Council of international fellowship hellas
CIF Hellas (Council of International Fellowship Hellas) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit association. Greek alumni (social workers, special education teachers, youth leaders, psychologists etc.) of the Council of International Programs (CIP) USA founded CIF Hellas -the Greek National CIF Branch- in 1978.
Aims and objectives
Together with our international association, the Council of International Fellowship (CIF International) we contribute in the development of new methods for tackling social problems, and promote peace and better international understanding by:
- Bringing colleagues from different countries and cultures together and letting them share their experience and learn from one another.
- Providing further education programs in the various areas of social and youth work.
- Recruiting applicants for CIF International Exchange Programs.
What we do
CIF Hellas contributes to the training of social workers, special education teachers, psychologists and other professionals in the field of human and social sciences by:
- Promoting interest and participation in the International Exchange Programs CIPUSA and CIF.
- Organizing a biannual International Exchange Program for social workers and generally human services professionals from abroad since 1992.
- Organizing educational and further training activities for Greek social workers, psychologists, pedagogues, and other professionals in the social services.
CIF Hellas has hosted in cooperation with CIF International:
- The 18th CIF Conference on "The Influence of Social Changes in the Family Structure" held in Vraona - Athens, Greece (August 21 - 26, 1989). 235 participants from 32 countries attended the conference.
- The 2002 Annual CIF International Board of Directors Meeting In October held in Athens, Greece (October 7 - 8 2002).
CIF Hellas has also successfully organized the following training events:
- 21. - 23. 10. 1994 workshop on "Couple Therapy" in Athens, with Mrs. Natalie Siegel, Ed. DA.M., Universities of Cincinnati, Indiana & Michigan U.S.A.
- 21.05.1999 workshop on "The Fundamentals of the Task - Centered Approach to Brief Treatment" in Athens, with Dr. Tina L. Rzepnicki, Ph.D. Professor at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration.
Participants of CIF Exchange Programs coming from Greece automatically qualify for membership to CIF Hellas.
CIF Hellas is managed and administered by former CIF/CIPUSA participants. Their voluntary work, combined with the contributions of host families, field agencies, friends of CIF Hellas and sponsors are critical to our success. More info »