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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.



Contacts in Colombia

My name is Candelaria Lucero and I am an Uruguayan Social Educator who is currently looking for new opportunities in Colombia. I hope you can help me find interesting options (or interesting contacts!) in adoption/foster care, non-formal education trainings or social development. Why help me? I feel myself well prepared and eager to continue learning!

Friends and acquaintances would describe myself as a young professional with lots of experience, with initiative and versatile. Social Educator by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, I’m specialized in conflict resolution and social development. With experience in non-formal education, social innovation and project management. With skills for training, communication and team building, specially in multicultural environments. 

 I am ready to work hard and learn a lot. I can share my CV with whomever is interested to explore it further or share it with their contacts. Feel free to e-mail me:


Madrid Declaration about unaccompanied minors

Madrid Declaration, November 20th 2015

AIEJI – the international association of social educators

November the 20th 2015, on the 26th anniversary of The UN convention on the rights of the child, AIEJI calls on governments and decision makers to be aware of § 22 stating that a child who is seeking refugee status or who is considered a refugee shall receive appropriate protection and humanitarian assistance. The states shall in cooperation with international organizations assist an unaccompanied child in being reunited with his or her parents. Social educators working with these children and young people should be given the possibility to implement in their daily practice the competences expressed in the AIEJI publication “Social educational work with refugee minor asylum seekers” ( Social educators working with groups of children and young people who live in unsafe situations, being all alone, far away from their home countries and with no knowledge of their future. Social educators work within the framework of a system where decisions made on a juridical and governmental level have a fundamental impact on the life situations of the unaccompanied minors now and further on. To empower the children, to  give them resources to cope with the complex situations they are facing is an urgent human obligation and support integration in  host societies.

Happy Social Educators day – watch our world wide celebration video


It is time to celebrate the second of October. It is time to show that we have the finest job in the world! Enjoy this video with great contributions from AIEJI member organisations and please make the video visible for others as well. Thanks a lot to all contributors to this production.




Share photos at Instagram #thefinestjobintheworld and share knowledge in our AIEJI Facebook group about activities concerning this very special day.


I wish you all a great day.


Looking for a job abroad

My name is Yannik, I’m from Denmark, and I am a young man at age 25. I speak English, Swedish, Norwegian and a little French. I’m a social educator and I did my final exam January 2015. I’m specialized in people with social problems (especially alcohol problems). I´ve been working with people with physical and mental illnesses, people with abuses and people with mental/social problems. In addition, I escort people with physical and mental illnesses.

I’m open to work in many different areas with different people. But in particular I search for a work with youngsters or adults with some kind of mental or social problems.

I am very good at creating an overview and I am flexible and meeting stable. I engage me in the work I’m doing, and my ethical thoughts have been praised at my previous jobs. I can work solo and take decisions, but I also seek advice in my team. In critical situations I keep calm.

I believe that it is through reflections and sparring with your coworkers that we are developing the pedagogical thinking. We get more conscious about what we are doing and how we do our work in the best possible way. It is our job to support them in the experience of “the good life”.

I hope very much to receive an e-mail from you :-)

Best regards,

Yannik Noah Næsby, Denmark


Sexuality and disability


My name is Kim Steimle. I work as a social educator and I have an education as a sexuality advisor. I work together with Asgerbo Persson who is educated in health and communication and as a sexologist. Everybody has a sexuality, also people with disabilities. For several years, we have been helping people with disabilities live a fulfilling life, which also includes sexuality. In Denmark we have a solid legal foundation that is very clear on where the boundaries are and what we can and can’t do as professionals, regarding disability and sexuality. However, even in Denmark we often experience this topic to be very difficult to handle among social educators. We are very curious to know how this topic is dealt with in the rest of the world.

Do you have a legal foundation regarding the work with disability and sexuality in your country?

How do you respond if one of your clients asks you about sex or shows clear sexual frustrations?

How do you handle sexual abuse committed against or by one of your clients?

Please contact us by e-mail if you would like to share some of your challenges and frustrations or tell us about how you handle this difficult topic. We hope that we can exchange useful ideas.

Kind regards

Kim Steimle (

Work in Australia or Asia


My name is Cecilie, I’m 29 years old and I’m from Denmark. I’m looking for a job in Australia or in Asia. I graduated as a social educator in January 2014 and I am specialised in people with social problems. I worked in Vietnam for 6 months in a kindergarten. I taught English and worked with the children’s social skills.  My last stay abroad was in Thailand, I worked as a volunteer at a center for prostitutes in Patong/Phuket. I love doing social educational work, and I’ve worked in a lot of different areas. E.g. with  marginalised children and young people, young refugees,  children/young people without friends and as a counsellor for children in need. I am very passionated about my job,  and I love working with people from different cultures. I hope you will contact me  if you have a interesting job for me in Australia or Asia. I can work with children/young people and adults.  
Hope to hear from you.  Best regards Cecilie Lindencrone (


Work in Brazil or Portugal


My name is Marsha Thomsen, I am a woman, 31 years old, and I am from Denmark. I am an educated pedagogue gratuated in 2008 in social studies, and I am very interested working in Brazil or Portugal. I speak Portuguese. All together I have  2 years of experience in Brazil in the field of social educational work  where I among other things have worked with different things such as working in a kindergarten in the slum district of children in risk, and also work in a project called “The Helping Hands”  – an activity place for children in need. Last but not least I have been voluntering for 6 months in a orhanage childrens home. Besides the 2 years I have also done a 6 months internship in Brazil where I worked with slum favelars families and children in need, during my time of university. I like working with diffrerent children, people. It does not matter what area or age, I am very flexible, so please write to me anytime about what my options are, I would be very grateful.

Thank you and best regards, Marsha (

Looking for a job abroad

My name is Pernille. I am 24 years old, and from Denmark. i wish to work as a social educator in Brazil or Argentina.  My area of experince is within young or adult people with different difficulties in life. both physically and mentally.

I worked in China for 6 months, in a school, teaching English. For 2 vinters and 1 summer, i worked in Norway, at a center for people with disability and immigrant families from differentes countries.

I have done a lot of different social educational work in Denmark, with people hwo need help personal care and more.

I just got home from Central Amerika, where I worked as a voulenteer at a woman center for woman and children.

I love working with different people and in different cultures. And i am very intrested in Brazil maybe Argentina, or where ever in the world there would be a appropriate job.

– Pernille Kristensen

Work abroad

Hi. My name is Sara and I’m 23 years old. I would like to work abroad (or in Spain) as a social educator. I’m particularly interested in working with children because I have some experience with them, but I’m happy to work with adult people as well. Could you help me to find some contacts? Please write to


Best wishes

Sara Robles

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.