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11th International Scientific Conference Latvia 2018

2018 May 11- 12

11th International Scientific Conference

"Rural Environment. Education. Personality (REEP-2018)"

Latvia University of Agriculture, Institute of Education and Home Economics - Jelgava, Latvia

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Submitted by: Vija DISLERE, Latvia

European Money Week 2017

The European Money Week is a joint initiative by European banking associations from different countries around Europe. It has two broad aims:

a) To raise public awareness on financial literacy.
b) To improve financial education for students in primary and secondary schools.

The week consists of a series of events in the participating countries and at a European level. This year the week is being celebrated from March 27th - 31st, 2017. Several activities are planned in different countries, ranging from talks for the general public on personal finance matters, to competitions for Secondary school students.

In Malta, the Home Economics Seminar Centre has been an active partner with the Maltese Bankers Association in organising financial education activities in schools during this special week. See:

Undoubtedly, Home Economists are key stakeholders in promoting financial literacy in formal and non-formal education. Attached is a link to a fun educational financial literacy toolkit produced by teachers for teachers and students as part of the PERL project, for more Information Read more

For more information on the European Money week visit: 

Submitted by: Suzanne PISCOPO, Malta

Consumer Classroom Team met in Paris to give a new Impulse to the Project

Consumer Classroom is a multilingual website dedicated to secondary school teachers willing to teach responsible consumer education to their pupils.
The team committed to this great website is composed of four main European partners and 26 European National Representatives either from education and/or consumer worlds. Expertise France, who lead the project, decided to host a 2-day meeting in Paris on 7th and 8th April to exchange and deepen subjects such as innovative teaching methods, consumer awareness impacts onthe European youth and new digital ways of know-how transfer.
The meeting was also the opportunity to get feedback from each national partner and adapt the project's next steps in terms of consumer education policy implementation as per national specificities.To rhythm the meeting, a special focus was made on team building approaches in order to allow development of participants' involvement and ensure the success of the project.

The Consumer Classroom community will definitely benefit from this creative and dynamic European network in the coming years. For more information:

Submitted by: Miriam O'DONOGHUE, Ireland

Opportunities for Volunteers or Interns in Africa

Not long ago, I was contacted by someone who had seen the IFHE UK web site, regarding a charity in Zimbabwe – the Children & Nature Conservation Zimbabwe Trust (CNCZ).
CNCZ strives to bring about local economic development through the empowerment of deprived communities by improving social welfare and providing financial benefits for local people. It is a recent organisation seeking to expand its contribution to the Zimbabwean community.
CNCZ's aims are:

  • To meaningfully contribute to conservation through educating the younger generations on the importance of biodiversity
  • To afford orphaned and vulnerable children access to education, food and health services
  • To provide local communities with sustainable projects to help alleviate poverty
  • Reduce negative life outcomes in teenagers, such as criminal activity, drug abuse and other anti-social activities through providing sustainable options for the youth
  • Help reduce human wildlife conflict, poaching and environmental degradation
  • Unite stakeholders towards a common goal and keep them informed
  • To maintain a regular, hopefully long term social contribution to these communities with the desire to bring about social stability and upliftment.

The charity runs a children's home in Bulawayo where they do many things for them, from educational sponsorship to upgrading facilities & infrastructure. CNCZ also run volunteer and internship programmes.

People from all over the world pay a negotiable amount of money in return for staying at a lodge in the Matobo hills & getting a real-life conservation experience. The volunteers also spend some time at the children's home, offering whatever skills & expertise they can. What the children, and the people who run the home, need most fundamentally is to learn the basic principles of home economics in order that they can learn to meet their basic needs.

If anyone is interested in working with this organisation in any way, or if you just want to find out more about it, please visit

Submitted by: Ruth GIBBONS, UK Liaison and UK IFHE Website Administrator

European Association for Home Economics (EAHE)

Link to EAHE

The European Association for Home Economics (EAHE) has developed its own website.

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Link to IFHE Section Switzerland

IFHE Section Switzerland has developed its own website!
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Link to IFHE-UK-Section

IFHE-UK has developed its own website regarding special information for the IFHE-UK Region.

UK Home Economists wishing to join IFHE should use this site. The website includes a searchable freelance directory for anyone wanting to employ a Home Economist.

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