Insititut de Haute Formation aux Politique Communautaires (IHF)
Address: Sq. Charles Maurice Wiser, 19
The Institut de Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires asbl (IHF) is a non profit organisation established in Brussels (Belgium) in 2004. The principal aim of IHF is to provide the community at large – including non profit, SMEs and local authorities – with opportunities and assistance for increased integration and collaboration at European level. IHF asbl promotes EU integration through awareness and training activities.
IHF asbl also works as a platform for exchange among practitioners of EU integration: experts from various organizations such as universities, public sector, volunteering and NGOs as well as the private sector initiate and participate to awareness and training activities facilitated, developed and deployed by IHF asbl.
One of the means to reach this objective is the organisation of highly specialised courses and seminars focused on the development of European projects. The courses focus on EU Policies and Legislation, International Relations and Project Management, promoting the possibility to participate in EU-funded programmes.
IHF organises also study groups to Brussels for young professionals, recent graduates as well as SMEs and local authorities promoting mobility activities at different training levels.
Since 2004 IHF organised more than 40 study visits to Brussels for more than 500 people.
IHF provides further assistance through continuous monitoring of EU legislation and policies as well as monitoring the evolution of European Institutions and their activities, and consequent dissemination of related information, assistance in the search for partners and establishment of cross-sectoral networks as well as European partnerships.
IHF is involved in the implementation of eight European funded project and has a long record of successful cooperation in transnational activities with the third sector (NGOs and volunteering organisations), the public sector and companies.
Thanks to its presence in Brussels IHF asbl developed relevant experience in valorization activities such as the organisation of dissemination and exploitation activities at EU level, through contacts with MEPs, other European associations and Institutions, stakeholders, consumers groups, business associations, etc.