Who we are
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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“Let’s all be brave and creative builders of a much better and just world”
Focus Areas: Social Justice, Democracy and Peace
The IFS Network and its members remain united in advocating for social justice, diversity, solidarity, peace and democracy around the world. Here are some of the activities conducted by the IFS Helsinki Office and its members to advocate for social justice, peace, and democracy everywhere.
How to become a member?
Our Membership spans the globe offering partnership for programs and conferences that introduce you to new networking channels.
Latest in the IFS
- IFS Internationale Conference 2023 in France. Read more
- Project IFS Fostering Social Justice! Erasmus + EU Program 2021 – 2024 – IFS as advocate and provider for adult learning opportunities – 11 EU countries – 12 partners – 17 Projects – 1 Network. Read more.
- IFS and members’s support to Ukraine – Youth Camps for the youngsters. Do you want to make a donation? Please go to Donation.
- IFS Declaration on Social Justice, published at the end the IFS International Conference 2021 in Sydney.
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Ahead of the International Day of Education on 24 January, the IFS...
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