In France, the chapter is currently working but with low activity. In Spain and Italy are currently dormant chapters.
“All chapters of ESF have a life cycle. Depending on their respective structure and organization they may be ephemeral or last a long time, supporting students throughout their entire formation and even afterwards through alumni programmes. As most of the ESF members are students themselves, a current flow in and out of ESF is quite common amongst its members. The chapters live only if dedicated persons have the time and resources to make them work. But new cohorts can revive dormant chapters with new projects and new ideas.”
Angèle Dufresne, member of the International Executive Committee (IEC)
‘Waking up’ a dormant chapter is much easier than creating a new one out of nothing. Past achievements are strong motivators and existing contacts can be revived and extended. We are still in contact with former members of ESF Spain, ESF France and ESF Italy. These members had to quit or suspend their work with ESF for professional or personal reasons, but not so their commitment. They are ready to help you reestablish one of these chapters and provide you with valuable information.
As Honorine Mbayo Birehema (ESF fellow from DR Congo) puts it: “To change the world we need to work together.”
If you are interested in creating a chapter in your country, please read more here.