Europa-Jugendtag 2009

Neuapostolische Kirche - 21. bis 24. Mai 2009 in Düsseldorf

News added 01/24/2009

Allocation of sleeping areas starts on 1st February

Helmut Manthey, PG Accomodation

Starting directly after the official registration closing date of 31st January 2009 the project group responsible for accommodation is allocating the sleeping arrangements in the exhibition centre halls and private accommodation for the groups and participants who have registered. In the complete Ruhr district, over 6,000 sleeping places have been made available with New Apostolic families, their friends and in churches. 20,000 youth will be accommodated at the exhibition centre.

“The fine distribution in 18 supervisory districts will firstly be made”, explained Helmut Manthey, leader of the accommodation project group. Those groups who arrive by car or by bus, and who are therefore mobile, will have the best chance to receive accommodation in private houses or in churches.

Where will I sleep?

Certainly, everyone would like to know as soon as possible where they are going to sleep. However Manthey asks for understanding that the information for guests and hosts will not follow until the second half of April. “Even when we diligently work internally on the distribution and make reservations, we must take into account that alterations will occur to the registered groups in the coming weeks and that, therefore, numerous planning changes must be made”, continued Helmut Manthey.

The participants’ passes will be sent to the group leaders at the end of April. Then each participant will know where he will be sleeping: privately with families, in small groups in New Apostolic churches or in gymnasia – these are the sleeping areas which are available in the local districts.

20,000 are in the midst

All other participants will go to one of the seven youth camp sites directly at the exhibition grounds. “A giant jamboree, with 2,000 or 3,000 youth all sleeping in the one hall, and 20,000 outside in tents, all taking showers. One is somehow always in the midst”, said Helmut Manthey joyfully.

The organisers recommend, for those who preferably seek a place of refuge, the caravan centre. It is easily reached by foot and will not incur any extra cost. All one has to do is to bring a caravan or camper van. Currently over 500 camping spaces are available for caravans.

Reservations for camping spaces must be made in the participation registration in the area “Arrival and mobility” of the registration form. Questions concerning the caravan centre may be addressed by e-mail to C a r a v a n C e n t e r . E J O S @ e j t 2 0 0 9 . e u.