Technical setup for the 24th International Congress Renovabis
The Renovabis International Congress offers live streams of all plenary sessions and digital participation opportunities for online participants.
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International Congress Renovabis

For many years, the International Congress Renovabis has served the dialogue between East and West. In 2022, it will take place on 31 August/1 September as a hybrid event in Munich and online on the topic of „labour migration“.

About the Congress

The Renovabis International Congress, which has been held annually since 1997, serves to inform and discuss important developments in church and society in Central and Eastern Europe, but also takes up topics of pan-European importance. With the participation of numerous guests from all parts of Europe, the congress has developed into an important forum for dialogue between East and West.

26th International Congress Renovabis 2022: „Departure for a better Life? The Challenge of fair Labour Migration“

This year's International Congress Renovabis will take place on 31 August/1 September 2022 at the Munich School of Philosophy in presence and online. One of the side effects of the Corona pandemic in Germany and other countries in Western Europe was that the often precarious situation of workers from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe became the focus of public attention. Pictures of meat factories and inhumane accommodation went through the press, further reports dealt with harvest workers from Romania or Poland, and it also became clear that many care workers from Eastern Europe work around the clock for dumping wages. Clearly, Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe is being used as a cheap labour reservoir to fill gaps in the economic and social sectors of Western Europe. However, a closer look reveals that the picture also has other facets. Many labour migrants financially support their families at home and thus contribute to improving living conditions there; many also return home permanently. There are also examples of balanced working conditions through agreements between the host and home countries, with church institutions such as Caritas acting as role models.

Labour migration must therefore be viewed from several sides – it is not only to be seen negatively, but can even develop into a win-win situation. This year's congress, with the title „Departure for a better Life? The Challenge of Fair Labour Migration“, will approach the phenomenon with lectures, discussion rounds, working groups and visits to hotspots of labour migration in Munich. It is planned that the congress will be held as a face-to-face event with about 200 participants; online participation will also be possible.

Programme and organisational Information (PDF, 718 kB)

Programm und organisatorische Hinweise zum 26. Internationalen Kongress Renovabis (31. August - 1. September 2022 in München und online)

Programme and organisational Information (PDF, 718 kB)

Programme and organisational information for the 26th Renovabis International Congress (31 August - 1 September 2022 in Munich and online)

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24th International Congress Renovabis

The International Congress Renovabis has served the dialogue between East and West for many years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was held as an online conference for the first time in 2020, and its content also focused on the effects of the Corona crisis on church and society in Eastern Europe.
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Review

24th International Congress Renovabis

The International Congress Renovabis has served the dialogue between East and West for many years. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was held as an online conference for the first time in 2020, and its content also focused on the effects of the Corona crisis on church and society in Eastern Europe.
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Background

International Congress Renovabis

The International Congress Renovabis is a 2-3 day long conference event with participants from all over Europe. It serves to inform and discuss important developments in church and society in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
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Content created: 24.10.2017, last modified: 29.08.2022

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