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  1. We need you! We are looking for Event Team Members & Coordinator

    Do you want to provide a brilliant training/study session, co-organized with the Council of Europe, in the European Youth Centre Budapest , and have an amazing time? We are currently looking for 3 team members that will work together from November 2019 until May 2020 (4 – 8 May 2020, Hungary, Budapest) on how to make this happen. The theme of the Study Session will be “Confessing Church today: Combating right-wing populism as Christians”.The team will work together with a Council of Europe educational advisor/trainer.

    If you are an open-minded person, willing to learn from and with others, have experience in conference/event organization, and are involved with WSCF or local Student Christian Movements, we are looking forward to getting to know you!

    For the Team Coordinator, we look for someone with: a good understanding of what event organisation and management means; a passion for working with people; resourceful and committed to take full ownership of event experience with others. The Team Coordinator should have experience: coordinating a project team; designing/delivering a training /learning programme; and the ability to prioritise. It is key to have experience working with young people. You will be given support to coordinate and learn on the job, and you will be advised on organisational practices and tools to use to organize events efficiently and effectively.

    Deadline for applications:  1 October 2019

    Please fill-in this application form to give us an idea on who you are, what you could contribute and what you would like to learn from this unique experience!

    Hope to meet you soon,

    Your European Regional Committee

    For more information, contact Christiane Gebauer on .

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  2. We are recruiting! Social Media Volunteer

    We are recruiting a Social Media Volunteer to support our communications work by creating content for our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). The volunteer will be working closely with and be trained and supported by our Communications Officer.

    Role description:

    • Administering the WSCF Europe Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts;
    • Posting 2-3 times per week on the WSCF Europe Facebook page. The posts will include: news from WSCF Europe’s or other regions’ member movements; news from other WSCF regions; WSCF Global news; and news from WSCF Europe partners and donors (such as the Council of Europe, European Youth Foundation etc.). This may involve some information gathering and monitoring of news from member movements, other WSCF regions, partners and donors;
    • Working closely with the WSCF Europe Communications Officer to find out the latest news and coordinate published communications.

    The WSCF Europe Communications Officer will continue to administer the social media channels alongside the volunteer, but will focus mainly on promoting work directly delivered by WSCF Europe. The volunteer will have the full support of the Communications Officer, especially over the first few weeks in the role. This is a fantastic opportunity if you like to broaden your knowledge of social media channels, non profit sector and ecumenical organizations, from a broader, European and global perspective.

    Person specification:

    • Some knowledge or experience with WSCF;
    • Availability for 1-2 hours weekly for 1 year;
    • Some experience with social media administration (personal or professional experience).

    Application form: 

    To apply, please fill-in this brief application form.

    Deadline: 20 September 2019

    Contact us for more information – Zuzana Babicova (WSCF Europe Chairperson). at , or Maria Atanasoaei (WSCF Europe Communications Officer), at . We look forward to hearing from you! 

     

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  3. Call for Nomination Committee Members

    Would you like to help WSFC-Europe by ensuring enough available and motivated young people are standing for European Regional Committee (ERC) roles in 2021 regional assembly? If your answer is yes, then the Assembly in October 2019 may elect you to be one of the 5 members of the Nomination Committee. 

    You can apply to be a Member of the Nomination Committee, if you meet at least one of the following criteria: 

    1. You are a former or outgoing (current) member of the ERC;
    2. You are a current member of an affiliated or associated member movements eligible to vote on the Assembly;
    3. You are a current or former staff member of the member movements or of WSCF-Europe. 

    A full description of the Nomination Committee is available here.

    Deadline: 30 September 2019

    Application form: To apply, please fill in this brief application form.

    For more information, connect with Zuzana Babicova, WSCF Europe Chairperson, at .

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  4. Apply for a European Regional Committee position!

    Dear members of Movements,

    Every two years, for the last 50 years since the WSCF Europe region was established, in 1968, there is an opportunity for you – it is a privileged leadership training opportunity to be a Board Member of a long standing organisation. WSCF Europe has 5 decades of history uniting young Christians from across Europe to work for justice and peace in their times. Your role, together with your team members, shall be to sustain the wellbeing of the organisation by collective financial management, participating at strategic organizational planning, contributing to fundraising and resource development, delivering  programs, being the ambassador of and enhancing the organization’s public image, networking and building partnerships and learning together by assessing ERC’s own performance as the governing body of the organization.

    You can apply for one of the following roles, with the opportunity to define further your specific programmatic role:

    Chairperson

    Vice Chairperson

    Treasurer

    Program Coordinator (X2)

    Links Coordinator

    Global Networking Coordinator

    Campaigns Coordinator

    Fundraising Coordinator

    Executive Committee Member (X2)

    It is about giving, but also receiving- opportunities to help with your skills and grow further, meet new people and make friends on the way. Being on the Regional Committee of WSCF-Europe is not always about being ready- but about being committed, motivated and having time to volunteer and work together as a team together.  Consider one of the roles and hear life changing experiences  of what 2 years on the ERC gave to many people over the last decade.

    Apply for an ERC position before 1st October 2019 (extended), by filling-in the application form. The new ERC will be announced during our European Regional Assembly, which this year will be held in Denmark. Don’t hesitate to submit your application today.  Please read carefully requirements to meet the role mission with other team members. If you have questions or would like to informally discuss the role, contact Zuzka Babicova at chair@wscf-europe, or other members of the current committee – see contacts here. We are happy to have a chat with you at any time.

     

    Requirements:

    Essential:

    • Being endorsed by your movement (affiliated or associated), or a co-opted member (contact movement)
    • Passion for WSCF-E mission
    • Team mindset
    • Communicative English

    Time Demands (approximate):

    • Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (3-5 hours monthly)
    • Attend and actively participate in two in-person ERC meetings  (2 long weekends per year)
    • To be available to dedicate 1-2 hours weekly to your specific role (email communication, calls, active project team work)

    Desirable:

    • Have attended or organized a WSCF-Europe regional event
    • Experience delivering educational youth activities at the national or international level
    • Interest or experience in finance/ HR/ communications/ advocacy/ legal/ campaigning/ fundraising
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  5. Call for By-Laws amendments: ERA 2019

    Every two years, at our European Regional Assembly (ERA), there is a chance for our region, as part of the wider Federation, to look and plan ahead. As part of this process, Student Christian Movements have an opportunity to review the WSCF Europe Constitution, known as the By-Laws of WSCF-Europe. This is also true for our upcoming ERA, which will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 3rd-8th October. Every movement can submit a proposal to amend this document guiding the region. After you submit your proposal, 6 weeks before the Assembly, all proposals will be communicated to movements for the review process.

    If you want to submit a suggested change to the By-Laws, please complete this form by 1st August 2019.

    To find out more about the European Regional Assembly, please visit our ERA 2019 info page.

    If you have any questions, please contact Meme, WSCF Europe Vice-Chair, at or Zuzka, WSCF Europe Chair, at

     

    Deadline: 1 August 2019

    By Laws

    Submission form

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  6. ERA 2019 Info page

    European Regional Assembly

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    3-8th October 2019

    Practical information:

    Address of the venue: YMCA Denmark, Oliebladsgade 7, 2300 København

    Airport: Kastrup Airport Copenhagen

    Participation fee: 75 (minimum) or 100-150 euros

    Travel and insurance: self-paid (In case financial assistance is needed, contact us please.)

    Arrival: 3rd October, before 16:00

    Departure: 8th October, after breakfast. However, if you plan to run for the ERC role, please kindly plan your departure for 9th October, as the 8th October will be the day for the meeting of incoming and outgoing ERC groups.

    For your action:

    1. Apply to be a Delegate to represent your SCM by 30th May 2019 (extended) – Details and  application form.
    2. Apply to be an ERC member for 2017-2019 by 1st September 2019 – Details and application form.
    3. Submit your suggested changes to the By Laws of WSCF Europe by filling in this form by 1st August.
    4. Consider running for a position in the WSCF Europe Nomination Committee, and apply by 30th SeptemberDetails and application form.

     

    For reference:

        1. ERA 2019 info pack
        2. ERC roles, including those currently open
        3. ERA 2019 Agenda
        4. By Laws of the WSCF-Europe
          1. Proposed Amendments for ERA 2019
          2. Explanations to Proposed Amendments – SCM Norway
          3. Explanations to Proposed Amendments – ERC/ERA 2017 Group
        5. WSCF Costitution
        6. Documents from ERA 2017: Minutes & Policy Papers
        7. Testimonials of past ERC members
        8. 2017 Annual report
        9. Info Booklet for Delegates

     

    The Regional Assembly of WSCF-Europe (ERA) is the highest decision-making body of the WSCF-Europe. The ERA gathers bi-annually, and consists of all Student Christian member Movements of WSCF-Europe. The tasks of the ERA are the following:

    1. To discuss and vote on the organisational and thematic direction of the region for the upcoming two years;
    2. To elect a new European Regional Committee (ERC), which consists of representatives of the Federation, which come from associated or affiliated
      member movements. The elected ERC serves as the standing committee until the next ERA;
    3. To review and vote upon possible changes of the By Laws, which govern as the constitution of WSCF-Europe;
    4. To renew as a community and to pray together for a common vision.

     

    This year’s ERA will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 3-8th October, and is organised in collaboration with YMCA Denmark. The event is made possible by funding received from the European Commission, through the Erasmus+ Programme.

    ERC is keen to have as many of the affiliated and associated Student Christian Movements represented at this year’s ERA, and invites all movements to choose Delegates that can represent them in Denmark.

    The ERA is also a time for reviewing the By-Laws of WSCF Europe. Every movement can submit a proposal to amend this document guiding the region. After you submit your proposal, 6 weeks before the Assembly, all proposals will be communicated to movements for the review process.

    The WSCF Europe team is looking forward to seeing you to help us create the future for our organisation together, through spiritual renewal and positive community time in Denmark.

    For any comments and thoughts, please feel free to contact the Chair, Zuzana Babicova at .

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  7. Call for Participants: WSCF Senior Friends Gathering 2019

    WSCF Senior Friend Gathering 2019

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    3-6 October 2019

    WSCF-Europe invites Senior Friends from all around the world to gather for an inter-generational exchange, with current students and leadership of WSCF-E, to talk about what we find important, to have theological and Biblical reflection, to gather to pray and have a good time together, as a community in Jesus Christ. This event will take place alongside the WSCF-E Regional Assembly 3rd-8th October, hosted by YMCA Denmark.

    WSCF-E is seeking a few Senior Friends who can also be Program Coordinators of this meeting, to help co-create the content with the leadership of WSCF-E, who will be coordinating the Assembly.

    How to apply?

    Apply to participate in the Gathering by filling-in this simple application form by 10th June 2019. [Applications might be accepted after this deadline – please write to us to express your interest in attending.]

    How much will it cost?

    The participation fee will be of approximately 250 euros (price to be confirmed). This includes accommodation and food ( in twin rooms – 3 nights and full boarding). The travel expenses are expected to be covered by the participants.

    Previous gatherings happened in 20092016, and we wish to continue this tradition. For further information, please contact Zuzka Babicova at .  We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!

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  8. Call for Regional Assembly Delegates

    We invite Student Christian Movement representatives from across Europe to apply as delegates for their movements to our next European Regional Assembly, which will take place in October, in Denmark!

    The Regional Assembly of WSCF-Europe (ERA) is the highest decision-making body of the WSCF-Europe. The ERA gathers bi-annually, and consists of all Student Christian member Movements of WSCF-Europe. The tasks of the ERA are the following:

    1. To discuss and vote on the organisational and thematic direction of the region for the upcoming two years;
    2. To elect a new European Regional Committee (ERC), which consists of representatives of the Federation, which come from associated or affiliated
      member movements. The elected ERC serves as the standing committee until the next ERA;
    3. To review and vote upon possible changes of the By Laws, which govern as the constitution of WSCF-Europe;
    4. To renew as a community and to pray together for a common vision.

     

    When: 3rd-8th October 2019

    Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

    What: 4 days focused on member movements, planning for 2020-2022, the future of the organisation, meeting YMCA Denmark and much more.

    Am I Eligible? Your movement can send 1 staff member and 1-2 delegates. You can apply if you are a member of an associated or affiliated movement of WSCF-Europe. To check if your movement is associated or affiliated to WSCF-Europe, visit our website here. You should be nominated/endorsed by your organisation’s board/committee to represent your movement at this statutory meeting.

    Deadline: 30th May 2019 (extended)

    Application form: The application form can be found here.

    Contact: In case you have questions about the ERA or your application, please contact Zuzana Babicova, WSCF-Europe Chairperson, at .

    Organising team: Our organising team looks forward to receiving your application and working with you together in October. The team is formed by: Zuzana Babicova (Chairperson), Natia Tsintsadze (Regional Secretary), Luise Klein (Links Coordinator), and Krista Autio (Global Networking Coordinator).

    Practical and Financial information: The accommodation is not in the hotel style in shared rooms. The sleeping arrangement is within YMCA building and a sleeping bag is needed. The participation fee is 15 euros per day (75 euros overall) and the travel costs paid 100% by the delegate or your movement. More info in the application form.

    Organised with financial support from:

     

     

     

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  9. Call for applications: Lingua Franca Leadership Training 2019

    Call for Participants

    World Student Christian Federation in Europe, in cooperation with Otto per Mille Chiesa Valdese, is organising the

    Leadership Training Programme Lingua Franca

    14 – 19 May 2019 , Georgia

     

    What? Leadership Training Programme Lingua Franca Shared Future, Shared Responsibilities: Empowering New Generation of Europeans

    When? 14 – 19 May, 2019

    Where? Georgia

     

    Have you heard that the all time favourite programme Lingua Franca is happening this year in May? But what is Lingua Franca actually?

    Leadership training: to assist student movement-building in Eastern and Central Europe since early ’90s. This was due to the fact that independent youth work had often faced severe restrictions due to political situations until then in Eastern Europe. Lingua Franca works to empower people to be independent, critical and respectful thinkers, and to be such leaders in their communities. Leadership training is our aim for both volunteers who deliver the programme, as well as those who benefit from the programme.

    Language training: English as the main language of political change is the privilege that is not available to everyone. At Lingua Franca, we strive to make this “privilege” more accessible to young people who really need it. During the training, simple English is used, which makes it easier to create group cohesion.

    Our approach is to create a space where everyone feels comfortable and confident to contribute to discussions with different levels of language skills.

    Ecumenical and inter-cultural encounter: another aim of the Lingua Franca has been to bring together young Christians from all over Central and Eastern Europe to discover their own cultural differences and similarities, to discuss  country-specific issues, as well as to inspire them to get active in their home environments to promote tolerance and inclusion.

    Check out some testimonials or pictures from past Lingua Franca events. 

    Why join the Lingua Franca Leadership Training Programme?

    You are an active young person and would like to be engaged even more? Would you like to improve your professional competence on how to develop, manage and promote advocacy strategies and new ways of participation?

    You can identify and share challenges as well as solutions with other young people from different backgrounds? You want to learn how to transfer the knowledge through developing a training course model that can be adapted and translated into local context?

    If you want to learn how to put skills into practice, reflect on empowerment and encourage networking, best practice sharing approaches in the field of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, then join us in Georgia.

    Application Procedures and Deadlines:

    The training is open to students and young people from the WSCF-Europe member movements (SCMs) in Europe, contact groups and partner organisations.

    Great opportunity for young people aged between 18-30 years old (exceptions are possible when justified) from different European countries to reflect and improve their approach to youth empowerment and youth leadership, with a specific focus on advocacy, campaigning and grassroots interventions. Join us in Georgia.

    You can submit your application through the online application form by March 7th 2019.

    Practical and Financial Information:

    Participation fee: Full participation fee is 170 €, which includes board and lodging for the duration of the training course. For the delegates of the SCMs in Europe wishing to be represented at the meeting but not able to meet the costs, there is a possibility to apply for a reduced participation fee. Please contact us at: .

    Travel costs: Delegates are expected to cover their own travel costs to Georgia, but if you require financial support in order to attend, there is a possibility to apply for a scholarship for your travel costs. Please contact us at before buying travel tickets.

    Visas: Visa costs will be reimbursed by WSCF-Europe. We will issue an invitation letter that should facilitate the delivery of visas to attend the training course.

    The preparatory team is looking forward to seeing you in Georgia.


    Yulia Bajelidze, WSCF Global Advocacy and Solidarity Committee Member  

    Christiane Gebauer, WSCF-Europe Programme Coordinator

    Ramy Farouk, WSCF-Europe Volunteer

    Pavlina Manavska, WSCF-Europe Campaign Coordinator

    Natia Tsintsadze, World Student Christian Federation Executive for Europe

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  10. Download your free 2019 WSCF-E Calendar!

     

    Step by step guidance on how to print your own 2019 WSCF-E Calendar:

    1. Download Page 1 and Page 2 of the calendar.
    2. Print the pages on the front and back of an A2 sheet.
    3. Fold the A2 sheet into 4, making sure that on each side you have two white end pages and two central pages with the months and dates on.
    4. Bring the two white end pages together, making sure the calendar takes a pyramid/triangular shape.

     

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