EYCE Press Releases
“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 was […] Read on →
From 17th – 20th of October 2014, more than 20 young people from EYCE’s member organisations came together for a capacity building training in the framework of EYCE’s Campaign to Overcome Poverty “Break the Chains!”. The programme of the event was organised by the Campaign Coordination Team in cooperation with EYCE’s office and the Executive Committee. The aim of the training was to offer EYCE’s member organisations and young people in their context a […] Read on →
On the evening of the 9th of September 2014, around 100 people from different institutional, national and religious backgrounds gathered in the premises of Commission of the Bishop’s Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) in Brussels for an evening debate “Young Europeans: We stand for sustainability and eco-justice!”. The event was organised in collaboration of seven organisations – Secretariat of COMECE, The Church and Society Commission of CEC, Don Bosco International, Ecumenical Youth Council in […] Read on →
In January 2014 thirty young people from all over Europe and beyond gathered to spend a very special week together!EYCE training course “Looking for a Brighter Future! A training course for young people on solidarity in Europe” was held in Malaga, Spain, from the 20th to the 26th of January 2014. Youth from 15 countries gathered in order to learn, discuss and share about solidarity. The main aim of the course was to strengthen […] Read on →
The 39th General Meeting of the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe took place from 14th – 20th October 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic and brought together more than 20 young people as delegates, guests and stewards to the General Meeting.
The General Meeting was hosted by Czechoslovak Hussite Church and EYCE’s Czech member organisation, the Youth Committee of the Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Czech Republic. EYCE is deeply grateful for the support, care and endless energy invested in welcoming delegates and guests of EYCE’s 39th General Meeting. Read on →
From the 4th – 8th of October 2013, the Campaign Coordination Team (CCT) of EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice has visited the three Baltic countries -Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia -, and then Finland during its project “Sustainability journey: 4 cities in 4 days!”.
Members of the CCT were stopping in Riga, Vilnius, Tartu and Helsinki, to meet local youth, raise awareness on environmental issues and spread the message of the EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice.
At each stop interactive workshops were organised to learn and share about ecological justice and environmental issues on global, local and personal levels. A special focus was put on personal habits: Read on →
From the 10th – 13th of July 2013 the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) met for their regular meeting in Berlin, Germany. The ExCo also took the opportunity to meet with donor organisations and potential partners located in Berlin, as well as with EYCE’s National Correspondent in Germany and young people that have been involved in EYCE’s work. Read on →
In February 2013 EYCE published “A Manual for EYCE Member Organisations to Become More Sustainable” which is considered as a first step of the project Be Eco Heroes! By this venture, EYCE calls for its member organisations to self-evaluate its impacts on the environment, set achievable goals and bring about positive changes in their actions.
In order to assure ownership and relevance of the project, concrete objectives, process and methodology was developed together with representatives from EYCE member organisations in October 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. After achieving self-identified goals, successes will be shared with the other member organisations at the 39th EYCE’s General Meeting in October 2013 in Brno, the Czech Republic. On this occasion, the member organisations who joined the project will be awarded there by a certificate as an acknowledgement of their effort and willingness. Read on →