What is IFS?

The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is a global movement that connects community organizations that represent and respond to the different needs, strengths and aspirations of families and communities. Its mission is to build an inclusive global community by empowering, inspiring and connecting people who are working locally for social justice. Learn more »

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Learn about the UN!

With our general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN, IFS members can attend events all over the world!

Participate in the People's Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights - September 30 - October 4 at the UN Headquarters. Click here to learn more. 


Check out our interactive IFS map!

Now you can view all IFS members from across the globe through our interactive map project!
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The Latest News From IFS

IFS member Fritidsforum (Sweden) advertised a project idea called MAYBE (More and Better Youth Exchanges) through IFS Europe. MAYBE received funding from Erasmus and featured 27 youth leaders from five countries, who met in Lund, Sweden. Three new projects will be built going forward as a result of this meeting to encourage greater partnership.

IFS members presented at the United Nations 65th annual DPI/NGO Conference in August 2014. Watch a video of their presentation online now!

Click here to read the latest happenings from IFS member organizations including monthly newsletters and press releases.

Read about our latest youth worker exchange in Berlin!

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