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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

Claude Pahud Honory President of AIEJI


This week Honory President of Aieji Claude Pahud past away.  Claude was one of social Educations pioneers. In his long life he has been very active in the field of social Education, figthing, even in a recent past for generous and modern ideas regarding the difficult kids and youngsters. A strong involvement, an example for us all.

This spring I had the great pleasure to meet Claude in his appartment in Lausanne. And I will never forget his inspiring words, his attitude and his entusiasme. As he told me just before I should go – “always remember – we are social educators not social workes -we have our own profession.

Today I’am very greatfull that I had the opportunity to meet Claude.

Honored be his memory.

Benny Andersen



Train large numbers of foster families in high quality childcare

Due to the UN decision to de-institutionalize childcare systems there is a growing need in the foster care systems for a high-quality and low-cost education to improve the life conditions of placed children. To meet this global challenge, Fairstart Foundation will launch a new international online foster care instructor education in January 2018.

The instructor education is tailored especially to governments and NGOs who are in need of an inexpensive solution that generates positive results both short-term and long-term. The education is low-cost, user-friendly and practice-oriented. Most importantly, all participants are encouraged to be co-designers and we aim to adapt the teaching material to local cultures and circumstances.

Based on the same training design, our group care educations have resulted in a remarkable progress in the children’s social behavior and trust in their caregivers. We welcome all countries and organisations into the project when we launch the first foster care instructor course in January 2018. Let’s give children a fair start.

Read the full article at:



Happy Socialeducators’ Day

Please watch this little speech by Benny Andersen, President of AIEJI.

President Benny Andersen speech


AIEJI members have contributed to the video below that celebrates our special day. Enjoy and thank you very much for the contributions.


A glimpse of the World Congress 2017

Social educators from 24 countries were gathered on 10-12 April 2017 at AIEJI’s World Congress in Brazil. 600 social educators were proud to celebrate that they have #thefinestjobintheworld. The motto of the congress was I am because we are.

At the congress social educators from all over the world shared their experiences, stories, good examples – and the difference they make for marginalised people.


There were also musical performances at the World Congress.


Benny Andersen was re-elected as the president of AIEJI. 

“Shoulder to shoulder, we stand together here and the goal is to make the world a better place. And the world needs that! The world needs us.” The president completed his speech with this message: “When you get up in the morning and look at yourselves in the mirror, then say to yourselves, or shout to yourselves – Yes, I have the finest job in the world” – and everybody shouted together!


The new AEIJI board was elected, and most of the members are gathered on this group photo. From the left side you can see Claudio Desanti Sanchez, Ney Moraes, Benny Andersen, Silvia Azevedo, Lorenzo Lucarelli og Daniela Duff.

Female social educator looking for job in France

Je m’appelle Merete, j’ai 29 ans et je cherche un travail en France. I graduated as a social educator in 2015 in Copenhagen in Denmark and have since then worked with young refugees. I have also experience from working in an orphanage and with people with mental developmental disorder. I have travelled quite a bit and enjoy learning new things and adapt into new cultures. For many years I’ve wanted to live in France and now seems to be the perfect time. That’s why I’m hoping to find a job, where I can use my skills as a social educator and at the same time gain more experience within my field. I’m looking for a job preferably with teens or young adults with some kind of social vulnerability or difficulties.
My French is not perfect, but I am taking French classes twice a week and am learning fast. I believe I’ll soon be able to communicate in French on a decent level. If you have knowledge of a job opportunity, a contact or just like to learn more about me please don’t hesitate to send me an email at

Best regards Merete Nørgaard, Denmark

AIEJI in The European Council

Friday AIEJI presented the report “Social educational work with unaccompanied refugee minors seeking asylum” in the European Council at their conference in Lisbon on ” Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risks prevention and management.”


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.


Congress in Ecuador 28th of September – 1st of October 2016

Dear all, my name is Pedro C Martínez (PhD) and i am the President of Scientific Comittee of the II International Congress of Education at UNAE, in Azogues (Ecuador) 28th September to 1st October. We have a section for Social Education. Any question you may write your queries to

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.