Council Meeting 2018
This year the council meeting of the EMYC will take place in Prague 🇨🇿 and is hosted by AMM (Alliance of Methodist Youth in Czech Republic). Those of us involved in organising the meeting are looking forward to greeting you in Prague and hope that the meeting will be an exciting time and leave a lasting impression on you. With this invitation we also have the request that you register for the council meeting as soon as possible. Note, you do not need to have booked your travel to register.
All the meeting documents can be accessed through the link below. We would appreciate if you browse through this folder prior to the meeting. You will find useful documents including, for example, what it means to be an EMYC delegate, and the agenda for plenary sessions.
When and where
The meeting begins September 27th at 16:00 and finishes on October 1st at 11:00. (Participants of the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe and the Central Conference of Northern Europe and Eurasia should arrive on 26th September. Your first session will begin 09:30 on 27th September.)
Visas. Citizens of most EMYC member states do not need a visa for Czech Republic. However if you require a visa, please indicate so in the registration form. We will send you an official letter of invitation which you can use when applying.
Offset. If you fly, please offset your journey at Atmosfair ✈ ☺
EHIC. All delegates from EU countries should bring their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) with them. You may also want to consider travel insurance.
Travel costs. Click here to learn how travel costs are reimbursed.
Short country reports. We would ask the following countries to prepare a 5 minute presentation about their country: Lithuania, Italy, Bulgaria, Great Britain and Slovakia. This year we will use a format called speed geeking. It works like this: the five presenting countries are arranged in a large circle along the edge of the room. Everybody else stands at the center. The facilitator rings a bell to start proceedings. Once proceedings start, groups are formed and each group goes to one of the presenters. Presenters have a short duration, around 5 minutes, to give their presentation and answer questions. At the end of the five minutes, the facilitator rings a bell. At this point, each group moves over to the presenter to their right and the timer starts once more. The session ends when every group has attended all the presentations.
Long country reports. We would ask the following countries to prepare for 28th September a more detailed report of approximately 15 minutes: Czech Republic and Serbia.
The main focus of the country reports should be:
What is your key focus in your children and youth work?
What is your vision in your children and youth work?
Stories, examples, issues and challenges around the different generations doing church together (intergenerational ministry)
For more information, contact the EMYC Secretary.
We would love to hear your feedback about what you thought of the Council Meeting 2018.