Our association, since its birth in 1966, has aimed to promote international exchanges of professionals in the social field and socio-cultural animation in a spirit of peace, tolerance and better understanding of one another.
Everyone is a bearer of knowledge and therefore can participate in the construction of the CIF building by being an actor in various actions according to their possibilities, their skills in a spirit of respect, exchange and acceptance of each other. in their cultural, social differences etc.
The richness of the exchanges due to the professional and cultural diversity brings to those who participate in them a greater openness in the face of the complexity of social changes. Our actions are based on the exchange of our practices and our respective know-how. Our primary objective remains a better intercultural understanding through our actions in the field.
You will share with us our experiences, our projects, the life of the association. Our network extends to the different regions of France: professionals who have completed a CIF program in one of the 25 organizing countries, partners of institutions welcoming foreign professionals each year, host families, partners of European projects , the local collectives.
We continue to develop through European projects, to provide support to our former participants to create a CIF branch in their country.
I invite you to discover the life of our association and its actions in France, in Europe and in the world.
In the CIF, our motto was, is and always will be: “Let’s build bridges rather than walls”
Présidente du CIF France et du CIF International