Date(s) - 22/04/2020 - 24/04/2020
Fédération de l'Entraide Protestante
Welcome to Paris! – Bienvenu a Paris!
PARIS – the “City of light – is the capital city of France, and the largest city in France and around 2.15 million people live there. If suburbs are counted, the population of the Paris area rises to 12 million people.
Paris is also the centre of the French economy, politics, traffic and culture. Paris has many art museums and historical buildings. The city has a multi-cultural style because 20% of the people there are from outside France. For centuries Paris has been one of the world’s most important and attractive cities. It is appreciated for the opportunities it offers for business and commerce, for study, for culture, and for entertainment; its gastronomy, haute couture, painting, literature, and intellectual community especially enjoy an enviable reputation. Its sobriquet “the City of Light” (“la Ville Lumière”), earned during the Enlightenment, remains appropriate, for Paris has retained its importance as a center for education and intellectual pursuits.
La Fédération de l’Entraide Protestante (FEP) brings together 360 associations and foundations working in the social, medico-social and health fields. Recognized as a public association since 1990, the FEP’s goal is to fight against all attacks on human dignity and for a juster and more socially inclusive society. At the heart of its charter, the FEP states that “poverty and precariousness, unemployment, loneliness, exclusion and multiple forms of suffering are not fatal.
Challenges can be overwhelming but Diaconia has a 2000 year history of facing challenges and responding with love, care and innovation thanks to our Christian tradition and beliefs. We must stand firm in the face of challenges, not compromising our values our vision – but we need to work together to do so. Therefore our Annual Conference in 2020 will be organized around the theme of Diaconia – the strength to face today’s challenges.
For the first time, our Annual General Meeting and Conference will be combined with the National Days of our host member in France. By doing this we will further explore both the challenges and richness of Diaconia in practice and connect the European questions and policies with local realities.
Our programme will take place over three days, each day having a particular dynamic.
Why you should attend?
Attending our annual conference and general meeting gives you the opportunity to learn and exchange with peers from around Europe, develop new projects and ideas and discuss how our work in Diaconia can shape systemic and structural social needs in our communities. Together we are stronger – together we can stand firm.
Information and programme
More information about travel and accommodation, as well as the 1st draft meeting agenda, can be found on the Eurodiaconia AGM 2020 Programme and information.
Participants should register as soon as possible using the online registration form. Information on accommodation will be required as will registration for workshop and seminar sessions.