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About AYC22

About AYC22

About AYC

Adventist youth throughout Europe will once again have the opportunity to meet in Lahti, Finland for the European Adventist Youth Congress (AYC22) from 2 to 6 August, 2022.


Youth congresses have a long history in our European territory. The first youth congress took place in Chemnitz, Germany in 1928.


Since then, times have changed, realities have changed, but one thing remains the same: the spirit of joy and community we experience when we come together as a family.

AYC is the perfect place to connect with other young Christians, to share and celebrate our faith together, to be strengthened and motivated in our personal spiritual journey, to be challenged to make a real impact in our communities and surroundings.


For 2022, we are putting a lot of love and care, with the help of our God, into creating a life-changing experience for you at AYC22. We hope and pray that:

  • you feel at home, and you have such a great time that you share your experience with others.
  • you feel we listen to you and empower you.
  • you have the freedom to shape the congress of your dreams with the different options we offer for you.
  • you are inspired, motivated and challenged to get involved in your local church, to make a significant difference in your world.


If you are still wondering if AYC22 is going to be worth it, here are some testimonials from our last congress in Valencia, Spain (2017).


Thank you, the experience was amazing. Impacted my life.

AYC17 participant


Great work! I don't have enough words... awesome!

AYC17 participant


Thanks for this life changing program.

AYC17 participant


The Congress meant more than you can imagine… Thanks God for the congress, songs, friends, etc. I hope one day we can repeat this experience… God bless you!!!

AYC17 participant


My faith was refreshed and I'm really thankful for that.

AYC17 participant

About Finland

AYC22 does not only offer us the opportunity to gather together with other Christians, but it also allows us to discover new countries and cultures. AYC22 is also a great time to explore Finland.

You probably already think of Finland as a country of
nature and wilderness, of winter and snow, of
quietness, honesty and straightforwardness.


But did you know the following facts about Finland?

There are 3.2 million saunas in Finland (compared to the population of 5.5 million).
Finland holds world championships for mosquito catching.
Angry birds and Santa Claus both originate from Finland.
There are about 168,000 lakes in Finland.
If you are curious for more, check out these 100 Fun facts on Finland

About the organisers

The Inter-European Division (EUD) and the Trans-European Division (TED) are part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which has more than 78,800 churches and more than 18.7 million members worldwide.


The EUD and TED organise a European Adventist Youth Congress every 4 years.

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