Annual Meetings serve as the federation's networking hub, offer plenary discussions and working sessions. Every second year, they include a meeting of the Council (delegates assembly), the federation's decision making body. Annual Meetings are hosted by IFHE member organisations. 

Annual Meetings

Annual Meeting 2021

More information follows soon.

Previous Annual Meetings


YearVenueConference/Symposium theme
2020Bonn, GermanyAdvancing IFHE: Successfull stories & learning examples
2019Port of Spain, TrinidadCreativity and Innovation in Home Economics for Sustainable Development
2018Khartoum, SudanNevel too late for elderly well-being
2017Sligo, IrelandSustainable and Healthy Lifestyles: Policy, Pedagogy & Practice
2016London, UK(Working Meeting)
2015Valletta, MaltaAction for Family and Consumer Wellbeing: Home Economics Literacy Bringing Skills to Life
2014Fulda, GermanySolidarity between young and elderly citizens
2013Wien, AustriaConfronting family poverty and social exclusion
2012Bonn, GermanyDevelopment Cooperation as basis for reaching the UN Millenum Development Goals

Council Meeting 2020

First Ever Virtual Council in 112 years


In normal times, the biennial Council would have been held during the World Congress 2020 in Atlanta, USA. Instead, IFHE set up its first ever virtual Council which was successfully held end of August 2020. Almost 70 delegates from all over the world registered for this special event, took decisions and adopted a resolution on Home Economics education.

Read the news release.


Gwendolyn HUSTVEDT is IFHE President 2020-2024


We are glad to announce that Gwendolyn HUSTVEDT is the new IFHE President 2020-2024. Gwendolyn had been elected President-Elect at the March 2018 Council and stepped in as Acting President in October 2018 after the passing of late President Sidiga WASHI. Gwendolyn also chairs the newly composed Executive Committee.

Don't miss watching Gwendolyn's vision on the way forward on YOUTUBE or read the statement here.

Margaret ARCUS receives Distinguished Services Award 2020


The IFHE Distinguished Service Award honours long-standing members for their outstanding contribution to IFHE and the profession as such. We are proud to announce that the 2020 award goes to Margaret Edwards ARCUS.

Please take the time to read more on Margaret's background below (author: Jane Lloyd HUGHES).