The Evangelical Federation (Evangelischer Bund) is a denominational and ecumenical work in Germany. It is the sponsor of the denominational institute in Bensheim in southern Hesse. One of its regional associations is the Evangelical Federation Hesse. It looks beyond the Hessian and German borders and asks what role Protestantism plays in a future Europe. In collaboration with the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe and Zeto, the center of protestant theology in eastern Europe, he organized and financed the conference for young theologians.
The CPCE is the communion of the protestant churches. 94 lutheran, methodist, reformed and united churches from over thirty countries in Europe and South America belong to it. With that the CPCE represents altogether around 50 million Protestants. The CPCE exists thanks to the Leuenberg Agreement of 1973. It concluded: churches are allowed to be different because they appeal to the Gospel as their common basis.
ZETO – the center for protestant Theology in eastern europs stands for different offers of education and training, all characterized by learning in an intercultural diaspora situation: German language course, Bachelor in Protestant Theology, contact studies, guest vicariate, doctoral studies. It works does not stop within the church, but creates an interface between church and society and therefore enters the cultural space.
The ecumenical conference is funded by the European Union as part of the ERASMUS + program.