The management of the office, the external representation of EYCE, preparation and implementation of decisions taken by the ExCo, keeping communication with Member Organisations and co-ordination of the activities within EYCE is the job of the only person who has an income within EYCE, namely the General Secretary. The GS can be employed up to six years and he or she is the one you will have most contact with within EYCE.
I have studied Theology and Pedagogy in University of Latvia. My involvement with ecumenical organisations has started with EYCE and its events. However, I have been doing international youth work before, mainly with my national youth organisation KRISTA, which is also a member of EYCE. This means that I am lucky enough to work in my profession, bringing together both theology and pedagogy.
I have been working as the EYCE General Secretary for 3 years now, since I have been co-opted as an interim General Secretary in April 2009. During my time with EYCE I have learned a lot about young Christians in Europe, the ecumenical world, youth politics in Brussels and importantly – about myself. Most importantly, by working together with many young, creative and committed volunteers from all over Europe, I have been constantly challenged and inspired to set out new goals and horizons for EYCE and to make it more interesting, dynamic and meaningful for young people. Today more than ever, it is important that all young people stand up together and raise their voices for their present and their future!
EYCE’s Volunteer Programme aims at providing training for young people as youth leaders/workers involved in European/ national organisations. It also gives an opportunity for young people to work in an international organisation and get involved in intercultural learning. Every year EYCE hosts up to two volunteers in the office in Brussels.
Hi Everyone! My name is Alicia and I’ve been a volunteer at EYCE Office since May 2012. I am 23 years old and come from the city of Lille, in the north of France. I have always felt part of our globalised world and I have rarely felt more European than working with EYCE!
I have actually come to realise through travels, volunteering and experiences abroad, that I want to get involved in what I stand for and make a difference. I really enjoy working within EYCE, a young, small and international environment. And above all, people who live by their faith and principles!
I have always appreciated meeting people from different continents, cultures and backgrounds, and working with EYCE seems like a really promising experience in that regards. On top of that, both my bachelor in Political Sciences, majoring in Politics, Economics and Society and my master degree in Management of Cultural Institutions enable me to approach EYCE with quite a wide scope.
My main focus among EYCE’s various actions is the awareness campaign to promote ecological justice. Looking forward to meeting you!