International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations (IFWEA)

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The International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations (IFWEA), formed in 1945, is a global federation of worker educators. IFWEA is focused on adult education opportunities for workers and the communities in which they live throughout the world. IFWEA is governed by worker associations, and is independent of governments, state institutions, political parties and employer organisations. IFWEA is the only international organisation for worker educator associations, and as such is an integral part of the international labour movement. Our promotion and advancement of public education with respect to the democratic labour movement is aimed at building a conscious, organised and diverse global movement. Our ethos as educators is not to concentrate solely on what is to be done, but on what must be learned, in order to formulate what is to be done. IFWEA has observer status with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and shares mutual membership with SOLIDAR in Brussels, Belgium.

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