Christ has risen from death! These days we are celebrating Christ, our Saviour, who died for our sins and resurrected to lead us to eternal life at our heavenly father. Indeed this is the basis of our belief, the foundation of Christianity.
At the dawn of these terrible tragedies that have occurred in Brussels, in the heart of Europe, the JECI-MIEC European team would like to express its deepest and most sincere feelings of solidarity with the people affected and close relatives to the victims of such terrible acts.
„For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.”
(Lk 2, 11)
From 7th to 9th October 2015 Romana Mysula (European Team member 2012-2015) took part in the Conference “Learning mobility in the Youth Field: towards opportunities for all”, which took place in Istanbul (Turkey). European Platform on Learning Mobility was created after the idea to talk about Learning mobility appeared in 2010. Since that time the Conference in Istanbul was the third one within the work of the Platform.
From the 7th to 13th September the JECI-MIEC European Committee 2015 took place in Rome. Thanks to all the helping hands of FUCI and MSAC Italy everything around this meeting went perfectly and thanks to all the people attending it was a good work and a fruitful week.
24th July to 3rd August 2015, Tagaytay (Philippines)
by Evelina Manola (EKFE Greece)
Have you ever felt like the whole world can fit into a small place? That exactly was my feeling since the very first moment of the Global Training Session of IYCS and IMCS, which took place in Tagaytay, in the Philippines from 24th July to 3rd August 2015. The theme of the training session was “Salt of the Earth, Light of the World – Students Building the Kingdom of God” and it certainly had an impact on the lives of the young Catholic students that attended it.
During the sessions, we had the opportunity to learn a lot from experts and hear testimonies from people who shared their experience with us. We also had a day out where we – divided into small groups – got to visit various activities running by local organizations in an effort to fight the different forms of poverty and vulnerability. Last but not least, one of the most powerful tools that was used in order to empower the students was the sharing and exchanging among ourselves. Very often we had the opportunity to share our experience, knowledge and wisdom especially concerning crucial issues such as corruption, conflicts, youth participation, disparity, education and environment. Coming from different backgrounds and cultures, we all shared a breeding ground where everybody could express thoughts and views related to local, national and regional realities and even come up with ideas and solutions on how to make this world a better place.
Dear friends from the National Organizations,
Greetings from the European Coordination JECI-MIEC!
As there are/were some problems with the communication with your offices, we ask you to take this information to your national offices as soon as possible.
We´d like to remind you to send your calls of delegates for the JECI-MIEC European Committee 2015, which will take place in Rome (Italy), from the 7th-13th September 2015.
Final deadline for the Call for Delegates will be the 1st August 2015, 11.59pm.
Find here the Call for Delegates, the Calls for the positions of the European Coordinator, Executive Board, European Chaplain, Internal Auditors and Hosting Organisations. Please read the documents carefully.
You also find an Application to statutes concerning the change of the postal address.
After receiving the data of your delegate you will also receive a digital report form for your national reports to be presented at the European Committee 2015, the minutes of the European Committee 2014, the narrative as well as financial reports 2014-2015 and a budget proposal for 2016.
Please pay attention to the deadlines and procedures.
As usual, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to approach the European Team.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
With best regards and united in prayers,
European Team 2015
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On behalf of the European Team 2015
The European Youth Forum (YFJ) invited its member organisations to the first Council of Members (COMEM) this year from 17th to 18th Aprile. For the European Coordination JECI-MIEC the European Coordinator Simon Fischer took this vote and set out for Brussels.
There was a meeting of the so called faith-based Member Organisations (MO) in the afternoon of the arrival day (16th April), but due to some traffic-related difficulties it was not possible for Simon to join this. As it was his first COMEM, he attended the introductory session for new delegates and in the evening the second meeting of the faith-based MO. They exchanged about the resolutions and the organisation-specific attitudes towards their contents.
There are two types of organisations within the members of the European Youth Forum: National and International Member Organisations. This structural difference in the past was normally also shown by separating these types of organisation spatially from each other during this meeting. The Extraordinary General Assembly on Friday started with a little innovation: all organisations were seated mixed. This measure was appreciated a lot by all attendants.
The expresssion used by Jesus on te cross: “It is finished (tetelestai)” , means both that His appointed work was completed, the last installment was paid and that the lamb without blemish was found. Without the blood he sheded to spare us, we would not have known the joy of Resurrection.
Christ has risen! Let us rejoice and be the witnesses he sends out to share the Good News.
We wish that this time of Feast finds you with peace in your families and hope in your hearts.