Europe & Middle East

Business of Facilitation

A comprehensive IAF members-only programme to help you develop the business side of your practice. Find out more about the Business of Facilitation series.

Business Basics Workshops

These are all bite-sized learning experiences -workshops that consist of 9 main topics that are very important for the Business of Facilitation. 

Find out more about our upcoming sessions and register.

The Skills Exchange

Join us for a series of open forums and partner up with another facilitator to prpvide feedback and an additional perspective.

Find out more about our upcoming sessions and register.

Book Club

Join our Book Club with David Bishop that focuses specifically on book related to facilitation. Find out more about our upcoming sessions and register.

Business of Facilitation
Business Basics Workshops
The Skills Exchange
Book Club

About Your Region and Your Team


The region of Europe and Middle East (EME) is home to over 600 IAF members, many of who connect locally to plan and participate in the activities of their 25 local chapters and 43 countries. 
The EME region organises and promotes a number of activities, events and conferences throughout the year.
Your Europe & Middle East Team

A group of passionate volunteers with unique and diverse talents, goes beyond boundaries to foster connections, collaboration and innovation so that our rich and diverse set of Europe & Middle East countries is inspired and supported to nurture a culture of facilitation in their communities.

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: IAF EME Regional Director
  • Rena Bilgin Koç: Social Media Manager
  • David Bishop: Communications
  • Hiltrud Kinnunen: Treasurer
  • Paolo Martinez, Tanya Van Rompuy and Görkem Güreşin: Coordination
  • Goli Ahmadifard: ME Liaison
  • Martin Farrell and Emre Keskin: New Members and Buddying

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. 

EME Upcoming Events

Registration links for the events can be found under the details of each sprecific event.


IAF EME | FacWeek 2020

It was a great FacWeek with all of you! We'll be around the whole year until we see you again in next year's Facilitation Week. Follow us on social media to keep updated about the IAF EME events!

IAF EME Facilitation Insights

Looking back & moving forward!
Join us for this year's final session in the Facilitation Insights. We will be joined by our outgoing EME Regional Director Celeste Brito and her successor Tamara Zivadinovic.
Join us on the 2nd of December, at 18:00 CET | Register here!

You can review all of our past "Facilitation Insights" sessions simply by clicking here!

PAST IAF Europe & Middle East (EME) Events:

Balkan Facilitation Festival - See details here

IAF EME Facilitation Talks - See details here

Online Summer Facilitation Festival - See details here

IAF EME Facilitation Lounge - See details here


EME - Welcoming Call|New Members

IAF Europe and Middle East (EME) welcomes its new and existing members. Come and join us in our next "Welcoming Call"  which is for all members who would like to connect and learn more about IAF! Our next date will be announced soon!
Let's hear from Jessica Breitenfeld what it is like to have a member buddy to show you around: 


















For more information

You can find out more about the EME region and stay informed of our activities on Twitter and Instagram.