Monthly Archives: December 2019

Glimpses from the Annual Conference in Agape

In September, many of or members had some most enjoyable days at the Agape Centro Ecumenico in Italy. Our hosts, Malte Dahme and Sara Marta Rostagno had prepared an excellent program on the theme Identities moving landscapes: an historical view from the Alps where the Waldensian valley and it´s history became an inspiring resource for reflection on the question of migration in general.

Welcoming of new members
During the Business Meeting we had the pleasure of welcoming a new member of Oikosnet Europe, The The Orthodox Grodno Laity Center in Belarus. We all look forward to hear more about their centre and their work in the future.
Jörg Hübner, director at the Academy of Bad Boll, Germany, was elected as a new member of the board. Many of you have probably met him at earlier Annual conferences and you will definetely have the possibility to make the acquaintance at the Annual Conference next year, as it will take place at Bad Boll.

Ideas become projects
One of the most aprreciated part of the Annual Conferences are the exchange of ideas. On the last day of the conference Malte Dahme facilitated a most fruitful workshop where members could partner up around common projects. It was very inspiring to see how many ideas became more concrete during the session and the board are already working on how to develop them further.
A more detailed information from the Business meeting is presented in the minutes and we yet again want to thank Sara Marta Rostagno and Malte Dahme and all their staff for their wonderful hospitality.

Minutes from the Business Meeting

Oikosnet Europe present at the EAD Member Assembly

The president of Oikosnet Europe Walter Lüssi attended to EAD Member Assembly earlier this year. At the meeting he gave a presentation of the work of Oikosnet Europe with an emphasis on the relevance of the European Dimension and the significance of civil society. The EAD have the tradition of inviting the president of Oikosnet Europe to their yearly Member Assembly. The meeting this year took place in Baden.

100 questions on climate change

In the days last days of November, the Evangelische Bildungstätte, Schwanenwerder in cooperation with Oikosnet Europe arranged a workshop on the topic Ernergiewende and citizen participation. At the laity center just outside Berlin, participants from Germany, Sweden and the Czech Republic gathered for a trinational dialogue focusing on the role of civil society in this very complex question. The 21 participants started the the dialogue with a list of 100 questions on climate change. Many of the questions we will surely come back to in many dialogues and conferences ahead.