EurECA   Conference   2018

The impact that Christian educators can have within a nation.

10th – 13th  May 2018    (Ascension Weekend)

Put it in your diary now! Download the flyer!

Venue: Vitosha Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Main Speakers:

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Dr Ken Badley currently teaches foundations of education at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. As well as teaching in secondary, undergraduate and graduate settings in Canada and the United States, he has also worked with teachers in Kenya on seven occasions. He serves on the editorial board of the 'New Educational Review' and as book review editor for the 'International Journal of Christianity and Education'. Recent publications include 'Echoes of Insight: Past Perspectives and the Future of Christian Higher Education' (2016, with Patrick Allen), 'Faith and Learning: A Guide for Faculty' (2014, with Patrick Allen), and 'Educational Foundations in Canada', (2014, with Jodi Nickel and Allen Edmonds). Ken lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife, K. Jo-Ann Badley. 

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Professor Dr Detchko Svilenov studied Orthodox theology and medicine. For 36 years he has been working in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in the field of medical research and also at the Medical University of Ulm in Germany. He has written many medical and Christian books: 'Evolution and Creation in the Light of Science', 'Sexuality and Sex - What Does the Bible Say?', 'The Question of God’s Existence', 'Life After Death', 'Health Disease Suffering - Medical and Biblical Aspects', 'Christianity and Islam - Two Completely Different Religions. Where is the Truth?', 'The True God', as well as others. His wife and eldest son are medical doctors, his youngest son is a dentist who lives in the US. In 1994 he founded the Friends of Bulgaria Foundation. After the political changes in 1989, he started printing and distributing children’s bibles and books on Christian ethics in government schools across Bulgaria, to date the total has reached 4 million.

It is our great joy to encourage, network and build faith among those educators who desire to bring change to education in their towns, cities, regions and nations. These two plenary speakers at this conference will provide us with the stimulation so that we can explore the question ‘how do we do this impossible thing?’. With God’s help we shall begin to find some answers.

 

Workshops & Presentations

There will also be further workshops presented by EurECA conference delegates on a variety of topics relevant to Christian educators from all nations. You can download a list of these hereI'm sure you will be encouraged by the teaching and by sharing with other Christian teachers and educators from many countries.

If you would like to give a short presentation about your country, what God is doing there in the area of education and what needs there are, please let us know through the registration form.  We only have a limited time for these presentations, so a committee from the board will look at all the submissions for this.

  

Conference Costs

The total cost of the conference (includes accommodation, meals and conference fees):

  • € 210 for a double room (shared)
  • € 255 for a single room

These are the 'early bird' discount prices for registrations made until 31st March. For registrations from 1st April, the cost will be 20 € more. Being held in a hotel facility, we need to know the number of participants as early as possible, so, we encourage you to register for the Conference before March 31, to take advantage of the special “early bird” rate.

There is the possibility to come earlier and/or to leave later, paying an extra cost. There will be also an additional charge for some of the optional excursions.

 

Register & Payment

You can register online here.

The earlier you register, the easier you make it for us to organize and the more likely you will find a convenient flight. If you need a visa, you must start the process as soon as possible! The registration deadline is 10th April 2018.

If you pay in advance, we'll really appreciate it. The payment can be made as of 1st January 2018.

For payments in Euro:
EurECA, D-79396 Kandern
IBAN: CH21 0023 3233 6779 2941 F
BIC: UBSWCHZH80A (UBS)

For payments in Swiss Francs:
EurECA, D-79396 Kandern
IBAN: CH59 0023 3233 6779 2940 D
BIC: UBSWCHZH80A (UBS)

For payments in UK Sterling Pounds:
UK Bank: NatWest
Sort code: 537011
Account No.: 96579773
or you may send a cheque (payable to ‘EurECA’), please contact Graham Coyle ( graham@riverschool.co.uk ) for this.

 

Funding

EurECA manages the European Support Fund (ESF) to help those who could not otherwise attend. This fund consists mostly of donations by people that ave attended previous conferences and other friends of EurECA. Please do not hesitate to contact us for support. We will collect all requests up to 31st January 2018 and we will let you know soon after that to what extent we can help.
If you can afford it, we invite you to contribute to this fund by adding something to the conference fee.

 

Questions?

Contact the organizing committee: Agnieszka Crozier, Graham Coyle and Liviu Caprar

agnieszka.crozier@proemedu.pl
graham@riverschool.co.uk
liviucaprar@gmail.com

 

Invite a friend & spread the word!

In this section you can download various flyers in PDF format for the conference:

In English, German, French and Bulgarian.

Here you can download a powerpoint presentation about EurECA and the conference here.  We would love for you to help increase the EurECA community of Christian educators.

 

Finally, here is a video with more information about the beautiful country of Bulgaria. (Maybe this will wet your appetite to extend your stay):