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About YMCA Europe

YMCA Europe Office:

YMCA Europe (YE)
Na Porici 12
CZ-115 30 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Phone: +420-224 872 020
Fax: +420-224 872 025
E-mail: info(at)ymcaeurope.com
Internet: http://www.ymcaeurope.com
YMCA Europe with its seat in Prague, Czech Republic, consists of 37 YMCA Member Movements and 7 Cooperating YMCA Movements.
YMCA Europe has about 6800 local associations, over 2.3 million programme participants and around 8500 professionals.
YMCA Europe works from Azores in the West to Novosibirsk in the East, covering 7 time zones, and from Malta in the South to Polar Circle in the North.

Member Movements

Cooperating Movements

YMCA Europe Strategic Plan 2011-2016

Respecting and valuing the independence and diversity of all Member Movements, YMCA Europenactively facilitates a process of integration of all National YMCA's into a European YMCA network of Movements which offers Christian community, exchange of ideas and mutual service among National Movements.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE YMCA Europe

In working towards the fulfilment of this Mission, the YMCA Europe will

  • Emphasise the Christian identity and mission of the YMCA as an ecumenical lay movement, working independent of, but in co-operation with the Churches.
  • Constantly analyse what our Christian identity and mission means in today's European and global realities and translate it into action in these contexts.
  • Seek to involve young people at every level. As young women are currently under-represented, the YMCA Europe will particularly focus on the involvement of women in this context.
  • Emphasise the YMCA's wholeness concept of body, mind and spirit in community. Work for justice, peace, democracy and integrity of creation to obtain sustainable development, both locally and globally.
  • Emphasise international thinking and solidarity within Europe and worldwide.
  • Respect and support the multicultural nature of Europe and the European YMCAs.
  • Respect the sovereignty and right of self-determination of each National Movement, as well as its specific way of expressing the YMCA's mission in the given cultural, religious and socio-economic context.
  • Be an inspiring, needs-orientated and effective organisation of high quality, applying the principles of subsidiarity and ?Begleitung?, and using innovative, participatory and process-orientated methods.