Developing confirmation work after the COVID-19 pandemic…

Registration for the international conference is now open!
Cordial invitation to the international conference on the third confirmation work study in Europe, which will take place from March 4-5, 2024 at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

The third European study on confirmation work took place in the confirmation year 2021/2022. Conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the study examined how confirmation work can succeed. The study focuses the perceptions of the young people but also includes perspectives of full-time and voluntary workers. Additionally, the changed conditions of confirmation work are explored. Three innovative topics are specifically highlighted: developing confirmation work through digital feedback, potentials and limitations of digital media and questions of teaching and learning in confirmation work.
In the conference the results of the study are presented and discussed. In the joint exchange, challenges and perspectives for the development of confirmation work after the pandemic are discussed with insights from the nine countries involved.
The conference aims at experts in church and academia who are professionally involved with confirmation work and who are interested in understanding and improving this core offer of Protestant churches.
Please register by January 31, 2024 at the latest under the following link:
The participation is free of charge. Please book travel and hotel independently at your own expense.
The conference program, further information about the conference organisation and hotels can be found in the flyer linked here.

Former conferences and dates

  • Throughout 2023: Tutorials and Introduction into i-konf, e.g. during the “Kirchentag” in Germany (07.-11. June 2023, Nürnberg/Germany) (details here)
  • 22-24 May 2023: international consultation / 24 May 2023: Conference with Hungarian experts; Budapest / Hungary (details here)
  • November 2023: Presentation of German results (details here)
  • Spring 2024: International presentation of all results (details will follow)