During the European Congress the represented Organisations were asked about their involvement in Church and Youth Policy. This is the result:
Celje is the third biggest city of Slovenia with a bit less than 50.000 inhabitants. From 10th to 18th September sixteen young men and women representing fifteen Catholic Youth Organisations gathered there together for the European Congress.
In the evening of the 3th of June the European Team gathered unfortunately without Tina Hoçevar, who was in Barcelona at that time, in Ljubljana to prepare the European Congress in September. We all got picked up by the nice people of SKAM who welcomed us in their capital city.
European Youth Forum’s Council of Members (COMEM) took place in Brussels. Official delegates at COMEM to represent JECI-MIEC were Simon Fischer and François Chatellier.
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.