PCE Europe Christmas letter 2023-2024

PCE Europe Christmas letter 2023-2024

16 december 2023 door VVCEPC

Leonore Langner, voorzitter van PCE Europe, blikt terug op 2023 en kijkt vooruit wat er op de planken ligt!

Dear Members, 

An eventful and busy 2023 is coming to an end.   

Among other topics the PCE Europe board worked on necessary amendments to our statutes and bylaws, which were accepted during the General Assembly in June.  

The GA also saw a “changing of the guards”, as Allan Turner and Dimitris Portokalis decided to leave the board. Our new colleagues Willow Langdale-Smith, Alex Vallidis and Jonno Ward have started working on their respective roles and already support the board in pushing forward several of our projects. 

Our first onsite European symposium since COVID in Athens, Greece, was a unique opportunity for many of our members to meet their colleagues face to face again. Fully booked, the topic of “Polyphony in a Changing World” was a great success and the extracurricular events such as a visit to the Acropolis Museum or a concert of polyphonic singing were a wonderful opportunity to connect in an informal manner.  

The 2025 symposium will take place in Spain, further information to follow soon!  

In the meantime, the boards of PCE Europe and WAPCEPC are successfully working together to ensure better teamwork on several items, such as collaboration on future events or the possibility for PCE Europe individual members to subscribe to the PCEP Journal.  

Our working groups and committees continue to focus on important topics such as Ethics, Science & Research and Certification. We are also part of several EAP working groups, such as the ETSC, which coordinates pan-European organisations in specialising their core competencies including the Person-Centered Approach.  

In addition, the board is looking for new members to join several of our committees. For further information, please see Committees | PCE Europe (pce-europe.org) 

Finally, you are cordially invited to take part in our monthly online PCE Europe Encounter Group! https://www.pce-europe.org/encounter  

We wish you all a restful holiday season and all the very best indeed for 2024! 

On behalf of the Board of PCE Europe

Leonore Langner
Chair PCE Europe