We apologize for the fact that this current website is not providing the latest information about FIMCAP. Our amazing working group on communication (see picture) is working hard on a new website, with a better overview of our work and more updates. The new website is expected at the beginning of 2020. For the latest news also check our facebook and Instagram pages.
Roman Sieler is currently representing FIMCAP at COP25, the UN climate conference. He is part of the delegation of the European Youth Forum. As FIMCAP we find it very important to be there and to raise our voice about the climate crisis.
During the 2019 General Assembly, FIMCAP agreed on a resolution calling for immediate and comprehensive actions to combat the climate crisis, following the spirit of Pope Francis’ second encyclica Laudato si’. You can read the FIMCAP resolution here.
We think it is crucial that young generations are listened to, as they will be most affected by the consequences of climate change.
On the General Assembly in August a new FIMCAP presidium was elected. Our new presidents for the next 3 years are Marie Lavall from KjG Germany and Ruben Leeman from Chiro Flanders. Our new spiritual assistant is Fr. Wilson Mendes, current national chaplain of Chiro Philippines. Evy Hoeben is continuing as secretary general and celebrated her 10 year jubilee at the General Assembly!
From the 24th of August until the 2nd of September the General Assembly will take place in Belgium. The General Assembly is the highest decision making body of FIMCAP, taking place every 3 years. The General Assembly is made up of representatives from each member organization. These representatives set the direction of FIMCAP for the next three years.
For the General Assembly of 2019 “the value of play” has been chosen as central theme. Playing is one of the rights described in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, more specifically in article 31 of this Convention, which will be the starting point for our General Assembly:
“That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.”