AIFED is non-governmental organisation working at regional, national and European level in the field of education, culture, inclusion and employment. Based in Granada, Spain the NGO was created in 2008. The organisation was set up at the initiative of experimented educators and teachers with the aim to create a non-profit association with a humanist character that offers opportunities for entrepreneurship training, community development and promotes equal opportunities for all society members.
The NGO works on management and innovation of training and employment programs for different sectors of activities and several target groups. It focuses and develops its activities in education - training, culture, lifelong learning, social and sustainable development, social innovation and entrepreneurship, intercultural citizenship education. The organisation has a wide experience in developing personal and professional path ways trough training delivered to adults and young people with the goal of strengthening their competences.
There are two main departments in AIFED: Department of training, education and employment that works in a variety of programs for students, adults and seniors and Department of Youth Work which is focused on implementing high-quality activities for young people in a non-formal setting.
AIFED is oriented towards fostering the social inclusion of people with fewer opportunities with different social, economic and educational backgrounds.
The NGO team is formed by expert teachers, trainers and project managers that work reguraly or project based. The team is experienced in creating learning programs for teachers, staff of educational institutions, adults and youth. The organisation is part of several national and international networks and has links with different stakeholders and works with public administration, private institutions and schools in Granada region.
The NGO develops programs for teachers that work with adults and youngsters in risk of social exclusion or disadvantaged groups of the population. In this framework, the NGO has collaborated and created tools, methodologies and games as instrument of development for disadvantaged groups of people.
In the field of new technologies and ICT, AIFED has developed interactive web platforms in the framework of several projects. These platforms aim at improving the key skills of young people by making use of non-formal education, including videos, animations and innovative teaching materials that were embedded in these platforms.
AIFED participates with other local, regional, national and international agencies in organizing activities and training for innovation and access to job market to improve the employment perspectives of the target groups or to help them become entrepreneurs.
In the field of youth, AIFED is running several programs at international and local level in areas like: intercultural education, entrepreneurial education, self-development programs, education for sustainable development, climate change awareness.
AIFED develops European and national programs, cultural activities and offers employment support. The organisation works to develop educational online platforms and supports e-learning activities in vocational educational training.
AIFED has specialized in developing new teaching and training methodologies using ICT and developing online digital platforms that offer training and teaching for the acquisition of new competences for the above-mentioned target groups.
AIFED has participated as lead partner in the activities related to training design and implementation, dissemination and design of communication strategies, creating templates, etc., making use of modern tools for spreading the projects results as far as possible.
The key elements that make AIFED a strong partner are: its capacity to innovate, use design thinking and solution-oriented approach that it applies as part of its regular processes; networking capacity and strong links with the most important institutions at regional level, being able to involve a wide variety of stakeholders (private and public institutions) in the activities it is implementing; the team of experts that work for the NGO - teachers, trainers, project managers, entrepreneurs and experts in various fields.