VSF International is an international non-profit organisation (a.i.s.b.l. for its acronym in French) registered in Belgium.

VSF International is composed of 11 member organisations, located in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. Its headquarters are based in Brussels. The headquarters ensure coordination among the member organisations, and representation at international and European level.

The General Assembly (GA), composed by all the members, is the highest decision-making body. It meets once per year; it defines the global vision and elects the Board.

The Board is composed by at least 3 people (including the President, Vice-president and Treasurer), and it is elected by the General Assembly. The board is responsible for implementing the strategy defined by the GA and supervising the work of the headquarters’ office. It meets at least once a year, and its members were elected last time in October 2016.


The Board is composed as follows :

  • Carline Mainenti (AVSF) – President
  • Olaf Bellmann (VSF Germany) – Vice-president
  • Koen Vantroos  (VSF/DZG Belgium) – Treasurer
  • Giorgia Angeloni (SIVtro-VSF Italy)
  • Daniel Bolomey (VSF Suisse)
  • Chris Braeuel (VWB/VSF Canada)
  • Sarah Farrand (DIO)

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