Meeting in Rostock

Programme and information

Dates

The European Meeting in Rostock will take place from Wednesday 28 December 2022 to Sunday 1 January 2023.


Photo: © Raymond Strauß

Age for participation

European Meetings are aimed at young adults between 18 and 35.

Program

Monday 26 December

Arrival of the helpers. Please plan to arrive at the welcome point between 2pm and 5pm on Monday 26 December.

The Meeting can take place thanks to a good number of volunteer helpers arriving on 26 December. They help in various ways:
- welcoming people who arrive on 28 December
- work teams (meal distribution, cleaning, preparing the places of prayer, etc.)
- supporting the organising group in a local church or other host centre
- singing in the choir (please indicate on your registration)

Wednesday 28 December

8am to 12 noon, arrival in Rostock, then first meeting with host communities and assigning of accommodation.

5:30pm supper in HanseMesse
7pm evening prayer in HanseMesse, then return to your hosts


Photo: Wiesia Klemens

Thursday 29 and Friday 30

8.30am morning prayer in the host communities, then small reflection groups and meetings with people, young or older, involved in local community life. Then leave for HanseMesse.

Lunch on the way to HanseMesse (a packed lunch will be distributed the evening before during supper).

1pm midday prayer at HanseMesse

3pm workshops on themes of faith and inner life, climate change, social involvement, culture and artistic creation in Rostock, Warnemünde and HanseMesse

5:30pm supper in HanseMesse
7pm evening prayer in HanseMesse, then return to your hosts

Saturday 31 December

8.30am morning prayer in the host communities, then small reflection groups and meetings with people, young or older, involved in local community life.


Photo: Wiesia Klemens

Lunch on the way to HanseMesse (a packed lunch will be distributed the evening before during supper).

1pm midday prayer at HanseMesse

3pm meetings by country in Rostock, Warnemünde and HanseMesse

5:30pm supper in HanseMesse
7pm evening prayer in HanseMesse, then return to your host communities

11pm prayer vigil for world peace, followed by a “Festival of Nations”

Sunday 1 January

Participation in the morning service in the host communities, then lunch with your hosts.

Departure from 4pm onwards.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be either with inhabitants of the city and surrounding region or in small group accommodation (i.e. in church halls, schools, sports halls, etc.) Everyone must bring a camping mat and a sleeping bag. Young adults with disabilities should register by 1 November so that appropriate accommodation can be found.

If you have your own accommodation

In the spirit of the pilgrimage of trust, we encourage you to let yourself be welcomed by local residents and get to know people that you do not know already. If you have already organised your own accommodation during the meeting, it is essential that you include the address of where you are staying on the registration form. You should also still come to register at the arrival point to receive the programme, tickets, etc. Your hosts should contact the nearest participating church and explain that you will take part there during the meeting.

Cost

Your financial contribution covers meals, local transport, the hire of the meeting places, equipment, and other costs of the meeting. The level of contribution varies according to the cost of living in different countries.


Photo: Wiesia Klemens

In October, exact levels of contribution will be published on this page. In the meantime reckon with the following approximate costs for those from English-speaking countries:


For young people from UK and Ireland: €80
Other English-speaking countries: please contact us.

For participants or group leaders whose professional occupation allows them to give more, we ask 120€

If you arrive on 26 December to help, the expected financial contribution is the same.

How to make your contribution

If possible, please give your financial contribution online by credit card via your registration form before the meeting. (Please note that we cannot refund any transactions.)

In different regions and countries, young adults are preparing the pilgrimage together. Preparation material will be published on the Taizé website over the course of the next months.

On the Taizé social networks ( poT taize) you will find more news with photos of the preparation in various countries.

Registration

Those intending to lead a group should please register as soon as possible, giving an initial estimation of the number they will be bringing and then adding little by little the details of participants. The deadline for registrations is 15 November.

>>> Click here to register online [https://register.taize.fr/entryPoint.xhtml?meeting=51&language=en]

Printed from: https://www.taize.fr/en_article3289.html - 3 October 2022
Copyright © 2022 - Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, Taizé Community, 71250 France