For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:5

Dear friend,

 As we are coming towards the end of the calendar year, we are entering the time of waiting. This is the time of growing excitement as the change is coming once more. Each year, the Child is born in the midst of the oppressed, in the midst of those who have fled violence and injustice. In all of the turmoil, the change Christ brings is always towards peace. 

And now the Christmas fast calls us too towards this change. It calls for peace, it calls to unwind and keep in touch with your loved one’s, your neighbors. As we await the Prince of Peace, the world doesn’t stop around us. We, as the hands of the Prince, must keep on sharing the Gospel in our words and in deeds.

During Christmas fast we are invited to take away the unnecessary and make space for Christ. In the EYCE we look towards new beginnings in the form of international events and monthly Bible studies to bring us together. As we come from different Christian traditions, we encourage to embrace and share what is familiar, and joyously hear what is not yet familiar. 

Another thing that brings excitement into our lives is the “re_start EYCE” project. In order to further enhance the capabilities of the ecumenical youth movement in Europe, we are seeking financial support from churches to become self-sufficient once more. We aim to enrich the amount and quality of activities offered and create more spaces for people from different backgrounds to meet.

EYCE thanks you for your support and fellowship through the year. We are excited to see what next year will bring, and look forward to meeting and working with you all!

Yours in Christ,

Aino, Steven, Harald, Saara and Aida
EYCE Executive Committee


Events and representations

EYCE representatives have represented the Christian Youth in Europe in different events. You can read more information of those events from our news on the website. Please find the links below. 

• 14th to 20th of June 2023: General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches - Tallinn/Estonia
→ Read more on our website!

• 24th to 27th of August 2023: EYCE 45th General Meeting - Poland
→ Read more on our website!

• 27th of November 2023: EYCE 46th General Meeting - online. Meeting took place online and our constitution is updated to match the current laws. It was also an opportunity to meet and chat online. Thank you for everyone that came to the meeting and stayed for some chats!


Here are some events that are coming up! Please add these dates to your calendar and share those with any other young people whom you think might be interested.

• 19th of December 2023 at 18 CET: EYCE Christmas get together → Link to Zoom

• 8th of January 2024 at 18 CET: Bible Studies with the theme of Learning through encounter

• 12th of February 2024 at 18 CET: Bible studies

• 30th of May to 2nd of June 2024: National Correspondent's meeting

• 1st to 9th of June 2024: International Activity with the theme of The shelter we seek - a critical reflection on church as safer space


Greetings from the planning team for 2024 International Activity

Five young adults have been selected as the team that prepares the International Activity “The shelter we seek - A critical reflection on church as safer space”. It will take place from 1 to 9 June 2024. Planning team includes Alan from Sweden, Ronja from Austria, Luka from Serbia, Luisa from Germany and Steven from the Executive Committee. 

We are very much excited to have them as a part of our EYCE family. They will prepare the activity in detail, for example the content-related sessions, the evening leisure activities as well as everything that needs to be done to offer an amazing time for all the participants.

The team started to get to know each other at the end of November and is looking forward to building deeper connections and to be on this learning path joined by the participants in a few months, so we can have a lasting impact on our communities and member organisations.


 Questions and Office

EYCE is still organised only by volunteers. They do their best to keep the daily operations running. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us via or via social media. To get to know the new ExCo please check our Webpage