Making Sure that Member Groups are Represented at the Annual Conferences and the AGM
The economic differences within Europe are significant. Sending a delegate to the yearly conferences and casting the group’s vote at the AGM means spending money on travel and conference fees. In some parts of Europe, the economic situation makes it unlikely that groups and individuals manage to raise the necessary funds among themselves. It is important for the Forum that representation is not restricted to the affluent. The Agape Fund helps to mitigate the differences.
All Forum Groups and their members are encouraged to donate to this fund. Your donations can go to the European Forum’s bank account that you find on the Donations page. Give as reference “Agape Fund”.
If you come from a European country that is struggling economically, you can apply for support from the Agape Fund to attend the conference. However, support is limited to the funds available. Some of the criteria for support are:
Application forms are published in connection with the conference publication. Check the page of the upcoming conference for more information.
In the table below we listed how many people could come to some of the previous conferences with help form the Agape Fund and where they came from.
|Year||Conference location||Number of People||Home countries|
|2001||Obwoch, Poland||4||Slovakia, Russian Federation, Czech Republic and Poland|
|2002||Basel / Leuenberg, Switzerland||5||Russian Federation and Slovakia|
|2003||Heemskerk, The Netherlands||2||Russian Federation and Slovakia|
|2004||Stockholm, Sweden||6||Latvia (2), Slovakia, Russian Federation, Serbia (1) and Moldova|
|2005||Oslo, Norway||2||Romania and Latvia|
|2006||Riga, Latvia||2||Serbia and Slovakia|
|2008||St. Albans, United Kingdom||4||Armenia, Latvia, Serbia and Moldova|
|2009||Järvenpää / Helsinki, Finland||5||Armenia, Latvia, Moldova and Russian Federation|
|2010||Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain||2||Russian Federation and Ukraïne|
|2012||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||18||Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Ukraine|
|2013||Zug, Switzerland||16||Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation|