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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: Social Justice, Democracy and Peace

Despite the hardship and challenges, 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 past and upcoming events and activities conducted by the IFS Helsinki Office and its members to advocate for social justice, peace, and democracy everywhere.

  • 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. The project is funded by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Read more.
  • Webinar/Conversation about the “implications of the war in Ukraine:democratic crossroads in Eastern Europe”. Read more.
  • Webinar on Domestic Violence. January 12, 2022, 03.00 pm EET. Registration at info@ifsnetwork.org  Read more
  • IFS Declaration on Social Justice, published at the end the IFS International Conference 2021 in Sydney.
  • The power of Community Across Europe – Locality Research Report: Research on experiences of the community response to the pandemic across Europe in 2020. Read more
  • Community Organizations Promoting Democracy and Peace in Europe Meeting. This part of the Peace event series hosted by the IFS Helsinki Office and the Finnish Federation of Settlements and sponsored by the Finnish Minister of Justice. Read more

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Congratulations 🥳to our member Wiener Hilfswerk who won a national award and this project is part of our IFS Fostering Social Justice programmet! 😁 #forsocialjustice #ErasmusPlus𝐖𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐡𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐳! Für das Projekt „𝐃𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐜𝐡 𝐂𝐚𝐟𝐞́“ erhielten unsere Wiener Hilfswerk Nachbarschaftszentren den 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 in der Kategorie „Integration vor Ort“ vom Österreichischen Integrationsfonds (ÖIF). Am 16. Mai fand die Verleihung durch Bundesministerin Susanne Raab in feierlichem Rahmen im Bundeskanzleramt statt. (Foto: BKA) ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations 🥳to our member Wiener Hilfswerk who won a national award and this project is part of our IFS Fostering Social Justice programmet! 😁 #forsocialjustice #ErasmusPlus

And that how our Europe Day "Dinner Zoom Meeting" went...

French baguette and bag, Fufu from Finland(Yes, that how diverse we are!😃), Freedom Soup from Holland, Swedish book with Ukrainian colours, Anna from Austria with her good news and experiences from the IFSJ Study visits, Mourad Chalal with a group of youngsters, their mothers and so on👇 #weneedtobedoingthisoften
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And that how our Europe Day Dinner Zoom Meeting went...

French baguette and bag, Fufu from Finland(Yes, that how diverse we are!😃), Freedom Soup from Holland, Swedish book with Ukrainian colours, Anna from Austria with her good news and experiences from the IFSJ Study visits, Mourad Chalal with a group of youngsters, their mothers and so on👇 #weneedtobedoingthisoften

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