ENFiD is an active international networking association that hopes to (a) propagate the sense of Filipino “nationhood” away from the home country; (b) inculcate a strong sense of shared destiny and aspirations; (c) act as a catalyst in promoting resolutions to issues and arising problems among Filipinos in Europe.
The name of this European non-profit association shall be European Network of Filipino Diaspora, hereafter referred to as ENFiD.
The names of country associations that will form part of ENFiD shall be European Network of Filipino Diaspora-[country] and be referred to as eg ENFiD-Belgium, ENFiD-Netherlands, ENFiD-Italy, ENFiD-UK and so on.
Our vision is –
a. A Filipino Diaspora community in Europe with a continued and sustained commitment and link to the Philippines, and at the same time fully integrated with the host country. (COMMITMENT AND FULL INTEGRATION)
b. A vibrant and empowered Filipino Diaspora operating ‘glocally’ (globally and locally), whose talent, contribution and potential are recognized and rewarded both in Europe and in the Philippines, cognizant of the future generation of Filipino descent. (PEOPLE)
c. A Filipino Diaspora in touch with its cultural origins and its best traditional values, and how it enriches the diversity of life of the host country. (IDENTITY).
We are committed to these core values:
Kilusan at Ugnayan – movement, association, organization, network
1.1 transform the Filipino Diaspora in Europe into “glocal” Filipinos through the educational and community development activities of ENFiD;
1.2 interlink with the various Filipino organizations existing in the host countries to formally form part of the ENFiD, either directly or through the country ENFiDs;
1.3 provide services, assistance and expertise, seek grants or assistance, cooperation and partnership with the national, international, governmental, non-governmental agencies, and foundations to carry out the mission and realize the vision of ENFiD
Bayanihan at Buklod-talakayan – forum, discussion, dialogue; intensified sharing, solidarity, heightened sense of Filipino volunteerism
2.1 provide an effective forum for regional and global interaction between and among Filipino individuals and organizations within the European Community, with the Philippines and with the rest of the world;
2.2 inspire and initiate dialogues, discussions and advocacies on relevant and important topics; and where possible to be part of the solution
Gawi at Kaalaman – character transformation and education
3.1 enable and when necessary, intervene for the Filipino Diaspora in Europe to fully integrate in the host countries’ political, cultural, social, and economic systems.
3.2 work towards the establishment of advice, support groups and counselling centres for the Filipino Diaspora in their host country in tandem with local governments, non-governmental bodies and the home-country government;
3.3 attend conferences and/or become active participants in the international dialogue regarding various topics such as ethical, cultural, political and technological issues, and in alleviating global poverty.