Alumni Meeting 2019

EYCE Alumni Meeting
& 50th anniversary celebrations

Berlin, Germany
18–20 October 2019

The Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe is turning 50 in 2019!

We want to celebrate that at the General Meeting in October 2019 and also invite all our Alumni for the weekend.

There will be celebrations, old and new friends, ecumenical service, stories and pictures from 5 decades of EYCE, food and drinks, memories, and so much more…

Download invitation here (PDF) | Register here

Key facts 

When: 18-20 October 2019 

Where: Schwanenwerder Gästehaus, Berlin, Germany

Who: We openly invite all who once took part in EYCE. This inludes (but is not limited to) everyone who took part in a programme activity, was engaged as a volunteer, IPC, ExCo or campaign team member, in external representation, as an employee and so on. 

What: See the Preliminary programme

Questions: Reach out to the preparation team at

Who is invited?

We openly invite everybody who was active in the EYCE some time between October 1969 and now.

Whether you were a participant in an EYCE event, volunteer at a workcamp, member of the Executive Committee, serving as a National Correspondent, as General Secretary or volunteer at the office- you are warmly welcome!

If you want to catch up with EYCE’s work and meet others who were or are active within EYCE, join us for the Alumni meeting!

Date & venue

18–20 October 2019

Gästehaus Schwanenwerder, Inselstraße 20–22, 14129 Berlin, Germany (

The venue is located on a small island in Berlin. The island can be reached over a bridge. The closest train stop is “Nikolassee”, which is a 40 min walk from the venue. Shuttles will be arranged for.

We have booked the entire venue for EYCE. This comprises 120 beds in total. Some of them will be required for the Executive Committee, the delegates and guests of the General Meeting.


You are kindly invited to stay at Schwanenwerder overnight. Please note that depending on the number of participants, accommodation may be in shared rooms, and not all rooms are en suite.

We understand if you wish for some more privacy and will provide assistance in finding accommodation for you nearby.

Please indicate in the registration whether you want to stay at Schwanenwerder and whether you have any special wishes regarding accommodation (friends you would like to share a room with, children coming with you etc.).


The registration fee for the Alumni Meeting will cover board and lodging at Schwanenwerder as well as the programme activities.

In order to allow as many Alumni as possible to participate, we request that you choose a contribution between 50 and 150 Euros (the approximate cost per person will be around 100 Euros). Please note that there is no funding available to reimburse travel expenses.


Please note that you will be expected to travel to train station “Nikolassee” in Berlin.

Nikolassee can be reached from the city centre by suburban railway (S-Bahn), which is frequently served during the day. Approximate travel times are: 30 minutes from Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Hbf, main train station); 45 minutes from Tegel airport (TXL); 70 minutes from Schönefeld airport (SXF).

From Nikolassee station, we will arrange shuttles to the venue. It is also possible to walk, which takes about 40 minutes (2.8km).

Those who arrive early on Friday are kindly invited to meet at EYCE’s former offices in Auguststraße 80, 10117 Berlin, which is located in the cite centre of Berlin.
Approximate travel times are: 20 minutes from Hauptbahnhof; 40 minutes from TXL; 50 minutes from SXF.


All Alumni are kindly invited to get involved and we appreciate any kind of support. Reach out to if you want to contribute your ideas.

In any event, please spread the word and invite at least one friend from your time in EYCE to join the Alumni meeting.

There will be a preparation meeting in mid-May 2019, so let us know ahead when you have great ideas for the programme or want to make a contribution.


Please register here:

We encourage you to register as early as possible, as this facilitates our planning a lot. A deadline for registration will be communicated later on.

You are kindly requested to confirm your attendance by paying the registration fee in advance to EYCE’s German member organisation, AEJ. Please note that the registration fee is not refundable should you decide not to participate or be unable to come.

See who will be there

The following EYCE Alumni registered their interest to join the Alumni Meeting and agreed to appear here:

First NameLast NameCountryFirst EYCE activity
Felix Beck Germany 2007
Daniel Barton Czech Republic 2004
Daniel Müller Thor Germany 2002
Triin Käpp Estonia 2003
Outi Piiroinen-Backman Finland 1971
Roberto Araujo United Kingdom 2005
Stephan Groschwitz Germany 2002
Lisa Schneider Germany 2013
Michael Doe UK 1976
David Isaac UK 1974
Myra Blyth UK 1982
A.J. Boyd USA / Italy 2010
Claudia Giampietro Italy 2016
Catharina Covolo Germany 2007
Jónína Sif Eyþórsdóttir Iceland 2006
Jakub Niewiadomski Poland 2012
Miroslava Popova-Kirova Bulgaria 2003
Michael Davies UK 1973
Sini Tyvi Finland 2011
Alex Roumi Lebanon 2012
Helen Alexander UK 1977
Robin Henry Germany 1975
christopher ashraf pakistan 2014
Giselher Hickel Germany 1977
Philip Woods USA (originally Ireland) 1978
John Lord Alderdice United Kingdom 1975
Tobias Traut Germany 2006
Paweł Mikołajczyk Poland 2012
Paul Welch United Kingdom 1999
Ottokar Schulz Germany 1982

See Planning Updates 

We are sending occational e-mail updates to all EYCE Alumni who registered their interest to participate in the Alumni Meeting. You can see past newsletters here: