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Work abroad

Dear Aieji,

my name is Ardian Zhupa. I live in Italy and I am 30 years old. I have finished my Bachelor degree in Social Education. At this moment I’m working as a Social Educator in Italy. I like to experience new things, and I have always dreamt of working outside of Italy. I could be Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK, Australia or Canada. I have work field experience with kids with disabilities, which gave me a good and educational experience. In connecting with my assignment before I graduate, I also have about for 4 months of work field experience with Albanian children as a volunteer in educational centers which I have a big interest in, and would love to work in that environment again. I speak English, Italian and Albanian.

Also during this period I am participating in a programm in order to become a Gestalt Counsellor.

Please contact

AIEJI article in Revista de Educaion Social


As the president of AIEJI Benny Andersen wrote an article about social education and globalization from an AIEJI perspective – in the CGCEES magasin “Revista de Educaion Social”:

ChildHelp Sierra Leone


ChildHelp Sierra Leone need 17 volunteers aged from 18 years and

above, with or without children and spouses.


Fields are:

1. Training of staff in workplace policies

2. Training of communities and schools in school sanitation and health education

3. Vocational courses in any field – we welcome new study areas

4. Training of School principals and teachers in the code of conduct

for schools and their students especially for the girl-child

5. training of school pupils in different subjects

6. Community work areas: Agriculture, farming, gardening,

micro-enterprise development, appropriate technologies, adult literacy

and computer studies – basic computer literacy.


Volunteering period: Throughout the year


Accommodation: Volunteers live in reasonable guest houses, stay homes,

community homes, stay with community people, hotels, farms, etc as

they needs.


Any other information can be requested from the office.



Wulay Koroma

IC Office


4 Police Barracks Road,


Sierra Leone


Looking for job abroad

Hi, my name is Mary. I live in Denmark and I am 25 years old. I am studying to become a Bachelor in Social Education, which I will finish in June 2017. I like to experience new things, and I have always dreamt of working outside of Denmark when I finish my education. I have been thinking about a job in Spain or UK, but I am open for possibilities in other countries as well. I have work field experience with adults and kids with disabilities, which gave me a good and educational experience. In connecting with my assignment before I graduate, I also have about 1 month of work field experience with refugee children in asylum centers which I have a big interest in, and would love to work in that environment again. Otherwise working with kids or young people in general also have my interest. I speak English, Arabic and Danish. I hope someone is able to help me in any way. Please contact me on e-mail: for any further questions. Kind regards Mary

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 (

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.