At the core of the International Encounter of ECYD Team Leaders is the desire to forge in the hearts of every participant a renewed love for who they are as apostles and for who they represent, Jesus Christ. That is why the theme for the encounter is “Be His Apostle!“.

This desire will hopefully become a reality through this unique international and profound ECYD experience lived through the heart of team leaders from around the globe and from different walks of life. Hence the gospel phrase, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19).

It is a weeklong encounter centered around a deep experience of friendship with Christ and among themselves. This encounter has been planned with many dynamic activities that encompass the essential elements of ECYD life, but through the perspective of a team leader: prayer, formation, team life, accompaniment, and apostolate.

All of this and more will take place right at the heart of the Catholic Church in Rome, Italy!


Any ECYD team leader from around the world who is at least 16 years old
and has been a team leader for at least one year.
It is highly suggested that the team leader participates through an organized group based on the city or country where they are coming from. Contact your local ECYD director for more information.

“We can ask: What keeps us united? Why are we united? What prompts us to encounter each other? The certainty of knowing that we have been loved with a profound love that we neither can nor want to keep quiet about a love that challenges us to respond in the same way: with love.

It is the love of Christ that urges us on.”

– Pope Francis, Opening Speech at the 2019 World Youth Day in Panama


Pricing and registration information

Method of Payment

  • The base price for each participant is at 470€ and is done through a secure online payment service (we use the system of Stripe).
  • However, the price may vary for each country depending on the need for a group to cover the costs of an accompanying adult (for minors). We therefore ask that interested participants contact their ECYD territorial coordinator for the exact pricing of their country. 

Method of registration

  • The registration and payment period will be from April 29 to May 20, 2019
  • The registration is a two-step process:
    • Step 1: Each interested participant should contact their ECYD territorial coordinator for a preliminary registration (done by the coordinators themselves).
    • Step 2: Once registered by the ECYD territorial coordinator, the participant will receive an email confirmation with a link to the official registration form and payment link which he/she must complete (parents must complete the form if the participant is a minor)

The ECYD Territorial Coordinators are the following:

For more information, please contact us at ecydinternacional@gmail.com

Links to forms, materials, information, etc.

Online registration forms:

Online payments: 


Our safe environment policy and code of conduct:

Travel information

All participants will be staying at:

Pontifical College Maria Mater Ecclesiae (PCIMME)
Largo Girolamo Minervini, 00165 Roma RM
Tel: 06 665261

Check-in should be by the afternoon/evening of the 28th of December and check-out is on the 6th of January.

Please plan your itinerary to come into either Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport in Rome. Each group is in-charge of organizing their transportation to and from the PCIMME upon arrival and for departure to the airport. From the airport there are various transportation services available.

Chaperone information

In observance of the requirements of our safe environment policy, we have established the following guidelines:

Event Directive Team:

  • The directive team is composed of 14 adults (7 Legionaries of Christ and 7 Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi).
  • The team will be in-charge of the different activities and logistical needs throughout the encounter, accompanying the groups throughout its duration.

Accompanying adults (chaperones):

  • As it is an event in which the participants are of mixed ages, we are making sure that each group of 10 participants has an assigned adult (whether it be a Legionary, Consecrated member of Regnum Christi, or lay person) who has fulfilled the established requirements of our code of conduct.

Travel and participation permissions:

  • Each participating minor must have the necessary permissions to travel alone according to the laws established by their country.
  • He/She must also bring with them the participation permission form signed by their parents (the form will be sent to the participant upon registration).

Contact information

ECYD team leaders interested in participating may contact their local ECYD director for more information

All other inquiries may be sent to the ECYD International team at ecydinternacional@gmail.com


– Mt. 28:19 –