Welcome to our calendar of events where you can find out what’s going on in our centres as well as nationally. Click on an event for more details and to book your place if required.


International Forum @ Garden Villa B&B
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 9:00 am


This year we are looking forward to gathering again as IF in Pogradec, where the Albanian team will be hosting us in their lovely Garden Villa Cafe and Bed&Breakfast!

Once again we have a two step booking process:

Step One: Please complete the Registration Form below as soon as possible.

Step Two: Once your flights are booked please return and complete the Arrival and Departure Information Form below.

This whole process will help ILT and the Albanian team care for everyone to the best of our ability; see you in October!

International Forum 2020

Venue: click here to see more: Garden Villa B&B, Pogradec, Albania

IF fees of E120 cover you from Sunday evening to Saturday morning. If you are arriving before or staying on after the end of IF, you will need to budget for extra accommodation and food costs.

And now for the money stuff!

There are two basic options for paying IF fees:

  1. You can use the PayPal button below. This option also enables you to easily pay for up to three delegates at any one time. There is a small Paypal charge.

IF registration fees

      2. You can withdraw cash (Albanian Lekk) from an ATM when you reach Pogradec, Albania. Check the exchange rate, but to give you an idea 100 Euros is about 12,300 ALL.

(please ensure your bank card works overseas (most mastercard or visa cards work) and there is enough money in your account to make the withdrawal!).

3. A final option is that you could bring the cash with you to Albania. You can use Euros to pay your IF fees, but you will need Albanian Lek for any private purchases in Pogradec – they don’t take Euros in the shops.

Airport Information: 

Please aim to arrive in Pogradec by 6pm on Saturday 30th October, and not to leave Pogradec before the morning of Friday 6th Nov.

The cost for travel from the airport to Pogradec varies with the airport:

the cheapest is Ohrid, Macedonia (E40 return) – allow about 90 minutes to travel from the airport to Pogradec.

then Tirana, Albania ( 2000 to 7000 ALL return depending on what kind of taxi you use) – allow about 3-4 hours to travel to Pogradec – try to arrive in Tirana by midday on Saturday 30th..

and finally Thessaloniki (E100 return) – allow about 4 hours to travel to Pogradec – try to arrive in Thessaloniki by midday on Sunday 27th.

Visa Information: 

The most urgent need is obtaining visas for entry into Albania. It is the responsibility of each member of F2F International Forum to organize their own visa. We encourage you to work with your support group. If you need further help, please let ILT know.

The text below is taken from the website:

“Visitors to Albania must obtain a visa from one of the Albanian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or are qualified for visa-free entry.

All the other foreigners must be issued with a visa, before entering the Republic of Albania at the missions of the Republic of Albania that cover the country of residence. These missions can also provide them with the necessary information about Albania.”

The following links have helpful information about your visa requirements and  the location of the diplomatic mission that handles your country’s applications as well as the application fee.

Albanian Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs website – visa regimen page and PDF summary 

Albania Tourism.Info this is appears to be a non government site with lots of helpful information.

Our latest information is that only those amongst us with the following passports do not require a visa to enter Albania:

British, Greek, Polish and Australian. However, you MUST check for yourself to be sure.

ROC Youth Conversation @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Register to Attend

Capturing the Voice of Reading’s Young People in a Conversation about our community and the effects of violent crime.

The Reading ROC conversation has been commissioned by the Home Office as part of a nationwide initiative to address the causes of violent crime and mobilise local communities to deliver relevant responses within their unique context.

Young people are especially impacted by and vulnerable to violent crime and its related issues. A conversation in Reading that didn’t include the voices of our young people would be woefully inadequate; therefore we are making sure that this doesn’t happen.

Young People in Conversation about their Community and the Effects of Violent Crime.

The Aims of this Webinar:

  • To create platforms and opportunities through which young people can have their say.
  • To listen and take on board what the young people share, and faithfully representing it in the ongoing conversations with other sections of the community.
  • To facilitate creative action by young people and others in the community, that will address issues raised by the young people.

Our panelists are a mixture of young people and people who work with young people.

Register to Attend

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 individuals, groups or classes participating in each conversation in this way!