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The registration process ↑
Similarly to the European Youth Day 2009, registration is organised in the form of groups. This is to reduce organisational effort at the start and later,onsite in Düsseldorf, as far as possible. The process also assures that a contact person is nominated for participating minors.
Each European congregation will have received up to five registration cards. Group leaders can register using the code printed on each respective card. The group leader is then able to add further members to his/her group. The five registration cards which have been sent will allow a maximum of five groups to be formed. Further registration cards can be ordered through the respective Church administration office.
Up to when can I register? ↑
To ensure that groups receive their documents (entry tickets and the Guide) through the post in good time, registration and payment of participants' fees must be completed by the end of March 2019.
It is possible to register for the International Youth Convention as a group (a group may consist of one or more persons) online up to the start of the event. Tickets can also be locally purchased on arrival. However, it must be taken into account, then, that entry controls will be more stringent.
The group leader ↑
Each group will be accommodated together as a group. The group leader must therefore centrally decide with his/her group whether it will sleep in one of the youth camps on the exhibition site or make own arrangements external to the premises. It is therefore not possible for a part of the group to sleep in a hotel and the remainder to sleep in one of the youth camps on the exhibition premises. Another mention is that the group must also arrive together.
Groups are not restricted to maximum number of members and there are no restrictions regarding regional affiliation. Thus, it is possible for one group to be formed from several congregations, or to include friends, associates or family relatives from different regions.
Registering as an individual ↑
Individual registration is to be avoided as far as possible. A person who registers by him/herself is considered to be a group with only one participant. The group then simply consists of the group leader.
An exception is families with young children who wish to register themselves as a group on their own, so that they are not allocated to dormitory space in one of the youth camps. For this purpose, a separate dormitory hall will be set aside, if required. There will also be a separate "women only" area (if required) in the youth camp. Here, the pre-requisite is that the registering group consists only of females. The group leader has the option to select "female dormitory" when registering.
FAQ and guidelines for registration ↑
Questions and answers about registering can be found on a separate page. The list there is being continuously updated:
Details of the registration process and special cases can be found under "Guidelines for registration".
Participation fee ↑
The participation fee for the three day event is 125 euros - which includes overnight accommodation and meals. Payment is possible through the internet website from February 2019.
Forms for downloading ↑
Registration for the International Youth Convention must be made online, through a group leader, in the registration system. Forms are available here for downloading to assist you with the details required on this process. However, it should be noted that all group leaders and group members must first provide their own details themselves online.
There are only a couple of exceptions to this process:
1. Parents will register their under-age children together in a family group.
2. When participants do not have the possibility to register themselves online.
In the latter case they must complete the form for group members (full version), undersign it themselves (or their legal guardian) and give it to the group leader, who will enter the details into the system.
House rules ↑
The International Youth Convention is a major event, with more than 30,00 young people and their supervisors. A warm community spirit is possible if everyone interacts in a considerate and helpful manner. For your guidance the IJT 2019 Düsseldorf has drawn up a list of house rules. On registering, every participant accepts and agrees to the conditions set out in the house rules.
Under-age participants ↑
Minors taking part in the IYC must have an undersigned form of consent from their parents, which must be presented to the legal guardian. The legal guardian will normally be the group leader. However, the group leader may name another fully-aged group member to take on that responsibility. It must be noted that under-age participants may not arrive or be accommodated on their own. Should they be staying with relatives they must be registered through a group leader in Düsseldorf, who will then take on the responsibility as the legal guardian.