About the Campaign

From UN research data we know that more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, the vast majority arrived by sea but some migrants have made their way over land, principally via Turkey and Albania.
Since the start of 2016, 135,711 people reach Europe by sea.
According to the IOM, more than 3,770 migrants were reported to have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2015.
Most died on the crossing from north Africa to Italy, and more than 800 died in the Aegean crossing from Turkey to Greece.

EYCE is launching a three year Campaign to raise the awareness about what the most important international organizations defined as an emergency: the migrant crisis in Europe.
The main objective of the Campaign is to redefine the concept of migration and to make society as a place where migrants are welcome and where values of tolerance and inclusion are respected.
The activities will focus on creating constructive ideas and ways to conceive that migration is a natural phenomenon and Europe should not be a hostile place to reside for nobody.


Therefore we have defined some objectives that we want to achieve through the three years of the Campaign:

  • to explore and analyze migration from theological, political and social perspectives
  • to develop common ecumenical theology
  • enable young people to discover and discuss European values and identity
  • to equip young people with tools and methods for dialogue and panel discussions
  • to raise awareness on various forms of migration
  • to explore different models of integration
  • to develop tools and methods how youth organization can contribute
  • to ensure the practical impact of the campaign activities on different levels