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Happy Social Educators Day 2nd of October

Dear all

Very soon, 2nd 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 society and that we’re proud of what we’re doing and what we can achieve!


Facebook event
A Facebook-event is created for the celebration. This can be found here:

Please invite other social educators to join the event.


Share photos
Also, we are looking forward to seeing your contributions to the celebration. Please share photos that show that you and your colleagues are proud of your job either on Instagram using #thefinestjobintheworld or on Facebook posting your pictures on the Facebook event. Please also share information at Facebook about activities concerning this special day. Together we will show the world that we are proud of our job and want the world to know.

Happy Social Educators Day!

Website AIEJI World Congress Brazil 10th – 12th April 2017


Please have a look at the AIEJI World Congress website:

We very much hope to see you in Brazil.


Concerning Swiss participation in The World Congress in Brazil

Dear AIEJI members from Switzerland

Jean Marc Roethlisberger would like to get in contact with other AIEJI members who are planning to participate in The World Congress in Brazil 10th – 12th April 2017:

Chères et chers membres AIEJI de Suisse Romande, (associations, institutions et individuels).

Comme vous le savez, le prochain congrès aura lieu l’année prochaine au Brésil. Nous sommes quelques vaudois de la région de Lausanne désireux de participer à ce grand rendez-vous de notre association. Si vous y pensez également, ne manquez pas de nous communiquer votre adresse mail afin que nous puissions vous informer de nos projets.

Au plaisir de vous lire : Joëlle Cosandey, Guillaume Favre et Jean-Marc Roethlisberger (ancien trésorier de l’AIEJI)

The situation in Turkey


Back from summer holiday having followed the very serious situation in Turkey on the media…

AIEJI is a member of The Conference of INGOs in The European Council and we recieved this statement written by Anna Rurka, the President of INGOs. Please read:


State of emergency in Turkey: Call on civil society to be vigilant


AIEJI WORLD CONGRESS BRAZIL 10th – 12th April 2017

We are very happy to announce that the AIEJI World Congress will take place in spring 2017 – as written in the headline from 10th to 12th April. The host of the world congress is  AEESSP (Associacao dos Educadores e Educadoras Sociais do Estado de Sao Paulo) and the World Congress will take place at the University of Campinas in the constituent state Sao Paulo.

More information about the World Congress will soon follow on the AIEJI website and on Facebook.



Looking for a job

My name is Heidi I’m 25 years old and I’m from Denmark here I have just finished my study in pedagogic/Social Education where I’ve been focusing on children with special needs and socially disadvantages children in orphanages. I’m seeking a job abroad long or short term, to learn more and give me better professional qualifications and competency.

I’m a positive and outgoing girl who loves to explore. Therefore I have been on some long term and short term travels. I love to learn more about and meet new people, new nationalities and cultures. It has taught me that working with people are something I really have a passion for.

I have worked and been doing volunteer work in: Cambodia (6 months), Jamaica (2 months), Tanzania (3 months).  Furthermore I have worked in Denmark as a handicap helper (5 years) and in homes for children and young kids between 0-18 years with different disabilities and severe multiple handicaps to relieve their parents. (3 months – 1 year)

My greatest personal strengths are that I am outgoing, positive, smiling, cooperative, creative,  responsible and very open to new challenges. I am committed to my work and take my job very seriously. And the most important thing for me is to try to make a difference, small or big.

Please feel free to contact me for more information. Best regards

Heidi Gervin Lund-Pedersen

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.

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.