A lifelong, intercultural experience for young European women!

The Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women will hold its 10th General Assembly from 7-12 August 2018. Our theme is ‘If you remain silent at this time...Christian Women Speak Out’. We will explore some of the ways women across Europe are speaking out on pertinent issues in church and in society, and we will also mark the 20th anniversary of the end of the Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women.

Some 100 participants are expected to join us in Soko Grad, Serbia. The Stewards Programme will take place from 5-12 August 2018. It will begin with an ecumenical training followed by the General Assembly itself.

The work of the stewards is an opportunity for young women to gain experience of a large ecumenical gathering, with the intercultural opportunities it provides. It also offers young women the chance to gain skills in:

  • events organisation
  • communications and social media
  • worship coordination
  • administration
  • visits and cultural events coordination

It will be a time to share, learn, worship and celebrate as you build a community of young women from different churches, countries, cultures and languages.

The work of the stewards is also essential to the General Assembly in terms of its organisation and administration. Being a steward is hard work – it can be tiring, intense and challenging. However, it also provides the opportunity to encounter women from across Europe as they discuss issues relevant to them, their communities and their churches, and make significant decisions in relation to the future of the forum.

Stewards must be:

  • Between the ages of 18-30;
  • Willing to work long hours;
  • Able to speak English and preferably one other forum language (French, German);
  • Willing to work as a team;
  • Background/active interest in ecumenism
  • Eager to contribute to, learn from, and share in intercultural experiences;

Accommodation, meals and travel for the duration of the Stewards Programme will be provided.

Application process
1. Applicants should send the completed Stewards Programme Application Form by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3. Applications must be received by 31 October 2017

Download the Stewards Programme application: Word Doc