World Education Fellowship (WEF)

Ligue mondiale pour l'éducation nouvelle (LIEN)
Liga Mundial pro Educación Nueva
Weltbund für Erneuerung der Erziehung

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1921 Calais France


Founded 1921, Calais (France), on the initiative of Beatrice Ensor (1885-1974) and Adolphe Ferrière (1879-1960) and Elisabeth Rotten (1882-1964), as New Education Fellowship – Compagnons de l'éducation nouvelle, in succession to H-XH1432 - International Bureau of New Schools, set up in 1899. Previously referred to in French as Ligue Internationale d'Education Nouvelle (LIEN). Present name adopted Aug 1966, Chichester (UK). Registered in the UK under the Charities Act, 1960. UK Registered Charity: 314112.


Promote high standards of education for all groups worldwide.


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