From June 29th till July 6th 2013 will take place in Vyhlidka/ Czech Republic a European Youth Week. Further information
The next board meeting of the Kolping Youth Europe held on April 12th – 14th 2013 in Krakow. It was attended by representatives of five European countries: Albania, Germany, Slovakia, Romania and Poland. During two days of discussions board members had the opportunity to find out what the situation of Kolping Youth groups in different countries is. Exchange of experience and information helped to find common ground to create the outline of international projects and initiatives for the next two years. Young Kolping’s people have planned a number of different activities. There are primarily europeanwide meetings of the members of the Kolping Youth Europe – the Youth Week in Czech Republic (29.06-06.07.2013) and the Memberships meeting of the KYE in Poland (October 2013).
In addition, there will be media workshops, seminars for young leaders and peace hiking in the mountains (July 2014). At the informal meeting the European young people had a possibility to spend time at Krakow's Market Square and visit Kazimierz - the famous Jews district. The participants of the meeting appreciated the strong commitment and professional preparation of hosts – representatives of the Kolping Youth Poland: Patrycja Kwapik and Michal Ptak. Since March 1st 2013 they have been directly responsible for European cooperation of Kolping Youth and they have worked in the head office in Krakow providing all the information by e-mail or telephone:
email@example.com , + 48 12 418 77 62 (Patrycja)
firstname.lastname@example.org, + 48 12 418 77 77 (Michal)
Dear Members of Kolping Youth Europe,
Since 1th March 2013 Kolping Youth Europe received full-time position. It means that we have now more time and opportunities to assist you in youth work in yours countries! Therefore we need more information about your work. Please look at the attached questionnaire.
We will be grateful to you, if you could send the answers before 25th March 2013!
From November 26th till December 1st 2012 will take place the annual training and membership meeting of the Kolping Youth Europe in Brasov, Romania. The meeting will combbine a project management training with a planing session for future Kolping youth activities in Europe. Obviously we wil also get to know the Romanian Kolping society and visit interesting sights in the area (like the famous dracula castle).
Further information can be found here.
The dadline for the registration is September 30th 2012. Please make use of the registration sheet.
The Kolping youth in Europe has its own juridcal person, the Kolping youth Europe e.V.. Like the European Kolping Society, the youth has the task to coordinate networking on the European level, to distribute relevant European information and to support national and regional Kolping youth groups. Every year a summer camp is organized and formation events are conducted. The general assembly that is supposed to take place every year deals with various youth topics and offers training for the work with youth groups.The Kolping Youth Europe is represented through one elected person in the board of the European Kolping Society.
The current board of the Kolping Youth Europe is formed by:
Patrycja Kwapik, chairperson
Andrea Vojtillova , 2. chairperson
Paulo Sequeira, Geschäftsführer
As representative from the German Kolping Society: Marie-Christin Sommer