About

About the VSS

Whether your origins in AFS were as a program participant, a host-family or simply as a world citizen, if you’re a volunteer in AFS in Europe, this event is for you!

The initial idea of having a Volunteer Summer Summit assumes bringing together around as many AFS volunteers as possible in order to share best practices in AFS volunteer work, to exchange tools, tips and tricks, and to create a spirit of international unity.

The Volunteer Summer Summit is a large scale meeting, targeting a wide group of AFS volunteers of all backgrounds and ages. A meeting of this shape contributes not only to enriching their skills but also to creating a stronger spirit of international community between national and local volunteers from different countries.

Programme

Comming soon.

About the Team

About the Organizers

EFIL, the European Federation for Intercultural Learning, is the umbrella organisation of multiple AFS organisations in Europe. As a global education network, EFIL supports its members in establishing programs that bridge the gap between the training provided by most educational systems and intercultural skills and global perspectives needed to foster an harmonious world. EFIL promotes intercultural understanding among countries, organisations and citizens, and actively helps its members to operate within the European environment.

AFS Czech Republic

The EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit is taking place with the financial support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council Of Europe. Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. The Council of Europe has a genuine pan-European dimension with 47 member countries out of which 5 are observer countries; the Holy See, the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico.

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. It has an annual budget of approximately 3.7 million Euros. Since 1972, more than 300 000 young people, aged between 15 and 30 and mostly from member states, have benefited directly from EYF-supported activities.

Social media

To stay up to date with the event’s preparation you should follow the VSS Sunflower on Facebook and on Instagram . Looking forward to sharing pictures, expectations and ideas with you online!