CLC in Europe
Cooperation among National CLC Communities in Europe led to the feeling of the need for a stable structure to enable CLC National Communities to face common situations using our common European reality. This European structure was set up in the 1960s
Delegates from CLC European National communities meet in the European Assembly held every five years. The European Assembly serves as a means to ensure a continuous growth process within the European CLC context. It also deals with matters related to internal and external aspects of European CLC such as the definition of European CLC common activities, guidelines evaluations etc.
During the European Assembly the Euroteam is chosen. This is a discernment and service community called to assist the European National Communities, in cooperation with the CLC World Executive Community. The Euroteam organises, co-ordinates activities of interest to European CLC members. It also helps to communicate and support CLC activities in Europe. The current Euroteam is made up of Evelyne Maloret, from CLC England & Wales (co-ordinator), Inge Höpfl (Germany), Marina Villa (Italy) and Saviour Borg (Malta). The Euroteam also has a Guide who is currently Fr. Pierre Meyers sj from Luxembourg. The Euroteam meets about three times a year.
The CLC National communities appoint a Eurolink to be their contact person at European level. The EuroTeam calls a meeting for the Eurolinks at least once every two years. The last meeting was in Rome, in October 2007. The next meeting will be held from 4 to 7 November 2010 in Hungary.