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ENFiD 2018 European Conference & Annual General Assembly

October 19 - October 21


A Conference on the Exploration of Filipino Values as Tools for Understanding and Supporting the Global Agenda to End Poverty and to Protect the Environment

2018 European Conference of Filipino Diaspora organized by ENFiD

October 19-21, 2018
121 Avenue Achille Peretti
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris France

Cost and logistics:

Registration Fee: €110
Inclusions: Conference  materials2 lunches, coffee/tea, entrance to TALA cultural event, souvenir program and a cotton conference bag.

The participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. It is highly advised to book as early as possible because Paris is a popular tourist destination all year long.

To register kindly fill out the online form .

For more detail kindly download the Conference information .


Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Pre-Conference Conference Arrival/ registration Informal Networking:
18.00- Dinner/ Meeting CGAP- ENFiD (at own expense/not subsidized)

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
8.00-9-00 AM – Registration
9.00-9.05     Call to Order/House rules/ Announcements
9.05- 9.15    Opening ceremonies / Convocation
9.15- 9.25    Welcome word Ambassador Theresa Lazaro, Philippine Embassy-Paris (confirmed)
9.25- 9.40    Introduction Rohlee de Guzman, Executive Director, ENFiD (Netherland)
9.40- 10.00 Plenary Speaker 1 (20 minutes): Under Secretary Astravel Pimentel-Naik, Executive Director CFO, Philippines (invited)
10.00-10.15  Coffee/tea break (15 min)
10.15-10.35   Plenary Speaker 2 (20 min): Mrs. Rosario Bento, Unit Head, EC DEVCO, Civil Society Organizations and Foundations Unit (invited)
10.35-10.55  Plenary Speaker 3 (20 min): Ms. Rosa Castillo, University of Berlin
10.55-11.45   A with plenary speakers
11.45-13.30  LUNCH
13.30-15.00 Five (5) Parallel Workshops
Workshops will be about character and values transformation in relation to:
1. Engagement with the Philippines, including Investments and Business opportunities Speaker: Richard Macalintal, Agri-business Cooperative Philippines (invited)
2. SENFiD (Senior ENFiD)
3. YENFiD (Young ENFiD)
5. Reintegration and Portability of social benefits and health insurances Speaker:Regina Galias, CFO Director , Philippines (invited)
15.00- 16.00 Plenary Sharing of Workshop Results
16.00-16.15 Launching of SENFiD
16.15-17.00 Presentation/ discussion/ approval of Conference Recommendations, Liza Pedersen (ENFiD- Sweden)
17.00-17.15 Closing of Conference
ENFiD Annual General Assembly
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
9.00- 9.15 Opening, Welcoming new Country member(s): Portugal and  Spain
Presentation of AGA Agenda, Approval of Agenda c/o Betsy von Atzigen, Chairperson, ENFiD (Switzerland)
9.15- 10.00 Presentation of Finance Status c/o Renee Ikdal, Treasurer ENFiD (Norway)
10.00- 10.15 ENFiD Organisational Update c/o Rohlee de Guzman, ENFiD Executive Director (Netherlands)
10.15-10.30 Coffee/tea break
10.30-10.45 Presentation about Host Country ENFiD France c/o Dennis Mana-ay
10.45-11.15 Country Updates (30 min) c/o Ana Lindenhaan (ENFiD- Denmark) and Tess Ramakers (ENFiD-Nederland)
11.15-11.25 Presentation on Yenfid (Young ENFiD) and further plans c/o Marru Oanes (ENFiD-UK)
11.25-11.35 Presentation on Senfid (Senior ENFiD) and further plans c/o Cheryl Sevegan (ENFiD-Israel)
11.35-11.45 Presentation of Biogas Project and further plans c/o Rohlee de Guzman (ENFiD- Netherlands)
11.45-11.55 Presentation of Learning and Development Trainings and further plans c/o Betsy von Atzigen (ENFiD- Switzerland)
11.55-12.10 Presentation of Arts, Culture and Sports and further plans c/o Michelle Marquez (ENFiD-Czech Republic)
12.10-12.30 Presentation of LGBTQ
12.30-12.40 Explanation of Election Mechanics, Presentation of Nominees c/o Christian Estrada, ENFiD- UK)
12.40-13.30  Lunch
13.30- 14.30 Discussion of CBL and Amendments c/o Novo-Mar Ramos, ENFiD Legal Advisor (ENFiD-UK)
14.30-14.45 Coffee/Tea Break
14.45- 15.45 Election of Board Members
15.45- 16.00 Induction of New Board Members and new Country Reps
16.00 Closing of AGA

Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
9.00- 10.30 Meeting of BoD and Country Reps
10.30-10.45 Coffee/tea break
10.45-12.30 Meeting of ENFiD BoD

Sunday afternoon: Touristic activity with ENFiD-France or Departure for others. Prior notice via registration form required


This year, ENFiD is holding TALA, Search for Filipino Talent in Europe. The Conference delegates are welcome to watch this cultural show and be part of the search for Eiro-Pinoy talents. Non-conference audience entrance fee: regular €20/ youth €15. The entrance fee covers entrance to the event, a sandwich and a bottle of water.

More information on how to join this contest: michelle.marquez@enfid.org
To raise funds for ENFiD to partially cover the conference expenses and other regular organizational expenses, a Tombola will be held. Tickets costs only €1 per piece. Exciting prizes from our sponsors and donors await each winner. Get your tombola tickets before or during the Paris meeting via your Country Representative. Remember: the more tickets, the more chance of winning, the more support you give to ENFiD!!!



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