Request about autism training

I am a South African professional educator teaching children with autism. I want to study further about autism, as it’s growing at an alarming rate. Will  you help me with contacts of countries who have autism training centers that can help me realize my dream.

Regards Khosi Netnou

Looking for job abroad

Dear reader

My name is Maria Post, I’m 44 years old and born and raised in Denmark. I have a 23 yeared old son which I intend to keep a good eye out for whenever I can. I have been working as a social educator for the past 15 years after my social educator degree. But lately thoughts like “should I try work abroad” have crossed me. I really don’t prefer a country more than other country, but UK have always been closely related to me. My working interest is mainly with young kids aged from 6-16, as my own experience both has been with kids from an orphanage and with pshycological disabled children. I put interest in talking and communicating in a traditional Danish way, which is a free open minded attitude towards difficulty with kids. I started a youth club, mainly kids with non-Danish roots. Kids that might had hard time socialising in traditional ways, here we could put all kids together despite color and religion. Had success with the youth club, but time and money were a factor that had me to shut the club in 2011.

My sons father is British and I’ve been with him for around 4-5 years so roughly I learned to adapt to some foreign cultures. So being set into new envoirments doesn’t affect me, as I’m good to adapt wherever I am.

I love travelling and when I travel, me and my son if he’s present with me, we intend to stay at international hostels so we can communicate with people from the whole world. When I work, I see myself as a hard working and dedicated employee. Which often comes out to give good relations between my colleagues and I. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if questions are needed.


Best Regards,

Maria Post


Declaración de Madrid, Noviembre 2015

The Madrid Declaration in Spanish:

AIEJI Asociación Internacional de Educadoras y Educadores Sociales

El 20 de noviembre de 2015, con ocasión del 26º aniversario de la convención de la ONU sobre los Derechos de la Infancia, la AIEJI hace un llamamiento a los gobiernos y a las personas con responsabilidad en este tema a que tengan en cuenta el artículo 22 según el cual los niños y niñassolicitantes de asilo o considerados refugiados deben recibir la protección y la asistencia humanitaria convenientes. Los estados, en cooperación con las organizaciones internacionales, deben dar asistencia y apoyo a las personas jóvenes no acompañadas para que puedan reunirse con sus progenitores. Las educadoras y los educadores sociales que trabajan con esta población deberían tener la posibilidad de implementar en su práctica diaria las competencias que se recogen en la publicación de la AIEJI “El trabajo socioeducativo con personas refugiadas menores de edadsolicitantes de asilo” ( Las educadoras y los educadores socialestrabajamos con niños, niñas y jóvenes que viven en situaciones de inseguridad, desamparo, lejos de su países y sin ninguna noción sobre su futuro más inmediato. Las educadoras y los educadores sociales trabajamos en el marco de un sistema en el que las decisiones que se toman a nivel jurídico y gubernamental tienen un impacto primordial en las vidas y en la situación de estos niños, niñas y jóvenes, tantoahoramismo como en sufuturo. Es una obligación humana y urgente apoderar a estos niños, niñas y jóvenesdestinando recursos para que puedan encarar su compleja situación y ofrecerles el apoyo necesario para poder integrarse en las sociedades de acogida.

Sri Lanka: Two conferences

Some time ago the AIEJI member organisation The International Institute of Knowledge (Sri Lanka) brought to notice the two interesting conferences announced below. If you are a member of AIEJI The International Institute of Knowledge can offer you 10% fee reduction. Please be aware of this if signing up.





Our international day


In two weeks, the second of October, we’ll celebrate a very special day: The international day of social educators. This is the day we celebrate our profession – that we have the competences to support humans in need, that we know what this support means for humans and societies and that we’re proud of what we’re doing and what we can achieve!

It’s going to be a worldwide celebration with workshops, debates and events. And also the social media will play a great role: At Instagram #thefinestjobintheworld please share photos that show that you and your colleagues are proud of your job and want the world to know. Please also share knowledge in our AIEJI Facebook group about activities concerning this very special day.


Two conferences in Sri Lanka in 2016

Our member organisation The International Institute of Knowledge (Sri Lanka) brings to notice these two interesting conferences:





“2nd of October countdown”

Dear all

In less than a month we’ll celebrate the international day of social educators. The event will be all over the world with the hashtag #thefinestjobintheworld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. By letter we’ll ask our member organizations to contribute with short videos showing what make social educators’ competences special. Also all AIEJI subscribers will be asked to share photos. More information will follow.

International Congress of Social Education in Portugal

From AIEJIs member organisation APTSES:

The 5th International Congress of Social Education is held in the days 02 and 03 October 2015, during the commemoration of the International Day of social educator at the School of Education and Social Sciences of Leiria. The central theme of the congress will be the familiar contexts of vulnerability and will be present social education professionals, from Portugal and other countries, including Benny Andersen, president of Aieji.

More information about the conference is available at or via email from APTSES:

Best regards,

Associação dos Profissionais Técnicos Superiores de Educação Social (APTSES)




AIEJI project about social educational work with unaccompanied refugee minor asylum seekers


As written about in the latest News letters, the AIEJI project work about social educational work with refugee minors has been in process. The project has now finished and you can find the report here Refugee minor asylum seekers

Members from 16 AIEJI countries have countributed with national information about the target group. 11 social educators from Italy, Israel, Spain and Denmark, working with this group, have been interviewed. 7 unaccompanied refugee minors have been interviewed in Italy and Denmark.

The report contains both empirical and theoretical studies and ends up by giving important messages about 1) social educational work that benefits the unaccompanied refugee minor asylum seekers 2) political priorities every country are obliged to work for and implement due to UN conventions.

A first presentation of the report took place in Helsinki in Finland at the Nordic Conference “Courage in social work” Friday 12th of June: – workshop 31.

Please do what you can to spread knowledge about the issue by refering to the report in the fora and network you attend. The unaccompanied refugee minors are so very much in need for all the professional alertness they can get.

From Patricia Munch

Je suis en retraite depuis peu mais je reste dans l’organisation du colloque.

Pouvez vous dorénavant envoyer vos mails à l’adresse suivante : Et merci encore pour votre disponibilité

Patricia MUNCH

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.