Europe & Middle East
The region of Europe and Middle East (EME) is home to nearly 400 IAF members, many of who connect locally to plan and participate in the activities of their over 20 local chapters.
IAF EME Regional Team
A team works to coordinate activities in the EME region. Those who are chairing IAF’s facilitator communities (chapters), or someone they designate, are a full part of the regional team as they promote facilitation within their own city or country.
Within the EME regional team, the following members have made the additional commitment to take on a particular region wide responsibility.
- Celeste Brito (Portugal): IAF EME Regional Director
- Gerardo de Luzenberger (Italy): Website, Communications
- Steve Lloyd (United Kingdom): EME Treasurer
- Rena Bilgin Koç (Turkey): IAF EME Social Media Manager
- Hiltrud Kinnunen (Finland) and Paolo Martinez (Italy): Monthly Chapter Call Hosting
Nathaniel Cadwel (Belgium): Tools to support new chapters and tribes
Martin Farrel (UK): Special Assignments
If you want to join the regional team and offer your contribution to promote the power of facilitation in the region and beyond, please contact anyone who has taken on a region wide responsibility or Celeste Brito, Regional Director for EME.
News and events
The EME region organises and promotes a number of activities, events and conferences throughout the year.
We had an amazing annual conference in Milan last May (May 2-4, 2019)! The main topic of the IAF EME Conference 2019 was "Agile & Facilitation" and we had over 120 participants from 29 countries...
The two big upcoming activities of our region are: Facilitation Training Camp, Istanbul (17-18-19 July, 2019) and IAF England & Wales Annual Conference - The Power and Practice of Facilitation, Birmingham (18-19 October, 2019)
See the CPF Assessments scheduled in our region in the next months.
For more inforation
You can find out more about the IAF's EME region and stay informed of its activities in the following ways:
IAF EME on Social Media
IAF Europe and ME strongly believes in the importance of peer to peer learning for the professional development of facilitators. To this end we have set up the IAF Europe ME group on the LinkedIn network. You are invited to join it and share best practices, resources, hints, tips, do's, don'ts about facilitation in general, as well to ask other facilitators' support to meet the challlenges you are facing in your job.The EME region shares information also via Twitter and Instagram.
IAF EME Newsletter
The EME region produces a monthly newsletter to share updates and showcase its members' activities.