BEST and CFES have a long term relationship. We exchange best practices and learn a lot from each other. The goals of each organization, the structure and the events differs and we can learn from that.
BEST PM is a lot bigger than our PM and they review each Committee and Event during Plenary. I was representing both CFES and IEC because they don’t see us as two different entities yet.
I did a presentation about CFES and IEC, I had a table at the international NGO’s rally, participated in the international evening and discussed BEST and IEC with many members. Everyone seemed happy with Canadians attending BEST Complementary Education Courses in Europe and they will re-open candidatures for us next seasons (they have 4 seasons with courses each year). The biggest work to do with BEST is IEC. we must continue to work together to improve IEC and an independent Board could be created in the next years to discuss IEC rules, applicants, schedules and organization.