Affiliates

IFWEA affiliates

Below you will find the list of IFWEA’s affiliate members, by name and country

Click on their logo below to go to their website

If you are an IFWEA Member and require information from the Secretariat, email us on ifweasecretariat@lrs.org.za

 

ABF Belarus

ABF BY | Belarus

ABF BY promotes modern popular education among young people and adults in the Republic of Belarus. Established in 2015, it carries out informational, educational and enlightening activities, and supports intellectual, personal and physical development initiatives.

Website: https://abfby.org/in-english/

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Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF) | Sweden

Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF) is Sweden’s leading study association. Folkbildning is education and training outside the traditional school world. In Sweden, folkbildning takes place mainly in study associations and at folk high schools. ABF has operations throughout the country, 59 member organisations, 53 organisations with cooperation agreements nationally and 750,000 participants annually.

Website: https://www.abf.se/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/abfsverige/

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ABF Norden | Sweden

ABF Norden (Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund – the workers’ educational association) is a collaboration organisation that works to support its member organisations. The association also participates in both Nordic and international workers’ movements.

Website: https://abfnorden.wordpress.com/

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Arbejdernes Oplysningsforbunds (AOF) | Denmark

AOF (Arbejdernes Oplysningsforbund) is an association of local departments that conduct courses, cultural events and educational activities throughout the country. The purpose is to spread knowledge and understanding about society and culture and make Danes active citizens. The purpose is also to spread democracy in Denmark based on knowledge, development and togetherness.

Website: https://aof.dk/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/aofdanmark/

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Arbeidernes Opplysningsforbund (AOF) | Norway

The study association AOF Norway is a large, nationwide study association with a focus on adult education and continuing education. The study association is the head office for departments that cover the whole country from north to south. Key pedagogical practice includes experiential learning, self-activity, and individual needs and interaction between supervisor / teacher and participants.

Website: https://www.aof.no/

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Centro de Formação Sindical e Aperfeiçoamento Profissional (CEFOSAP) | Portugal

Centro de Formação Sindical e Aperfeiçoamento Profissional (CEFOSAP) is a non-profit, public-law vocational training centre with administrative and financial autonomy and its own assets. It promotes professional training activities for the enhancement of human resources. It extends its services to trade unionists, workers and entrepreneurs.

Website: https://www.cefosap.pt/

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Centro de Accion al Cambio (CENAC) | Bolivia

Centro de Accion al Cambio (CENAC) has its headquarters in La Paz, Bolivia. It is a national non-profit. The purpose of the association is to promote and generate training and educational programmes, plans, and projects that promote empowerment, capacity building, and human and social development.

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Centre for Labor and Social Studies (CLASS) | Nepal

The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS Nepal) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation working for social transformation by promoting social justice and community awareness of human rights. CLASS Nepal supports labour rights through labour education, advocacy, awareness, and capacity building. It is a platform for employers, trade unionists, educators, and research professionals.

Website: https://classnepal.org.np/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/classnepal

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Development Institute for Training, Support and Education for Labour (DITSELA) | South Africa

The Development Institute for Training, Support and Education for Labour, or the DITSELA Workers’ Education Institute, is a union education organisation. It was founded in 1996 by the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to help build a national integrated trade union education and training system. It was subsequently joined by the National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU).

Website: https://www.ditsela.org.za/

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ENGAGE, University of Limerick | Ireland

UL Engage was established in September 2015. The aim of UL Engage is to integrate civic and community engagement into the University of Limerick’s core missions in research and teaching. Communities include local and global connections with all stakeholders in civic, public or professional spheres, with policy makers, product users, third sector organisations, community groups and residents.

Website: https://www.ul.ie/engage/node/1

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Escuela Nacional Sindical (ENS) | Colombia

ENS is dedicated to defending the rights of workers in Colombia. ENS is a non-governmental, civil society organisation established as a non-profit corporation. It is a research, education, promotion and advisory entity that supports workers, both collectively organized and as individual leaders, to take their role as leading social actors in the democratic processes of the country.

Website: https://www.ens.org.co/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/escuelanacionalsindicalcolombia

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Federasi Serikat Pekerja Metal Indonesia (FSPMI) | Indonesia

The Federation of Indonesian Metal Workers Unions (FSPMI) supports issues surrounding labour in Indonesia. The organisation focuses on education, health, living wages, work safety and strengthening regulations.

Website: http://fspmi.or.id/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/kcfspmicirebonraya

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Federation of Worker Education Associations (WEAs) | New Zealand

Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a global charity and voluntary sector provider of adult education. The WEA was extended to New Zealand in October 1914, with a national body formed in 1920. There are six WEA in New Zealand, each with a commitment to the advancement, encouragement and provision of continuing and community education that promotes a just and equitable society.

Website: http://www.wea.org.nz/

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Ibtikar | Palestine

Ibtikar is a Palestinian NGO that offers innovative youth programmes, corporate training, and consulting services to foster social innovation and entrepreneurship in the community.  Ibtikar promotes education for social innovation. Ibtikar aims to enable Palestinians to use their creativity to respond to social issues and contribute effectively to building a fairer, more caring, and equal society.

Website: http://www.ibtikar.ps/en
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/ibtikar.palestine/?_rdc=1&_rdr

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Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) | Cambodia

The Independent Democratic Association of Informal Economy (IDEA) is an NGO formed by tuk tuk, tricycle and taxi drivers, small traders, and restaurant workers in Cambodia.

Website: http://www.ideacambodia.org/pages/index.php?p=index
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/IDEACAMBODIA/

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Indian Academy of Self-Employed Women (IASEW) | India

The Indian Academy for Self-Employed Women (IASEW)improves women and girls’ dignity, welfare and self-representation through education, capacity building, leadership training, communications, and research. IASEW educates women and girls in four major areas: skills training, literacy, research, and communication. Learning strategies include discussions, demonstrations, and participatory exercises.

Website: http://sewaacademy.org/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011741885033

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Institute for Social Development (ISD) | Sri Lanka

The Institute of Social Development (ISD) is a non-governmental organisation based in Kandy Sri Lanka, established in 1991 by a group of activists working in the field of human rights, labour, gender, and advocacy. ISD executes awareness programmes to empower the marginalised plantation community. Programmes focus on inclusion and governance, gender and politics, health and education, environment justice and advocacy work.

Website:https://isdkandy.org/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/Isd-Kandy-1571402892965880

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Instituto de Altos Estudios Sindicales (INAESIN) | Venezuela

Instituto de Altos Estudios Sindicales (INAESIN) is an organisation that guides workers through education, information and personal growth, contributing to the formation of the Venezuelan trade union movement. INAESIN trains union leaders in Venezuela through theoretical and practical courses with the aim that they develop strong unions capable of defending the interests of workers.

Website: https://www.inaesin.com/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/inaesin1

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International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) | Global

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is a democratic, affiliate-led federation recognised as the world’s leading transport authority. ITF fights passionately to improve working lives, connecting nearly 700 affiliated trade unions from 150 countries and helping their members to secure rights, equality and justice. ITF is the voice for nearly 20 million working men and women across the world.

Website: https://www.itfglobal.org/en
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/ITFglobal

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Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN) | Philippines

The Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN) is an NGO in the Philippines that provides various services primarily to workers, both from the private and public sectors or formal and informal labor. Its core programs are education (trade union, political and other popular or “liberative” education), research, publications, women or gender, solidarity and networking.

Website:https://learnlabor.wordpress.com/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/LEARNPilipinas

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Labour Education Foundation (LEF) | Pakistan

Labour Education Foundation (LEF) was established in 1993 as a non-governmental organisation. It is an initiative of trade union leaders, human rights and women rights activists to organise, capacitate and advocate for workers’ rights, and provide informed input to trade unions and various civil society organisations for promoting workers’ rights.

Website: https://www.lef.org.pk/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/LabourEducationFoundation

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Labour Research Service (LRS) | South Africa

The Labour Research Service (LRS) was started in 1986 in South Africa in the midst of a state of emergency. The organisation aimed to boost the collective bargaining capacity of trade unions through providing relevant economic and financial research and information.  The LRS has evolved from a purely service organisation to a learning organisation focused on an action learning spiral of research – education – reflection to shape work and strategies.

Website: https://www.lrs.org.za/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/labourresearchservice/

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Menningar og Fræslusamband Althydu (MFA) | Iceland

Menningar og Fræslusamband Althydu (MFA) offers various courses, often in cooperation with other schools in Iceland.

Website: https://www.felagsmalaskoli.is/

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Patsimeredu Edutainment Trust (PATSIME) | Zimbabwe

Patsimeredu edutainment trust is a hybrid organisation which uniquely uses performing arts as a development communication strategy for improved development communication. The use of art as a tool presents a unique dimension in interpreting and advocating for change on different societal issues that affect different communities, and young people in particular.

Website: http://patsime.org.zw/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/patsimetrust

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Programa Laboral de Desarrollo (PLADES) | Peru

Programa Laboral de Desarrollo (PLADES) is an institution which focuses on problems in the world of work in Peru and Latin America. It maintains cooperative relationships with workers’ organisations, and with public and private organisations that promote decent work. PLADES was founded in 1991 by a multidisciplinary team of professionals with experience in the fulfilment of fundamental labour rights.

Website: http://www.plades.org.pe/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/PLADES2/?fref=ts

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Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) | USA

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) is an industrial relations and professional school of Rutgers University. It is regarded as a leading source of expertise on the world of work, building effective and sustainable organisations, and the changing employment relationship.

Website: https://smlr.rutgers.edu/

Social media:https://www.facebook.com/RutgersSMLR

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SAY Media Education| South Africa

SAYme.TV is a hub for teaching and sharing film as a medium for personal and social transformation. The SAYmeTV vision is to use all things ‘film’ to empower participants and mentees – in particular emerging creatives and media makers – to develop themselves, transform their lives, and impact their world.

Website: https://sayme.tv/

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/sayme.tv

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SOLIDAR | Belgium

SOLIDAR is a European and worldwide network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. With over 50 member organisations based in 29 countries, member organisations are national CSOs in Europe, as well as some non-EU and EU-wide organisations, working in one or more of our fields of activity. The network is brought together by its shared values of solidarity, equality and participation.

Website: https://www.solidar.org/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/SOLIDAR.org

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StreetNet International | Global

StreetNet International is a global alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in 2002. Membership-based organisations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organising street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers are affiliated to StreetNet International. StreetNet promotes the exchange of information on critical issues facing street and market vendors and hawkers, and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies.

Website: http://streetnet.org.za/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/StreetNetInternational/

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Sunderby folkhögskola | Sweden

The School of Arts at Sunderby Folk High School in Sweden offers one- to two-year undergraduate education with the opportunity to apply for vocational education in artistic work or art pedagogy. Sunderby Folk High School has about 275 participants divided into both long and short courses, with education offered during both day and evening and at a distance.

Website:https://www.sunderbyfolkhogskola.se/
Social media:https://www.facebook.com/sunderbyfolkhogskola

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Työväen Sivistyliitto (TSL) | Finland

Työväen Sivistyliitto (TSL) / Workers’ Educational Association WEA Finland is an educational institution based on the values of the labour movement. Member organisations include the trade unions belonging to the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions and its member organizations, the Social Democratic Party of Finland, The Central Association of Finnish Pensioners as well as social and cultural organizations.

Website: https://www.tsl.fi/

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United Association for Labor Education (UALE) | USA

The United Association for Labor Education (UALE) is a community of educators dedicated to promoting education as an essential tool to worker training, leadership development, and equity in the workplace. It is based in labour unions, university labour education programs, and workers’ rights advocacy organisations in the United States and Canada

Website: https://uale.org/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/UALEUnitedAssociationforLaborEducation

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WEA United Kingdom

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) UK is an educational charity promoting the value of adult education for all. It is committed to adult education for social purpose and to achieve social justice. The WEA is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education and one of Britain’s biggest charities.

Website: https://www.wea.org.uk/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/weaadulteducation/

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Workers’ Education and Training College (WETCO) | Bulgaria

Workers’ Education and Training College (WETCO) was created in 2003, to respond to the challenges of the dynamic socio-economic changes affecting industrial relations at national, European and world wide levels. The college offersdata information, opportunities for acquiring systematic and proactive knowledge, and acquisition of relevant skills, qualifications and competencies.

Website:http://www.wetco.knsb-bg.org/index.php/en/

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Workers’ World Media Productions (WWMP) | South Africa

Workers’ World Media Productions is an independent labour movement media project in South Africa. WWMP produces, distributes and facilitates discussion groups, media training, film festivals, training manuals and television shows, with a primary focus on radio productions and broadcasts.  WWMP’s role as a labour service organisation is to support universal working class political and organisational principles

Website: https://wwmp.org.za/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/Workers-World-Media-Productions-WWMP-802516283170898/timeline/

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Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) | Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) is a national membership-driven organisation representing informal traders’ associations in Zimbabwe. It is made up of self- employed and informal employees engaged in small unregistered or un-incorporated enterprises, and undeclared workers.

Website: https://www.zciea.org.zw/#:~:text=The%20Zimbabwe%20Chamber%20of%20Informal,incorporated%20enterprises%20and%20undeclared%20workers.
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017067517408