The Organization is a private and not for profit, politically and religiously independent Organization.
Its purpose is to promote professional, cross-cultural and educational exchange for those working in the field of social services. The learning and sharing generated by the exchange provides opportunities for broadening professional as well as personal development and so contributes to peace and understanding.
The Organization works in collaboration with other entities sharing the same core values and respecting Human Rights, guaranteeing equal treatment to all as agreed upon in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
CIF Organizational Objectives
- To maintain and facilitate relations, provide learning opportunities and the exchange of work and cultural experiences among its participants, members, host families and anyone else involved in the activities of the Organization and its National Branches.
- To promote and support the organization of a two-yearly International Conference, establishment of new National Branches or, where this is not possible, a Contact Person.
- To support the organization of International Professional Exchange Programs that combine practical and theoretical information about the social and cultural environment of the host country. To support recruitment and selection of new participants in CIF International Professional Exchange Programs and CIPUSA Programs, encourage their participation in the activities of the Organization
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors decides upon ongoing policy and priorities, policy implementation and the allocation of financial resources under the broad policy and priority guidelines established by the Organization.
The Executive Committee consists of the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and two Members at Large. The position of president, secretary and treasurer are fixed roles with their own related duties.
2021 - 2023 CIF Executive Committee Members
On August 15 2021, EC elections took place virtually. This EC will serve the organization until June 2023, when new elections will be held.