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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1947-10 London UK


Founded at 1st General Conference, following preparatory meeting, Oct 1945, London, called by the United Kingdom Workers' Educational Association. 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.


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


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General Conference (from 1992, every 4 years); Executive Committee; Regional organization: E-XE3216 - Comunidade Sindical dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa (CSPLP). Secretariat hosted by the Labour Research Service, Cape Town (South Africa). Membership open; meetings closed.


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



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