Welcome To EFIL Volunteer Summer Summit 2009 Website!

Come To Istanbul For VSS09

The initial idea of having a Summer Summit assumes bringing together around 250 AFS volunteers 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 general objectives of the Summit concept have been defined as:

  • to provide an opportunity for all volunteers to participate in an international event, at low cost, and to encourage them to reach out across their national borders;
  • to increase motivation and feeling of belonging to an international community of a large number of volunteers;
  • to focus on one leading theme to facilitate the sharing between volunteers from different countries;
  • to explore methods and themes new to the AFS network;
  • to create a new tradition of an annual volunteer meeting in an informal setting.

Innovation and Creativity in Youth Exchange

The year 2009 has been announced by the European Union as the European Year of Innovation and Creativity. Therefore the upcoming edition of the Summit will focus on new innovative approaches in the AFS volunteer work. It is predicted to invite trainers to introduce less known learning methods and encourage non-standard solutions to the context of exchange programmes.

Sponsors and organisers of the VSS2009

Contact Us: info@efilsummersummit.org