„YMCA Europe is a working fellowship to strengthen movements where people grow in body, mind and spirit.“


6th September 2017

160 Change Agents from Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East meet this week at YMCA Setubal camp Alambre on the Portuguese coast.

World YMCA Secretary General Johan Vilhelm Eltvik and Executive Secretary for Youth Empowerment Romulo Dantas welcomed all participants and shared inspiring inputs on the purpose of this Global Gathering and the global agenda on Youth Empowerment.

During the opening sessions, the Secretary of State on Youth and Sports of the Portuguese Government and a member of the Setubal City Hall´s Government addressed the participants welcoming them to Portugal and Setubal.

YMCA Europe´s Secretary General Juan Simoes Iglesias also welcomed the group in Europe, highlighting the local, national and international dimensions of the Setubal YMCA led by Luis Sebastiao, Secretary General and the local Board. Juan also delivered a workshop on "Social realities in Europe & Youth civic engagement".

Thank you World YMCA and YMCA Portugal for providing this opportunity to youth from all over the world!

Foto album available here.