European Meeting in Ljubljana 2023/2024

At the end of every year several thousands of young adults from various countries and denominations gather for five days in a big European city to prayer and to share the life of the local people and Church communitiesThese meetings are organized together by the Taizé Community and local Churches.

After Madrid, Wroclaw, Turin and Rostock, the 46th European Meeting took place from Thursday 28 December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024 in Ljubljana.

Thank you for taking part in the meeting. To see the messages received for the meeting check the Taizé website. To see some photos taken during the meeting take a look at our photo gallery.

28. 12. 2023-1. 1. 2024

What is the European meeting?

The European Meeting is organized by the Taizé Community, in cooperation with the local Churches and with the support of the city of Ljubljana. The participants set out, leaving behind the security and familiarity of their homes,

  • to be welcomed by local people,
  • to get to know and share their life and culture,
  • to seek a meaning to life through prayer, silence and song, personal reflection, and sharing, and
  • to enter together into the new year 2024.

In return, the hosts

  • open their doors,
  • welcome strangers and
  • are willing to share their lives with them for a short time.

This requires mutual trust from everyone and thus, the meeting becomes a sign of how we can live in solidarity and friendship.

Welcome to Ljubljana

We would like to invite you to spend the end of the year 2023 in Ljubljana. The local communities and individuals are already preparing for your visit.

If you are looking for pictures to include in an invitation (flyer, poster, website, …) for the meeting or you simply want to get an impression of Ljubljana, here you are:

The pilgrimage is an important event for those who undertake it, for those who dare to set out and run the risk of failure, but also for those who welcome others, and, by doing so, receive more than they give. Thousands of young pilgrims join thousands of people who agree to open their homes to complete strangers. They share more, far more, than their goods; they share their lives, their beliefs, their hopes.”

- participant of a previous meeting

Event recording notification


The event may be photographed and recorded. By attending, you agree that you may be photographed and/or filmed and that the photograph and/or recording may be published on the websites, other printed material and social media of the event organisers (Taizé and Catholic Youth). The purpose of the filming is to document the activities and to publicise the work and events. For more information about the processing of your personal data and the rights that derive from it, please refer to our Personal Data Protection Policy, published on our website.

© 2023 Taizé Ljubljana

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