With 37 affiliated movements, some almost 100 years old and others very new, Europe is a diverse region. A recent survey found that very few movements were regularly seeing students come to know Christ. It was an indication of the widespread spiritual decline Europe has witnessed in this generation. In response, IFES national movements are working together to support one another in evangelism, by sharing resources, experience and training evangelists. And IFES InterAction, a 1-2 year volunteer program, also recruits, trains, and sends cross-cultural workers for student ministry around Europe.

The region is in a time of significant change. Conversations surrounding sexuality, mental health, immigration and freedom of speech have spread across campuses throughout the continent. IFES national movements are seeking to equip their students and graduates to engage in these conversations with cultural sensitivity and a biblical worldview.

Key Events around Europe

· 5-11 August Formación (students), Bulgaria
· 22-29 September Lausanne Congress (invitees only), Seoul, South Korea
· 24-28 October FEUER conference (Thessaloniki, Greece)
· 11-14 November International Student Ministry (ISM) network gathering, Torino, Italy
· 11-15 November Young Staff Network (YSN), Bischofsheim, Germany
· 13-17 January 2025 European Staff Consultation, Poland
· 16-23 August 2025 European Student Evangelism Conference, Riga, Latvia

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Europe Snapshots

  • 19.6
    million tertiary students
  • 200+
    mission weeks in 2019
  • 5
    Pioneering movements
  • 37
    Affiliated movements

Regional Staff Team

  • Francina de PaterAssociate Regional Secretary
  • Christian PichlerAssociate Regional Secretary
  • Craig WeyrensAssociate Regional Secretary
  • Danielle SmithCommunications Officer
  • Lorna MooreRegional Team Administrator and PA to Regional Secretary