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FIMCAP is an international youth organization. It unites youth organizations from different countries. Most of the member organizations of FIMCAP are Catholic. FIMCAP was founded in 1962.

History

In 1959 youth organizations from France, Belgium and the Netherlands met. They discussed together how they can work together in the future. Based on these discussion they developed a joint plan. Following the plan they met again in Munich in 1960 at a big Catholic meeting. Following these meetings, they decided in 1961 to officially found FIMCAP. In 1976 FIMCAP was also recognized officially by the Vatican.

Activities

  • Every three years, FIMCAP organizes the WorldCamp. WorldCamp is an international youth camp.
  • FIMCAP has its own magazine. It is called LINK Magazine. It is published four times a year.
  • Spiritual activities
  • Common visits on the World Youth Day
  • FIMCAP day on 20 November

Activities in Europe

  • EuroCourse: The Eurocourse is a European training course. It is attended by experienced leaders. It takes place once a year. Each year it is hosted by another European member organisation of FIMCAP.
  • EuroCamp: The EuroCamp is an exchange activity for young leaders.
  • Roundabouts: Roundabouts are exchanges between local groups from different member organisations of FIMCAP Europe.
  • Speeddating seminars: The speeddating seminars are a platform for groups to meet groups from other countries to start exchanges.
  • Visits of international groups to activities of member organizations (e.g. to the national camps of FDF Denmark (see: FDF National Camp), Chiro Flanders and Katholische Jungschar Austria or the Ranfttreffen of Jungwacht Blauring Switzerland)
  • Thematic projects
  • Online campaigns
    • e.g. the online campaign "Vote Youthfully" informing about the 2019 European Parliament election.
  • Cooperation with the European Fellowship

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