CANCELLED: Study Session ‘Confessing Church today: combating right wing populism as Christians’

February 20th, 2020 4:49 pm

We regret to inform you that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and restrictions, we have had to cancel our study session “Confessing church today: combating right-wing populism as Christians”. We are currently looking at the possibility of rescheduling this event for some time in the future.

For the last decade, right wing populism has been gaining visibility all around Europe, and the existence and relevance of this can no longer be denied – it is already part of the institutional bodies in many European countries. Our lives are affected by right wing populism, daily discussions about this phenomenon are omnipresent.

But do we actually know what we are discussing? Do we actively seek ways to interact with it and take the discussion to a higher level? Does our Christian identity influence our perception and how? Are we ready to challenge right wing populism? Probably not yet, but we, at WSCF-Europe and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, are ready to accept the challenge with you and work on innovative approaches.

The aim of the Study Session is to empower young Europeans…
… to understand the idea behind and the methods used by right wing populism.
… to interact with it from an individual and church perspective.
… to learn from each other.
… to grow to act as multipliers.

During the training we will…
… get to know different realities from all across Europe.
… discover new ways to address this issue.
… explore the Christian perspective on right wing populism.
… gain insights from a local organization active in the field.
… use innovative and informal methods when speaking about difficult topics.
… prepare each other for taking the discussion to our individual backgrounds.

You should apply if…
… you are eager to gain an understanding of what right wing populism is.
… you are keen to work with an international group on ways to challenge yourself.
… you are ready to share your experience and learn from each other.
… you are curious about how to make a difference.
… you are 18-35 years young.

The meeting
… is held by WSCF-Europe and the Council of Europe Youth Department.
… will take place in Budapest on May 4-8, 2020.
… has a participation fee of 50€, accommodation, food and travel being covered.
… requires at least 90% attendance commitment from you.

The application deadline is March 15, 2020 (extended). Please apply through by completing this form.

If you have any questions, please contact .

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Please note: Due to the Coronavirus situation activities at the Council of Europe’s European Youth Centres in Strasbourg and Budapest are suspended for March and April. The current activity in this call is not affected for the moment, but depending on how the situation evolves, further activities may be postponed or cancelled. The organisers will make sure that all applicants are duly informed and restrictions are applied.
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