Record Details

NGOEducation Action International
AddressEducation Action International, 14 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8PD
Telephone0207 4265800
Background InformationEducation Action International is an education charity (no. 1003323) working to assist communities affected by conflict. Emerging out of the World Student Christian Federation, firstly as European Student Relief, and then as the International Student Service, it sought to assist students and academics caught up in the two World Wars. Post-war, and renamed the World University Service, the organisation focussed more on education in the developing world, and is now active in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In 1985, it established the Refugee Education & Training Advisory Service (RETAS) to assist refugees studying in the UK. Source:
Year Created1920
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesEuropean Student Relief; International Student Service; World University Service (UK) (1950-2003)
Related OrganisationsWorld Student Christian Federation; Refugee Education and Training Advisory Service (RETAS)
KeywordsEducation; International development and humanitarian aid; Migration, immigration and population; War, conflict and pacifism.
Last Edited ByJRM at 21/08/2007 16:58:22