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  • Opening remarks
    International President Jung-Yul Choi
  • Keynote Speaker on the Environment     
  • LCIF, Lions of Europe Supporting Lions of the WORLD
    LCIF Chairperson, Gudrun Yngvadottir
  • LCIF: Lions of the World Supporting Lions in EUROPE        
  • Special Olympics 
  • Diversity and Social inclusion
    How to include all club members in our activities and unite the club
  • The Future of Lionism in Europe
    We are different in many ways – but united in Service
Lunch Break (30 min) with music from former European music contests Thomas Kuti
  • The Story of a Membership Initiative and the North American pilot programme                  
  • How to form a Specialty Club and examples in Europe
  • Next Generation: how to recruit and manage younger members
  • The importance of becoming a Mentor in Lionism
  • Global Action Team:
    What have been the GAT service success stories in Europe noting those Environmental service projects with fundraising opportunities
  • Youth and what tomorrow brings
  • Developing Leadership
    A pilot study to identify potential future leaders, employ active mentoring, fast tracking leadership training and obtaining diversity of experience at club, district and beyond.
  • Leos, Leo-Lions working with Lions together describing:

    • Perspective of young people towards Lions Club

    • The on-going changes required to attract Young People into your club

    • Leo-Lion Membership: What's that all about? 

  • How to promote and increase visibility of our clubs and activities on the social media

  • How to rejuvenate your club                                          

  • United Service provided by the collaboration of Leos and Lions across Diverse Nations

  • Brief presentation of the EF21 Program and Social Events

  • Closing remarks from Douglas Alexander, First Vice President of Lions Clubs International

The Future of Lionism in Europe – Different and United in Service

Our theme relates to the challenging times we are in right now. During this unique symposium you can expect many sessions with interesting topics, not just for our Lions and Leo leaders but for all club members. For your convenience we will have all sessions translated (subtitles) in 4 languages (English, German, French and Italian).

Please visit the program page and find your preferred sessions. Top presenters from around Europe and Lions leaders from around the world are sharing their experience and knowledge with you. During the sessions you will be able to life chat with the speakers. 

We will have musical contributions from former participants of our European Lions Music Contest Thomas Kuti, a platform where young musicians can perform for a wide audience.

Lions want to have fun!

After the symposium we will hold a Virtual Wine party! Join us, bring your own preferred glass of wine, white or red or rosé – it does not matter. Very well-known wine experts from several European countries who are also Lions will talk about their favourites, you certainly want to be there.

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Lions of Europe Present:


LIONS Virtual


October 3, 2020 10:00AM CEST


The Future of Lionism in Europe -

Different and United in Service


Win the Lions Environmental Service Challenge award!

As Service is our core, we will have a challenge; Join us in this Lions Environmental Service Challenge in the second week of September.

We want to challenge all European Lions Clubs and Leo Clubs to realize an Environmental Service Project for their community on the weekend of September 19 to 20, 2020. Plant a tree, clean a park, collect old phones, pick up plastic, etc. to support one of our major global causes: Environment.



There is much more for European Lions and Leos about Service:

We want to challenge all European Lions clubs and Leo clubs ...

  1. ... to publish pictures and/or videos of Environmental Service Projects on our special Facebook group European Lions Virtual Symposium Service Challenge or send us an email through the Symposium web page and we will contact you.

  2. ... to make a donation during the free registration to the Symposium. We will use all available donations after the Symposium for European Environmental Projects. Each and every Lions Club or Leo Club in Europe will be able to apply for a grant out of this Fund for an Environmental Service Project.
    Any surplus resulting from the voluntary contribution of MD and District, deducted the cost of the event, will be added to the Fund for the European Environmental Projects, where all European Clubs can apply for a grant, to increase the impact of club services. After the closure of the Symposium, all Clubs in Europe will be entitled to apply for a grant.

The European Lions Environmental Grant 2020
Now open for applications, deadline by December 31st, 2020.
Donate here to the serivce challenge
keynote & guest SPEAKERS
Dr. Jung-Yul Choi
International President
Gudrun Yngvadottir
Immediate Past International President, LCIF Chairperson
Prof. Dr Antje Boetius
Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Registration is open. Please fill in the form below. 
Voluntary Donation for Environmental Project

We want to challenge all European Lions to make a donation during the free registration to the Symposium. We will use all available donations after the Symposium for European Environmental Projects. Each and every Lions Club or Leo Club in Europe will be able to apply for a grant out of this Fund for an Environmental Service Project.

Registration & Voluntary Donation

Your personal data (first name, last name, e-mail address) will be sent to our partner, software provider, «VConference, Tuscon, Arizona 85710» in the US solely for access control to the event.

organizing committee


Past International President Gudrun Yngvadottir, Iceland

Symposium Coordinator

Past International Director Sandro Castellana, Italy

Marketing Group

- Past International Director Elisabeth Haderer, The Netherlands, Chairperson

- International Director Nicole Miquel-Belaud, France

- International Director Walter Zemrosser, Austria

- Past District Governor Marinus Zwart, The Netherlands

Technical Working Group

- Past Council Chairman Alberto Soci, Italy, Chairperson

- International Director Bent Jespersen, Denmark

- International Director Daniel Isenrich, Germany

- Lion Antti Forsell, Finland

Program Working Group

- International Director Geoff Leeder, British Isles, Chairperson

- Past District Governor Märt Viileberg, Estonia

- Past District Governor Darko Ćuruvija, Croatia

- Past District Governor George Savvides, Greece

Finance Working Group

- Past Council Chairperson Peter Brandenburg, The Netherlands, Chairperson

- Past International Director Regina Risken, Germany

- Past International Director William Galligani, France

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