Training course “Cut the Prejudice !”

Different religious traditions through the lens of a camera

Berlin, Germany, 11th – 17th April 2016



  • The word “fundamentalism” was first used in 1909 by the American protestant church to denote faith foundations priority against the opening to the modern society of the church itself;
  • Religions themselves can be sources of expressions and sentiments of prejudice, even though they promote human values of love and tolerance;
  • Today  religion is increasingly  used as a tool to protect the national or cultural identity when it is feared to be in danger.
  • The language used in media and public space is often thriving on generalisation and assinging religious meaning whare it does not belong. This causes prejudice towards religious people, religions, denominations and churches. Religions are perceived as a threat to a peaceful and inclusive society.

But what do religions have to offer despite prejudice and public opinion? EYCE wants to get to the bottom of this question and scrutinise denominations and religions in Europe carefully, looking at the smallest element constitutiong religious communities – an individual.


To join EYCE training course “Cut the Prejudice!” in Berlin…

  • To study the prejudices and explore how to overcome them in a group of young Europeans coming form different religions;
  • To learn to use story telling and other exciting tools to prevent tensions in society that are linked with religions;
  • To create together  a short documentary, where people from different religions and social backgrounds will share what their religion means to them and how it shapes their daily lives, emotions, feelings, interaction with others, perception of society and their role in it;
  • To meet lots of people from all over Europe and different religious traditions, and so much more…

WHEN ?  

11th – 17th April 2016


Berlin, Germany

WHO ?  

If you are 18-30 years old, active volunteer in your youth organisation or faith community, and ready to discuss openly and share your religious traditions and views – you are warmly invited to join the training course!


The event will be held fully in English, therefore both understood and spoken English on a good level is essential!


To apply please fill in the application form and send it to!

Deadline extended for receiving applications: 13th March 2016 midnight CET! The selected participants will be informed by the 11th March 2016.





The participation fee will be 50 € (Euros) including accommodation, meals and the programme.

Please note that this amount can only be offered because of the support received from the sponsors of this project. Please note that a cancellation fee of 200 € (Euros) is expected from participants who cancel their participation

less than 2 weeks prior to its beginning.


The travel expenses can be reimbursed according to the EYCE policies. This means up to 90% reimbursement of costs depending on the country you are coming from. For details please see here.

Please do not buy any tickets prior to the confirmation of your participation, agreement with EYCE office and visa acknowledgement (if applicable)! We also advise you to look for alternative ways to support your travel costs!

Please note that a health insurance is NOT arranged by EYCE!


Some of you may need a visa to enter Germany! Please check immediately with the German Embassy or Consulate in your country whether this is the case and see here about the details of procedure.

See you in Berlin!