FIMCAP Europe Statement: Helping together the children and young people who were forced to flee from war, persecution and hunger:
A lot of people among them many families and unaccompanied children expelled from their homes by war, persecution and hunger have embarked on long and difficult journeys to find refuge in Europe. Motivated by our Christian beliefs and our shared Fimcap values we want to stand in for the protection of the human rights, children’s rights and solidarity with those who flee from war, persecution and hunger.
FIMCAP General Assembly 2010 – Mission Statement on Climate Change:
As FIMCAP we recognises the impact of man-made climate change in the world. Motivated by our Christian values and seeing men and women as co-creators and shepherds of creation, we call therefore for immediate and decisive climate action.
FIMCAP General Assembly 2013 – Mission Statement on Children’s Rights:
FIMCAP as Catholic, intercontinental, and umbrella organisation for children, youth and young adults advocates for the participation and inclusion of all children in Church and society. Therefore, we want to empower children to know its rights, as defined by the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC).
FIMCAP statement – Declaration on enhancing mobility of young people:
We as FIMCAP have acknowledged the importance of international mobility and exchange among young people. Yet, we have been confronted more and more often with difficulties and barriers due to visa issues. Difficult visa procedures and requirements jeopardize the participation of young people in our working structures and activities, such as the General Assembly, World Camp and international and intercontinental exchanges. Therefore, we call for measures enhancing the mobility of young people.
FIMCAP World Camp 2018 – Responsible consumption and SDGs:
In summer 2018, FIMCAP organised a three-week World Camp around SDG 12 with participants from 17 countries, held in the Philippines. The first week focused on introducing and talking about what the SDGs are, with many hands-on activities. In the following weeks, participants worked on projects related to a wide range of topics like food, agriculture and oceans. Eventually, they tried to come up with ways to implement what they learned in the regions they were from. Some participants made banks of good practices, while others created games. For European participants, the World Camp included additional preparation and follow-up seminars.