Archive for December 2017

The International Conference “Bridging Traditions and Innovations”

As posted before: February 22-24, 2018 an international conference brings together practitioners, academics and students who are occupied with social pedagogy and social education. This very interesting conference will take place in Puebla in Mexico. Registration is still possible. Please have a look at

Newsletter December 2017

Dear all

First of all I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2017 is fading and soon we can look back at a year with a lot of activities in AIEJI. In spring we finished the project about social educational work within mental health and the project was presented at the world congress in Campinas in Brazil in April. The congress was a success and again I would like to thank AEESSP for the great job they did hosting so many AIEJI members and supporters and planning a very interesting program. It was a very special adventure for me again to meet so many social educators from different parts of the world. Thank you for that as well.

At the General Assembly at the world congress I was reelected as the president for AIEJI. I’m very proud of still being in this position and very proud of working together with very skilled and dedicated persons in the AIEJI board. In 2017 three of these persons unfortunately left the board. This was Irmelin Sangolt Tjelflaat (Norway) who was the General Secretary, Daniela Duff (Switzerland) who was the Treasurer and Maria Jose Calderon (Spain) who was the European Regional Officer. Thank you for your great work for AIEJI and for your inspiring company. I wish you all the best.

Luckily new and very competent people were elected to the board in 2017. At the General Assembly in Campinas Nicola Titta (Italy) and Silvia Azevedo (Portugal) European Regional Officer)) were elected. And the extra ordinary General Assembly in November Jogvan Philbrow (The Faroe Islands) was elected as the General Secretary and Guillaume Favre was elected as the treasurer. I wish you a warm welcome to the AIEJI board.

The three main tasks of AIEJI in this congress period (2017-2021) were decided at the world congress: Ethics in social educational work, social educational work with people with dementia and recruitment of new members. At the last board meeting (in November) we started up the first project by collecting formulated ethical values from AIEJI organizations to find out about different ways of working with this  crucial issue. We also started up the third project – concrete by visiting the Baltic States in December to get to know more about social educational work and education in this part of the world. This resulted in a very interesting meeting and I’m happy to write (as already posted on the website) that Lithuania Association of Social Educators (LASP) very soon will be a member of AIEJI. The important project concerning dementia will start up in 2019. The three projects of course will be represented at the next world congress. This will be in Switzerland 2021.

Hopefully 2018 will be a year in the name of social education – at different levels. We need that whether we’re talking about strengthening our profession, empowering citizens or social politics. More than ever we need to stand together and show that what we do makes a very significant difference in people’s lifes and in societies. By these words I wish you again a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Best regards from

Benny Andersen, President of AIEJI.





Welcome to LASP

Dear Aieji members


I’m proud and happy to welcome a new member of Aieji.

This monday I was in Lithaunia and met with collegues from Lithaunia Association of Social Educators – LASP.  And we made an agreement about membership of Aieji.

So I warmly welcome  the national Lithaunia Association of Social Educators as a new member of Aieji.

It is so important not only for social educators in Lithaunia, but also for social educators around the world. The more member of Aieji, the stronger voice we have.

Here you can see a picture from our meeting Monday.

Best and happy regards

Benny Andersen



Extra Ordinary General Assembly

Last weekend the AIEJI  General Assembly was held in Portugal. We are happy to inform you  that Jogvan Philbrow from The Faero Islands was elected to the position as General Secretary, and Guillaume Favre from Switzerland was elected to the position as Treasurer. A warm welcome to the two new members of the AIEJI board.

AIEJI’s 19th World Congress

Aieji 19th World Congress

XIX Congresso

In the President's Report 2017 you can read about AIEJI's work and projects from 2013-2017. You can also read about the coming work programme for the next four years.

Download the report here.

AIEJI’s 18th World Congress

In the President's Report 2013 you can read about the activities of AIEJI in the last congress period as well as the ideas for the coming work programme in 2013 - 2017.

Download the report here.