PROGRAM for ECER congress 2014


Conference of European Congress of Ethnic Religions (ECER ),  July 8 – 11, Vilnius (Lithuania).

July 8, Verkiai

9:30 Registration of the participants

10:00 Opening of Conference in Verkiai Palace

  • Welcoming speech by Inija Trinkuniene and Andras Corban
  • Interactive presentations of each participating organization in open circle discussion

11:30 Coffee break

12:00  R. Balkute, N. Laurinkiene movie Premier “Rye harvest and Relicts of Rituals

Dedicated to Mother Earth in Lithuanian Village in XIX century” 13:30 Lunch

14:30 Interactive presentations of each participating organization in open circle discussion (continued)

17:00 Ritual folk group Kulgrinda and kankles player Z. Trinkunaite performance

18:00 Opening ritual in the park

19:00 Dinner

July 9, Lithuanian Parliament

10:00 Press Conference in Lithuanian Parliament

11:00 Welcoming speeches by the members of Lithuanian Parliament

11:10 Presentations by participants

  • Andras Corban
  • Inija Trinkūnienė  “Romuva Path“

11:50 Coffee break

12:00 Presentations by participants (continued)

  • Assoc. prof. dr. Milda Ališauskienė Ancient  Baltic Faith Community in Contemporary Lithuania: Between Historical Memory and Status of Religious Minority
  • Vlasis Rasias „Reclaiming the True European Identity“
  • Georges Val  “Likely common origins of pré-christian religions and the importances of oral transmission in that respect”

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Presentations by participants (continued)

  • Øyvind Arnesen Siljeholm “Our Local Spiritual Folklore – the True Frames of The Future Human Civilization” (Forn Sed Norway)
  • Dainius Razauskas
  • Sofia Kukure “The Attempts to Save the Pre-Christian, Culture in the Eastern Europe During the first Centuries of the Christianization” (Ukrainian pagan community THE GREAT FIRE)

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Presentations by participants (continued)

Latvians Latvijos Dievturiu bendruomenės veiklą 21 amžiaus globalizacijos laiku Andrejs Broks – Latvijos Dievturių bendruomenės valdybos vadovas.

  • Alexander Demoor Falcon, Swan and Horse: The Germanic Traditions of the Low Countries  Belgians
  • Ugnius Lioge

16:00 Break

17:00 Excursion in pagan places of Vilnius.

19:00 Ritual at Ragutis offering stone.

19:30 Free evening

July 10, Vilnius – Dvarciskiai – Moletai – Vilnius

9:00-22:00 Excursion. Going to Romuva temple in Dvarciskiai, than going to Kulionys, in where J. Vaiskunas will introduce ancient calendar to participants

and we will discuss about developing a plan of action to realize the goals and the mission of the ECER.

July 11, Vilnius, Dukstos, Kernave, Trakai

10:00-17:00 Visiting ancient capital cities of Pagan Lithuania. Ritual on Karmazinai sacred hill.

18:00 dinner at “Leiciai”

Remarks:  The conference fee – 40 EU. Organizers kindly ask each participant to wear ritual clothes and bring special offerings and drinks for fire rituals and Mother Earth.