Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe
Seek unity between Christians and are engaged in the work for justice, peace & the integrity of creation.
EYCE was founded in 1968, but its roots go back to just after World War II. In 1947, the World Council of Churches (WCC) began to organise annual meetings for those responsible for ecumenical youth work in the different countries of Europe. 1968 was a special year for youth and students throughout the world – these youth leaders decided to found their own organisation, later known as the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe.
- Interfaith/Interreligious Seminars
EYCE and FEMYSO cooperate in interreligious seminars and campaigns. Also, EYCE cooperates with EIYN in its work regarding interreligious dialogue
- EYCE Campaign to Overcome Fundamentalism
During EYCE's work on inter-religious dialogue, together with its members and partners, it became clear that many societies and organisations throughout Europe are challenged by the phenomenon of fundamentalism. As an appropriate contribution to the need to be equipped to face it, EYCE decided to launch a three-year (2008–2010) inter-religious campaign to promote among its members and partners awareness, practical tools and good practice on overcoming (not only) religious fundamentalism. The campaign was built upon strong emphasis on wide participation of young people coming from various religious communities and backgrounds from all around Europe.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Eastern Europe - Northern Europe - Southern Europe - Western Europe - Eastern Europe - Northern Europe - Southern Europe - Western Europe