At the end of the year, Wrocław will be visited by several thousand young people from all around the globe. The visitors will arrive between 28th December 2019 and 1st January 2020. The organisers are still searching for 7,100 places to accommodate the participants of the Taizé European Meeting of Youth.
The Taizé European Meeting of Youth (EMY) has been organised for over forty years by the ecumenical Taizé Community, originally founded in 1940 by an evangelical priest Brother Roger. He runs the organisation with the support of volunteers.
The participants of the EMY are between 18 and 35 years old and come from nearly 70 countries. Each year they come to a different city to pray, sing, play and participate in workshops. So far, they have already arrived to Paris, Barcelona, Rome, London, Lisbon and Prague. They have visited Poland four times so far, twice in our city - in 1989 and 1995.
Help to accommodate the pilgrims
Considering the great interest in the 42nd annual European meeting hosted by the community of Taizé in Wrocław, the capital city of Lower Silesia will be visited by several thousand pilgrims.
Unfortunately, some of them have not been provided with accommodation as of yet. Therefore, the organizers of the event kindly ask the residents of Wrocław as well as surrounding towns and villages for help.
- The participants do require need a bed. They only need 2 m2 of floor space because they bring their own mats and sleeping bags.
- They do not require lunch (except January 1st) or dinner, because Taizé provides them with meals. A small, inexpensive breakfast is enough.
- Throughout the day, from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., the guests are away from home and participate in the meeting.
- All participants receive a public transport ticket from Taizé. They do not require any additional transportation.
- To register as a host family for the pilgrims, please contact your local church or use the on-line form available HERE.
- Hosts can apply for accommodation also after Christmas.
The pilgrims will be happy to stay in the homes of the citizens of Wrocław and the surrounding towns and villages. They will meet in parishes as well as in the city centre, near the Olympic Stadium and Centennial Hall.
All citizens of Wrocław are welcome to join the events All events of the EMN may also be attended by the citizens of Wrocław. Signing up and tickets are not required, participation is completely cost-free.
42nd annual European meeting hosted by the community of Taizé
The capital city of the Lower Silesia will host the event for the third time. We are still searching for volunteers who will host the pilgrims and use the opportunity to exchange thoughts and experiences.