Annual General Meeting 2023

25/04/2023 – 28/04/2023

The Annual General Meeting 2023 was hosted by the Deaconess Foundation in Helsinki, Finland. With the theme ‘Horizons of Hope’ we explored how we can build a Europe of trust, solidarity, and diversity through diaconal work. We discussed how our voices can bring hope in finding solutions to today’s challenges.

The days were fully packed with study visits, workshops and speakers. You can find the pictures, visuals and presentations below.

We look forward to seeing you again during one of our many upcoming events and the next Annual General Meeting 2024 in Bucharest, Romania!

Photo gallery

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Including opening service at Deaconess Foundation church


Including key-note speakers, reflections with politicians, Helsinki city reception


Including key-note speakers, morning workshops, afternoon workshops


Including business session

MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen on the role of diaconia

You can find an introduction of the board members here