Youth ProgrammesYouth Programmes

Involving young people (aged 18-30) in the CEC Assembly is very important, and we want to ensure that for the 13th Assembly, there is a strong level of youth participation and that those who are involved feel that they are an integral part of the proceedings and that they have a voice.


Young people will be involved in two ways. Some will be sent by member churches and organizations, as delegates and representatives. Others will attend as stewards, who help with the day-to-day smooth running of the Assembly, and at the same time observe and engage in ecumenical conversation within the Assembly, and meet other like-minded young people from other countries and denominations.

Both groups will attend preparatory meetings prior to the main assembly.

These youth projects contribute to the raising of European awareness and ecumenical consciousness and will provide intercultural dialogue in a spirit of openness, tolerance and solidarity.

Getting involved in ecumenism?Getting involved in ecumenism?

 

CEC works in close partnership with its four Associated Youth Organisations. Take the opportunity to find out more about them and the projects they organise by visiting their websites:

EYCE

WSCF-Europe

YMCA-Europe

Syndesmos

 

These websites may also be of interest:

WCC

YWCA

LWF

Call for participants!Call for participants!

The French Protestant Churches are organising a big ecumenical youth gathering in Lyon this July at the same time as our Assembly. It's open to young people aged 15-25 and they would particularly like to see people from all over Europe, not only from France. You can also come in a group with some friends. For more information see their website, Le Grand Kiff, or check out the invitations that you can download on this page.

They are looking forward to welcoming you to this exciting event!

Youth Seminar in Georgia

We have also been informed of an event taking place in Georgia, on the topic 'Overcoming Violence Against Young Women,' which will be run by another Ecumenical Youth Organisation known as ENYA. Download the information and application form

Please note that this event is not organised by CEC, nor by its Associated Youth Organisations. CEC has no further information about it.