Young people gather to promote volunteering!

From the 7th to the 10th of September, hundreds of young people from all over the world gathered in Brussels, Belgium, for the second Youth Convention on Volunteering, which included a stakeholder conference on volunteering and a big festival in- and outside the European Parliament. EYCE took part both in the conference and the following festival. The participants got the opportunity to present their organisation through stands and workshops. The Convention was organised by the European Youth Forum (YFJ) with the support of a team of volunteers from all over Europe and beyond. Read on →

18.10.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News

EYCE ExCo meets in Helsinki, Finland

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) met for their scheduled meeting from 16th to 20th of June 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. The ExCo also took the opportunity to meet with the representatives of EYCE’s Finnish Member Organisation SEN Youth and representatives of the Finnish Ecumenical Council in an ecumenical evening organized by SEN Youth. In addition, the ExCo met the General Secretary of the Finnish Ecumenical Council Rev. Heikki […] Read on →

20.06.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice officially launched

On Monday, 28th March 2011 the official launch of EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice took place in the Maison du Protestantisme, where EYCE’s office is located. The Campaign Coordination Team presented the concept of the Campaign and its various elements and warmly welcomed friends of EYCE and guests from EYCE’s partner organisations. EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice is foreseen to last throughout the years 2011 – 2013 and aims at raising awareness for […] Read on →

29.03.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

Training for future Ecumenical Leaders takes place in Switzerland

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 on successful leadership from various countries. The training course was […] Read on →

15.03.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

EYCE ExCo meets in Brussels, Belgium

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) met for their scheduled meeting from 3rd to 6th of February 2011 in EYCE’s Office in Brussels, Belgium. The ExCo also took the opportunity to meet with the representatives of EYCE’s Belgian Member Organisation Service Protestant de la Jeunesse (SPJ), who share the office building at Maison Protestantisme, in order to discuss various ways of future cooperation.

The ExCo reviewed and evaluated the work that has been done since their last meeting in October 2010 in Belfast, as well as started initial preparations for EYCE’s 38th General Meeting. Read on →

08.02.2011 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

Youth from various faith communities in Europe discuss active and responsible citizenship

“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 various religious backgrounds. The event was organized by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) in cooperation with the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) and the Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina (IRC). This conference marked the final step of the three-year Campaign to Overcome Fundamentalism. This project aimed at addressing various aspects of religious fundamentalism and raising awareness of this phenomenon. At the same time, it promoted the necessity for inter-religious dialogue. The participants for this conference came from various Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities, as this was also the case in the other activities of the Campaign. Read on →

06.12.2010 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

Youth organisations claim climate justice

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 Europe Region (WSCF-E) and the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe and was an event directly following up the mandate of the EYCE General Meeting in 2009 to address environmental issues in the work of EYCE. It precedes the three year EYCE Campaign to promote Ecological Justice, which will be launched in 2011. Read on →

27.09.2010 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

Youth and economic crisis discussed in Klaipeda

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 August 2010 in Klaipeda, Lithuania, bringing together a diverse and creative group of participants. This training course was organised in cooperation with the local partner Taurage Evangelical Lutheran Parish and was an event directly following up the mandate of the EYCE General Meeting. Read on →

09.09.2010 | Felix Beck | EYCE News, EYCE Press Releases

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