European Institute of Continuous Training for the social service sector
The European Institute of Continuous Training for the social service sector is the main result of the Leonardo project SATURNE with the prospect of creating social Europe.
IEFC is an association set up by the will of its founding members to sustain a long period -over 15 years- of fruitful European collaboration between the founding members around several Equal, Leonardo and Daphne projects among which : Forminser, Joconda
, Pégase, New Horizon, FranPolSpa, Prom' Events
, Stop it
The Partnership has adopted the legal form of a non-profit private association according to Belgian law.
The statutes have been published in the Moniteur Belge in 2006, and the association is composed of full members and associated members.
Without any transnational, European resources, IEFC partly realises its goals relying on its members own resources.
AIGS, promoter of the network has continued its role of liaison, coordination and activation of the network to ensure the sustainability of the European goals and promises.
Active European collaboration and co-operation have allowed the network to expand in terms of geography and of quality of its partner associations in order to promote its educational activities at European level in favour of audiences of the social service sector.
Thanks to its European activities, IEFC can provide an educational platform for e-learning, a network of trainers, and a catalogue of vocational trainings with a European perspective focussing on issues of violence towards children, young people, women, disabled and stigmatized publics, psychosocial rehabilitation, job coaching, and social cohesion.
Training modules are available in several languages each of them culturally adapted. The training programmes are all developed in co-construction with funding from the EU programmes, Leonardo and Daphne.
The permanent secretariat
of the IEFC is located in Belgium, Herstal, St Lambert. This location has been decided in relation to its central location near the European institutions and the European Commission.