What happened so far

May 2015: 60 participants from over 20 European countries came together in Bad Boll, Germany, to discuss the idea of a European Christian Convention (ECC). We passed a roadmap and a first coordination team was mandated to drive the process forward.

June 2016: 33 participants from 14 European countries gathered at Kappel, Switzerland, to evaluate the process of the ECC. We decided to found an association and nominated an Interim Board to serve until the first official Members’ Assembly.

January 2017: The ECC was registered as an AISBL (Association without lucrative purpose) under Belgium law. The constitution of our association can be found here: Constitution

May 2017: The ECC held its first ordinary Members’ Assembly in Grünau near Berlin, Germany. For two days, 27 participants from 13 European countries evaluated as well as discussed the progress and the future of the ECC. We decided on the position paper and the membership fee policy. Additionally, the first official ECC Board was elected.

At the Kirchentag in Berlin, the ECC participated in an event with the title “A Soul for Europe”. After an introduction of the ECC and a short podium discussion, the participants wrote down their expectations, hopes and dreams for an ECC with bright stars.

November 2017: The Board met in Constance. We decided on the schedule for the call for application and discussed the declaration (formally called position paper).

December 2017: The declaration “For the common Spirit for Europe” was adopted.

April 2018: The Board met at the Orthodox Academy in Crete. We discussed membership development, financial affairs and communications. Additionally, we updated the website, set a date and a place for the second Members‘ Assembly and send out the Call for Application!

 

What will happen

October 2018: Next Board meeting

March 2019: The Call for Application ends with the application deadline of March 31st, 2019.

May 2019: Second Members’ Assembly will take place at the Orthodox Academy in Crete, where the date and place of the convention will be decided.

SAVE THE DATE: May 30th – June 2nd, 2019

2023/24: The ECC will take place!

 

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