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@LATEST NEWS (as of march 20, 2024)

AWC Berlin is a proud founding member of FAWCO (www.fawco.org), an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations with a total membership of around 12,000 in nearly 35 countries. FAWCO is active as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with special consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council. FAWCO is non-profit and non-political. As a member of AWC Berlin, you are also a member of FAWCO.

If you are interested in learning more about FAWCO or if have any questions, please contact your FAWCO Representative Annamaria – annamariagergely7@yahoo.com

Social Security for Your Spouse and More

Did you know that your non-US citizen spouse who has never lived or worked in the US may be eligible for social security benefits based on your work history? Unsure if your voter registration and Vote by Mail information is accurate and up to date? Stay up to date with all the important issues for Americans living abroad in the US Liaison Bulletin. Better yet, SUBSCRIBE and get it directly to your inbox. Johanna Dishongh, FAUSA, FAWCO US Liaison

UPCOMING FAWCO EVENTS– Here are some events available to AWC Berlin members from FAWCO:

  • FAWCO UNDER 40 – HAPPY HOUR – SAVE THE DATES Hi Friends! Get ready for some Happy Hour fun! This spring, we are all about your favorite U40 topics. On April 25, we will be back to our most popular topic – goal setting! In our Happy Hour, we will be exploring new methods that have gone viral lately and discuss what works best for us to get those checks on our to-do list. On May 18, we are excited to learn about the super trend of homesteading, how to be more self-sufficient and do more with less. This will include growing your own food, sourcing from sustainable markets, buying second hand or swapping clothes etc. You will be surprised how many SDGs we can cover with this viral topic alone! Contact Karen O’Shaughnessy & Jordan Beck Wagner at U40@fawco.org to register.
  • April 18: State Department Federal Credit Union Presentation for FAWCO members who are Americans living abroad. Contact Annamaria for more information.
  • April 25: Global Issues Book Discussion: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Contact Annamaria for more information.
  • FAWCO Regional Meetings – AWC Berlin members are invited to attend any of these regional meetings:
    • Region 3 (France) – October 3-5, 2024 in Paris
    • Region 4 (BeNeLux) – November 8-10, 2024 Antwerp
    • Region 5 (Germany, Austria) – November 15-17, 2024 Berlin
  • FAWCO Biennial Conference – March 25-27, 2025 in Annapolis, MD.