9th Meeting Program in English

9th Meeting Program in English

Swiss Council Meeting 2023

EUGM Programme 3. and 4. Feb 24 Wildhaus

9th meeting of the Council of European Grandmothers in Wildhaus on the topic of “Light”

The first days of February have been special days since time immemorial: the daylight is clearly perceptible, the hours of sunshine are increasing. Life in nature is slowly waking up, winter will soon be over.
In the Celtic tradition this time is called Imbolc when they Celebrate the Return of Brigid, the Goddess of Light. The Christian culture knows these days as Candlemas – candles are blessed that will accompany you through the year.

After our internal work on the “Light” from February 1st to 3rd we open the circle to everyone, women and men, young and old!
Translation is provided.


Meeting point: Cost: Registration:



3 February 24: Peace Fire

8 p.m. to approx. 9 p.m.
parking lot at Schönenbodensee, 9658 Wildhaus; from there it’s a short walk
requested before January 15th
by mail info@councileugrandmothers.eu or website www.councileugrandmothers.eu

4 February 24:

09.15 to 09.45 09.45 to 10.30

10.30 to 10.45 10.45 to 12.00

12.30 to 13.45 14.00 to 15.15

15.15 to 15.30 15.30 to 16.15 16.15 to 17.15

Lectures and exchange

Welcome and introduction of the Council of European Grandmothers

“Being born into the Light”; Elisabeth Wille, Irene Keller Gubler The importance of the first 1000 days of a person’s life
Loss of twins – personal experience from the prenatal period
Potential of us grandparents during this time

“Why love is stronger than violence”; Christa Dregger

Away from world events, even in crisis areas, communities and villages of the future are emerging And living a reality of peace that is (still) a utopia globally. Christa will show us the healing effect Of the ‘peace research community of Tamera’ and the alliance ‘Defend the Sacred’ with their non- Violent and spiritually holistic life models. A new culture is becoming visible here.

Questions and exchange

Dinner together in the nearby restaurant “Alpstein”
Costs: 27 CHF (salad buffet, spaghetti or rice with various sauces, coffee / tea)

“Why we need the KlimaSeniorinnen”; Rosmarie Wydler
The association KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz with over 2500 members is suing the federal Government because the Seniors are particularly affected by global warming. Our complaint was Rejected by all instances in Switzerland. That’s why we went to the European Court of Justice For Human Rights. Their verdict will have repercussions for the whole of Europe.
Questions and exchange

“Two Nordic Stories relating to the Light”; Beate Heide, Sami

Questions, exchange and conclusion

How to get there: by post bus: “Wildhaus Dorf” stop, from there it’s a 5-minute walk

by car: large parking lot «Chuchitobel» Costs: voluntary collection

Registration: absolutely necessary for organizational reasons before January 15th
by mail info@councileugrandmothers.eu or website www.councileugrandmothers.eu