voluntary Service in IFM-SEI 2017-2018

We are looking for an enthusiastic and active member to volunteer full time in Brussels for 12 months between September 2017 and August 2018. IFM-SEI will apply for a fund called European Voluntary Service to cover the living costs of the volunteer. Please note that the grant is not guaranteed. We will apply for the grant in Read more about European Voluntary Service in IFM-SEI 2017-2018[…]

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Cartoon from KKSP about supporting the community after the earthquake and how to donate

Solidarity with KKSP after earthquake hits Indonesia

We would like to share a message from our friends in KKSP: ‘Dear comrades, an earthquake hit Pidie Jaya, Indonesia, on 7th December. The people there need emergency medical and food supplies as well at support to rebuild their homes. KKSP is already in the area delivering aid and working with local people, especially children, Read more about Solidarity with KKSP after earthquake hits Indonesia[…]

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Call for a new IFM-SEI Project Officer

We are thrilled to announce that we are recruiting a new Project Officer to join the IFM-SEI Secretariat in March 2017. You can find the full details below. We look forward to receiving your application! Location: Brussels Contract: one-year fixed-term with possibility for extension (commencing March 2017) Deadline to apply: Sunday 8 January 2017, 23:59 (CET) Read more about Call for a new IFM-SEI Project Officer[…]

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Call for hosts: IFM-SEI Presidium and International Committee meetings 2017-19

IFM-SEI Presidium is looking for IFM-SEI organisations with the enthusiasm, capacity and ability to host an IFM-SEI Presidium meeting or International Committee meeting in the current mandate during the years of 2017-19. What is a Presidium meeting? The IFM-SEI Presidium is the decision-making board of IFM-SEI made up of 12 members – ten regional representatives, Read more about Call for hosts: IFM-SEI Presidium and International Committee meetings 2017-19[…]

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IFM-SEI election results

A big congratulations to the new leadership of IFM-SEI who will steer the organisation for the next three years! President: Sylvia Siqueira Campos (Mirim Brasil) Secretary General: Carly Walker-Dawson (Woodcraft Folk UK) African region Presidium members: Mame Diarra Ndour (Action Enfance Senegal), Mamadou Mbow  (Pionniers du Senegal) Asian region Presidium members: Tara Damanik (KKSP Indonesia), Nishaben Vasava (Antar Read more about IFM-SEI election results[…]

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FENIX members visit Slovak President for 25th anniversary

Monday 2nd May 2016 was a day when one of the most interesting events commemorating FENIX´s 25th  anniversary took place. The most active members and volunteers of FENIX had a chance to meet the president of Slovak republic Andrej Kiska. President Kiska thanked all the active members, volunteers and representatives for their long lasting work with Read more about FENIX members visit Slovak President for 25th anniversary[…]

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IFM-SEI Congress 2016

Just after our international camp, IFM-SEI will hold its 17th Congress!  The Congress is IFM-SEI’s highest decision-making body, taking place every three years. During the Congress, the members of IFM-SEI decide on the priorities of IFM-SEI, adopt political resolutions, discuss finances and elect the Presidium, Secretary General and the Control Commission. The next Congress will Read more about IFM-SEI Congress 2016[…]

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IYF news from the first quarter of 2016

Harnessing Palestinian Capacity to Claim and Advocate for their Rights through Video Evidence in East Jerusalem Independent Youth Forum (IYF) launched the project of documenting Israeli violations in the Jerusalem area (Hizma and Anata) which will run during the period of January until September 2016. IYF have implemented the project which is funded by the Read more about IYF news from the first quarter of 2016[…]

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Children’s rights workshops in Nueva Generación

This year, Nueva Generación members have carried out various activities focusing on children and their rights. The ‘Holiday Club’ meetings started in December last year and finished this January. The workshops, including crafts and sports for children, stimulated the children’s imagination and encouraged them to exercise their right to enjoy recreational activities. On 5th March, Read more about Children’s rights workshops in Nueva Generación[…]

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Esplac guide to internationalism

The international commission of Esplais Catalans is happy to share with the IFM-SEI community a new online resource to encourage our children, youngsters and leaders to participate in international activities. Written in Catalan language, this interactive tool aims to inform about different ways to participate and get engaged in international activities such as international exchanges, Read more about Esplac guide to internationalism[…]

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Pioneers of Mali hold new training activities

Pioneers from the province Sanankoroba, commune V of the district of Bamako and the pilot province of Kalabancoro took part in a capacity building training course on public responsibility from 22 – 23rd January. The Young Volunteer for Changing Mali Association (JVC-Mali) organised the conference on citizenship on 30 January at Vito’s Institute. The torch (flag Read more about Pioneers of Mali hold new training activities[…]

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The Group Matters project gets underway

IFM-SEI’s project ‘The Group Matters’ kicked off at the end of February in Vienna with a seminar/ working meeting for 10 participants from SJD – Die Falken, Nuoret Kotkat, Rote Falken Kinderfreunde,  Georgian Falcons, Woodcraft Folk, Slovenian Falcons and Esplac. The project which is supported by the European Youth Foundation and Council of Europe aims Read more about The Group Matters project gets underway[…]

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Our Slovakian member Fenix turns 25

“In Fenix we have started this year with an event called ‘We Should Help Indeed’. We have collected used glasses which will be delivered to developing countries. We were able to collect 573 pieces to be recycled. Another important activity is a sequential game ‘Place Where I Live’. This is a project of FÉNIX that focuses on Read more about Our Slovakian member Fenix turns 25[…]

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Los Cachorros gets musical

We do non-formal education workshops, such as English, mathematics, computing, dancing, music, crafts and theatre. These workshops are aimed at children and young people from 6 to 16 years old. Our organization is concerned about the education and training of children and young people. So for us, it is very important to teach these courses and to Read more about Los Cachorros gets musical[…]

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Help develop IFM-SEI’s new workplan

Over the next few months, some IFM members who are working to develop a new work-plan for 2016 – 2019 will seek your input into the strategy and work-plan. If you missed the virtual workshop held online at the end of January, you can still dedicate some time in your organisations to discuss the work-plan. It is Read more about Help develop IFM-SEI’s new workplan[…]

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Next IFM-SEI Congress is coming up!

This year’s IFM-SEI Congress will kindly be hosted by SJD Die Falken and will take place from 5th – 8th August. It will be held on the Willy-Brandt-Platz campsite in Reinwarzhofen, Germany straight after the IFM Camp. Hopefully all delegates will also attend the camp so that we take its spirit onwards to our Congress! The Congress Read more about Next IFM-SEI Congress is coming up![…]

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Come to the European Youth Event

The European Youth Event 2014 was a great success. The story will be continued in the spring of 2016 when the European Parliament and the European Youth Forum organise a political youth festival in Strasbourg. The two-day event on 20–21 May 2016 gathers thousands of young people from all around Europe to discuss current youth-related issues, exchange ideas, Read more about Come to the European Youth Event[…]

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Anniversary for the Pioneers of Mali

Awards for the Pioneers of Mali The Pioneers of Mali took part in an award ceremony organised by the Association of Voluntary Blood Donators of Mali. During this event, the Pioneers of Mali were awarded a prize to congratulate them for their high involvement in blood donation in the country, thus acknowledging the commitment of Read more about Anniversary for the Pioneers of Mali[…]

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Educating indigenous children with CHAP

The leader of CHAP, Eduardo Raffael, recently visited the Selva region of Peru and spent some time with the children of this area. The region of Selva is an area of concern in Peru with major inequalities among the children based on their origins. The indigenous children and youngsters from that region who only speak Read more about Educating indigenous children with CHAP[…]

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Hungarian Childfriends are striving

The work of the Hungarian Movement of Childfriends has been very limited since 2010, when the far-right government of Viktor Orbán came to power, but this year we became more active again. We recently organised a successful video-making competition on how children can support other children living in poverty. Two of our young members attended the Read more about Hungarian Childfriends are striving[…]

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Nuoret Kotkat invites asylum seekers

As many of our member organisations, also Nuoret Kotkat from Finland demand their government to better treat refugee children. Read their public statement. Nuoret Kotkat demands that all decisions on refugee issues must include a report on the impact on children, and that family placement of unaccompanied children must start immediately. Children must be guaranteed Read more about Nuoret Kotkat invites asylum seekers[…]

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Festival of the youth press

The “Tama-Presse” festival is a creative writing and cultural activities meeting for young people from all regions of Senegal. It is held annually in a different town during summer holidays and brings together several teams of 10 people each. This festival is the perfect place to promote interpersonal expression and cultural exchange between youth newsrooms. The Read more about Festival of the youth press[…]

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Developing IFM-SEI’s work plan

Looking for a new challenge? Want to help shape the future work of IFM-SEI? Interested in consultation and strategic planning? If the answer is yes to all of these questions, you should apply to join the IFM-SEI work plan 2016–19 development team! What would I do? The work plan 2016–19 development team will be consulting with members Read more about Developing IFM-SEI’s work plan[…]

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International Committee in Peru

This year IFM-SEI members held their annual International Committee Meeting in Peru and discussed the future of our international. Around 45 delegates from IFM-SEI member organisations met at the annual International Committee Meeting of our movement that took place in Nana, Peru from 11–14 June 2015. The meeting was jointly hosted by our three Peruvian member organisations Read more about International Committee in Peru[…]

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New youth platform in Latin America and the Carribean

Youth organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean create a new forum in order to bring together and strengthen platforms, movements and youth organisations fighting for greater participation and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. From 12th to 15th April 2015 represen­tatives from youth movements and organisations from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe Read more about New youth platform in Latin America and the Carribean[…]

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A week of contrasts at the Africa-Europe Training Course

The 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations in the Framework of the 6th African University on Youth and Development was held at the end of January 2015. Representing IFM-SEI and our member youth organisations I travelled half way across the world for an intense training course with other young people from across Europe and Read more about A week of contrasts at the Africa-Europe Training Course[…]

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No pasaran!

Every January, Europe’s right-wing elite comes together to celebrate itself at the Akademikerball in Vienna, Austria. This event is not only about dancing but mainly about networking and promoting hate speech and fascist ideology. Last year, Josef, a comrade from SJD – die Falken was arrested and charged guilty of mayhem and violation of public peace despite Read more about No pasaran![…]

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Partnerships for Participation in Bolivia

Uplifting! That is maybe the most suitable term to describe ‘the Partnerships for Participation’ (P4P) seminar organised by IFM-SEI and local member organisation Nueva Generacion Bolivia with the support of the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme. The seminar, which was held from 18th to 25 January 2015 in the centre of La Paz, Bolivia, was a Read more about Partnerships for Participation in Bolivia[…]

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Rote Falken celebrate 90th birthday

From 18th July to 1st August 2015 in Döbriach there will be the “Anniversary Camp” for kids, group leaders and all friends of Rote Falken. Furthermore, there will be a formal Party on June 19, 2015 in Vienna. There you can meet former and current leading members of the organization. During the summer camp participants Read more about Rote Falken celebrate 90th birthday[…]

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Mirim-Brasil represents IFM-SEI at the World Forum for Democracy

Last November, two members of the Child and Youth Movement (MIRIM-BRASIL), member organisation of IFM-SEI, attended the World Forum for Democracy (WFD) in Strasbourg, France. The forum, which is held annually by the Council of Europe (CoE), brought together more than two thousand participants, including representatives of social organizations, parliamentarians, ministers, cyber-activists and social entrepreneurs. Read more about Mirim-Brasil represents IFM-SEI at the World Forum for Democracy[…]

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Nueva Generacion in Peru

An important part of our activity programme is the regional integration of Latin America. Therefore we are organizing trips and exchanges to our neighboring countries, visiting every year a new city with our young members, to get to know the culture, the people and the beautiful places. In the programme of 2014, the ultimate activity Read more about Nueva Generacion in Peru[…]

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JUBI-Camp in Denmark

What? JUBI-Camp 2015 Where? DUI-LEG og VIRKE Bisnapgård Efterskole (School), Nordmandshage 45, 9370 Hals, Denmark When? Monday the 20th – Saturday the 25th of July 2015 Once again DUI-LEG og VIRKE invites you all to join the JUBI Camp 2015. The theme of this JUBI-Camp is VIKING Camp focusing on the VIKINGS’ daily social lives in Scandinavia. Date: Monday Read more about JUBI-Camp in Denmark[…]

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Study Session: Charter for All

EXTENDED DEADLINE!! IFM-SEI is looking for participants for the next study session in Strasbourg, ‘Charter for All: Putting Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education into practice’ Human Rights and Democracy: they are terms we often hear, they are at the core of our organisations and we want everyone to respect them. But what Read more about Study Session: Charter for All[…]

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Partnerships for Participation

With the New Year, also our new global project Partnerships for Participation started and is taking on full speed with its first meeting in Bolivia from 15–25 January! Partnerships for Participation (short: P4P) includes two exciting elements: Children in ten organisations will set up partnerships with local councils or schools to have their say in Read more about Partnerships for Participation[…]

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Publications

With our publications, we offer educators – group leaders, peer educators or teachers – lots of easy-to-use activities on lots of different topics. All publications have two parts – an introduction offering background information, food for thoughts and tips for educators, and an activity part with descriptions of educational methods for different age groups. You Read more about Publications[…]

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