The Regional Assembly of Emmaus Europe, held in Brussels in 2009, called to promote exchange with companions. One of the objectives was to better integrate the persons welcomed in the life of the Movement.
Thus, in September 2010 Emmaus Europe and the World Councilors on « Political action and international solidarity » proposed to European companions to meet in Cologne, Germany, for a week of exchanges taking the form of debates. Many topics were discussed including the welcome and integration within a Community, the relations between leaders and companions or the place of the welcomed persons. It was an opportunity to express, share, think about practices and give to the participation of all a European dimension.
The week took place from September 13 to 17, 2010 and was filled with friendly activities giving the opportunity of the twenty companions as well as the present ones to meet!