Activities

Upcoming Activities

Theology of Migration

04 Jun 2017 – 11 Jun 2017 · Stockholm, Sweden

This event is part of the new campaign #WeAreEurope! on migration and European values. We will investigate the responsibility of Christians towards migrants and refugees in different denomination and the possibility to come up with something ecumenical... Get involved and have a say!


Role of Churches in Modern Society

06 Aug 2017 – 13 Aug 2017 · Palermo, Italy

Outdated privileges or important actor? We will together with you investigate whether and what churches should have to say? What are their fields of expertise and how do we assess their performance in today's society? Interested? - Call for participants will be opened around the end of April 2017


General Meeting 2017

14 Sep 2017 – 17 Sep 2017 · Malaga, Spain

The General Meeting is EYCE's main decision making body. Every second year the member organisations meet and discuss the future of the organisation. Find more information about the GM here


Past Activities

 

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Cut the Prejudice | 2016

“To have the interreligious dialogue today is mainly important for keeping peaceful coexistence between different people within one single society. And society of today’s Europe, of today’s world tends to be a globalised society when people are meeting, people are moving. And this process of globalisation of society probably comes much more faster, much more quickly than the human’s’ perception of the society can be developed” says Ivan Kuks, participant in the training course “Cut […] Read on →

From Vision to Reality | 2015

“I feel more empowered after the training course, as a result of having to play so many roles of the excluded people” says Nite Pallaska, participant in the seminar “From Vision to Reality!”.   From 22nd to 29th of March 2015, 17 young people from different cultural, religious and geographic backgrounds gathered for the seminar “From Vision to Reality: Young people developing models of inclusive participation”, which took place in AGAPE Svaty Jur, Slovakia. It […] Read on →

Faces of Poverty | 2015

From 6th to 13th of September 2015, 17 young people, from all around Europe and from different religious and educational backgrounds, gathered for the training course “Faces of Poverty: training course addressing poverty in the context of migration” which took place in Manchester, United Kingdom. It was organized by EYCE with the help of 4 volunteers and supported by the Council of Europe and Brot für die Welt. The main objectives of this week were […] Read on →

Looking for a Brighter Future | 2014

A training course for young people on solidarity in Europe. The training course “Looking for a Brighter Future! A training course for young people on solidarity in Europe” took place in Ecumenical Centre Los Rubios in Malaga, Spain from 19/01/2014 – 26/01/2014. It brought together 31 participants, team members and experts. The participants came from 17 different countries, among them Georgia and Lebanon. There were 20 female and 11 male participants. In addition to Christian […] Read on →

Food, Land and Water | 2014

A training course to promote fair distribution of natural resources in the framework of ecological justice The EYCE training course “Food, Land and Water” was held in Dresden, Germany, from the 26th of October – 2nd of November 2014. The venue, fittingly to the theme, was a YMCA Youth Ship located by the river Elbe. The training course brought together young people interested and educated in environmental topics in order to offer new insights and […] Read on →

Poverty Exposed | 2014

A training course to challenge the patterns of poverty EYCE training course “Poverty Exposed: A training course to challenge the patterns of poverty” took place from 4th – 11th May in Sofia, Bulgaria. It brought together 28 participants, team members and experts. The participants came from 13 different countries, among them Lebanon and Nigeria. There were 13 female and 15 male participants. In addition to Christian participants, there were also two participants from a Jewish […] Read on →

Say NO to Hate!| 2014

Young people addressing hate speech from interreligious perspective “In a time of increased conflict around the world, it was refreshing to spend time with admirable young people from different faiths, beliefs and backgrounds who will be valuable assets to our society. It confirms my belief once again that the problem lies with our political leaders & not between religious believers. I pray we will grow to be more open, tolerant and exemplary members of society. […] Read on →

Be the Generation of Peace! | 2013

Participants at the seminar "Be the Generation of Peace!"

We want to be the generation of peace!   This summer, EYCE gathered young people from all over Europe for the seminar “Be the Generation of Peace! A seminar for young Europeans to enhance the participation and contribution of young people to peace processes”. This seminar took place in Novi Sad, Serbia, from the 18th to the 25th of August.     During this seminar, thirty young people, actively engaged in their communities and coming […] Read on →

Gender Revised!? | 2012

Christian youth in Europe gathers to discuss gender issues   From 11th – 18th of November 2012 Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) in cooperation with World Student Christian Federation Europe (WSCF-E) conducted a study session “Gender: Revised?!” The study session took place in European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary and gathered 26 young people from 19 countries to discuss different aspects of gender and its perception in modern society with emphasis on theological reflection and […] Read on →

Acting Together to Overcome Poverty! | 2012

Young people address social injustice through interreligious cooperation   From the 2nd to the 9th of September, 2012 more than twenty-five young people from various beliefs and from across Europe and further abroad gathered in Paris, France for the celebration of a Jubilee of cooperation between Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) and Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO), as a closing of the training course led on“Acting Together to Overcome Poverty.” […] Read on →

Taking Steps Towards Ecologically Responsible Society | 2012

Young people gather to discuss ecological justice! From 24th June to 1st July 2012 more than twenty young people from Europe and beyond, as well as from various denominational and national backgrounds gathered in Minsk, Belarus, for an EYCE training course “Taking steps towards an ecologically responsible society. Economic and political aspects of ecological justice.” The participants got the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of different aspects of ecological justice and acquire practical tools and […] Read on →

Human Rights for Everyone |2011

A training course for young Europeans to overcome racism and discrimination against ethnic minorities   The training course took place from 18th to 25th of March in Palermo, Italy and aimed at empowering young Europeans with knowledge and skills to overcome racism and discrimination against ethnic minorities.   It brought together 30 participants (age 18-35) and team members from all over Europe and from various cultural and denominational backgrounds. The training course was prepared and […] Read on →

Secularism and Religions | 2011

European Christian and Muslim Youth show a good example of interreligious dialogue and dialogue with secularism   From 4th December to 11th December 2011 thirty five young people from Europe and beyond, Christians and Muslims, from different traditions and national backgrounds gathered in the European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary, for an Interreligious Study Session “Secularism and Religions: Working Together for a Common Europe” which was organised by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) and […] Read on →

Learn. Engage. Lead. | 2011

A Step by Step Ecumenical Leadership Training for Young Europeans. From 27th February to 6th March 2011 more than twenty young people from various denominational and national backgrounds gathered in Kandersteg and Geneva, Switzerland for an EYCE training course “Learn. Engage. Lead. A Step by Step Ecumenical Leadership Training for Young Europeans”. The participants got the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the Ecumenical movement and to broaden their leadership skills and share the experiences […] Read on →

Taking steps towards an ecologically responsible society | 2011

Theological and political perspectives of ecological justice. From 3rd July to 10th July 2011 more than twenty young people from Europe and beyond, as well as from various denominational and national backgrounds gathered in Kiev, Ukraine, for an EYCE training course “Taking steps towards an ecologically responsible society. Theological and political perspectives of ecological justice”. The participants got the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of various aspects of ecological justice and acquire practical tools and […] Read on →

Facing the Economic Crisis | 2010

Role and possibilities of youth organisations Educational projects for Roma minority, projects addressing youth and senior employment, youth exchange featuring intercultural dialogue, projects with orphans and ideas on how to raise the economically positive thinking in Iceland were among many of the creative ideas discussed during the EYCE summer event on economic justice. The EYCE summer training “Facing the Economic Crisis – role and possibilities of youth organisations” took place from 1st – 8th of […] Read on →

Climate Justice Now! | 2010

Raising awareness of the complex topic of climate justice, its causes and consequences and the responsibility of humankind towards creation are the issues tackled by a statement, which was developed and adopted by the participants of the EYCE and WSCF-E study session “Climate Justice Now!”, which took place from 12th – 18th of September 2010 in the European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France. The study session was organised in cooperation with the World Student Christian Federation […] Read on →

Fundamentalist or Responsible Citizen? | 2010

“Our aim was to propose ways, in which young religious European citizens can take a more active role in fulfilling their duties towards society as a whole”, declare the participants of the conference “Fundamentalist of Responsible Citizen? Contribution of religious communities to formation of European citizens” in their final statement. The conference was held from 28th November to 5th December 2010 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and brought together more than 50 young Europeans from […] Read on →

Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue | 2009

Human rights education in the field of economic justice In the first week of spring 2009, 35 young people gathered in the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg to explore the links between economic justice and human rights. The aim of the study session was to promote social cohesion among young people through developing a concept of Human Rights which takes the perspective of Economic Justice into consideration, and thereby raising their awareness and promote action […] Read on →

Religions in the Media | 2008

Promoting Inter-Cultural Learning and Youth Participation, and Overcoming Stereotypes. Christian, Muslim and Jewish young people from 18 European countries gathered in the European Youth Centre Budapest from 9th to 16th of November 2008 to promote inter-cultural learning, youth participation and overcoming stereotypes at the study session organised by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe. The aim of the Study Session was to explore the role and potential of different types of media in overcoming differences, […] Read on →

Monologue or Dialogue? | 2007

Inter-religious dialogue meets fundamentalism 32 participants from Europe and Middle East coming from Christian and Muslim backgrounds gathered from the 9th to the 16th of December, 2007 in Volos, Greece, for the seminar “Monologue or Dialogue? Inter-religious dialogue meets fundamentalism”. The event, organised by EYCE in cooperation with the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) and the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO), was kindly hosted by the Volos Academy for Theological […] Read on →

Seminars

During EYCE seminars the young people in EYCE’s networks gather to discuss and share the experiences on a certain theme. The focus of the seminar usually is on exploring the theme and possibly developing a common standpoint in addressing the theme on various contexts. There are rather few training elements in a seminar. Read on →

Study sessions

Study sessions are usually held in cooperation with European Youth Centres of Concil of Europe (CoE) in Budapest or Strasbourg. The specific aspect of the study sessions is, that the expertise and contribution of the participants is an essential to the success of the event. There might be also some training elements in a study session. Read on →

Training courses

Among activities organised by EYCE are training courses, where the young people in EYCE’s networks receive thematic knowledge and the practical training on a certain theme. One of the main ideas for training courses is to give EYCE’s young people practical skills and concrete methods to address the theme in the local context. Read on →