International Federation of Workers' Education Associations (IFWEA)

Fédération internationale des associations pour l'éducation des travailleurs (FIAET)
Federación Internacional de Asociaciones para la Educación de los Trabajadores (FIAET)
Internationaler Verband für Arbeiterbildung (IVA)

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History

Oct 1947, London (UK), at 1st General Conference, following preparatory meeting, Oct 1945, London, called by the United Kingdom Workers' Educational Association. Originally referred to in French as Fédération internationale des sociétés de l'éducation ouvrière. A Statement of Policy which outlined the objects and functions of the Federation was adopted at 3rd General Conference, 1953, London. International Charter of Workers' Education -- Charte internationale de l'éducation des travailleurs, a statement of IFWEA principles and policies as well as a programme of action in the 1980's, was adopted at 12th General Conference, June 1980, Oslo (Norway). Most recent Charter and Constitution approved 16 Sep 1992, Port Elgin (Canada) and adopted Jan 1993, Brussels (Belgium); amended 1996, 2000.

Aims

On the basis of the democratic labour mouvement, promote free and voluntary educational work, according to the principles of solidarity and cooperation, justice and equality, democracy and freedom.

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Activities

Events/meetings; projects/programmes; training/education; research/documentation; guidance/assistance/consulting; knowledge management/information dissemination.

Structure

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Languages

Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List).

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 50 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Workers
  • Education
    • Education
  • Idealism
    • Idealism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

C2044

Last News Received

2019
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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