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The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is a global movement of more than 11000 member associations that include multi-purpose, community-based organizations across the world. We believe in empowering the people who work for social justice by connecting, inspiring and supporting an inclusive global community. 

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Focus Areas: Coronavirus: The impact on Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centers and more.

The IFS Helsinki Office and members have been organising online meetings as an opportunity to IFS members to share news and talk about the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on community work and plans after the crisis. There have been two meetings so far.  The first online meeting took place on March 31, 2020, and the second on May 6, 2020.

The next meeting will be organised by the IFS member organisation ASKOVFONDEN of Denmark. The meeting is open to all and more details will be communicated soon. Please contact Junias Kanyinda at junias.kanyinda@setlementti.fi if you are interested in joining the meeting.

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IFS Europe Meeting by Locality

Calling all IFS Europe members! Join us on the 17th November at 2pm (London time) at our next network event to share experience between colleagues from community organisations across Europe. We will be discussing recovery and resilience in the context of the pandemic, and how we can learn from and share international experiences.

To register please email ruth.breidenbach-roe@locality.org.uk
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IFS Europe Meeting by Locality
Calling all IFS Europe members! Join us on the 17th November at 2pm (London time) at our next network event to share experience between colleagues from community organisations across Europe. We will be discussing recovery and resilience in the context of the pandemic, and how we can learn from and share international experiences. 
To register please email ruth.breidenbach-roe@locality.org.uk

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