ECPCC 2022 – Hungary, Balatonszárszó (Application)

Based on the decision of the National Organizing Committee, in consultation with the ECPCC Presidency ECPCC Hungary – Imago Dei – being present in the Presence was postponed to 21-25 September, 2022 at Balatonszárszó. We are pleased to announce that application is open to ECPCC Hungary 2022.

We are looking forward to seeing participants from Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Finnland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Ghana, Bangladesh, Belgium, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Hungary in September. 

Theme and agenda of the conference

The professional part of the conference will take three days with three main speakers, reviews and several workshops that will present achievements of scientific research, methodological tools and training practices related to the topics below.

Three days, three main topics:

  1. Spiritual traditions as sources of pastoral care practices 
  2. The importance of the presence of God in pastoral care
  3. Searching for a new balance of psychology and spirituality in pastoral care

Read more about the theme of the conference

Planned conference agenda


The venue, the SDG Family Hotel and Conference Centre is located near the most popular Hungarian holiday location, the lake Balaton. The hotel is an ideal place for our conference, it offers a lovely and quite green environment.

 Location: 8624 Balatonszárszó, Csárda u. 41.

Application, participation fee and payment

The conference is limited to 120 attendees, providing an excellent time for networking. To apply for the conference, please fill out this questionnaire until 31 July, 2022.

Standard participation fee in a double room (per person)495 EUR
Standard participation fee in a single room 555 EUR

The participation fee includes

The participation fee covers admission to the conference, the entire stay in a double or a single bedroom, open buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments, social activities and evening events, a magnificent gala dinner and a study book (‘In the Presence: Studies in the Theory, Training and Practice of Pastoral Counselling’).

The participation fee does NOT include

The price does not include the transportation from your country and back – it must be arranged personally. Airport transport, upon request and for an additional fee, will be provided from the airport and the center of Budapest to the venue.

Financial support

We are aware that depending where you come from (e.g. Eastern Europe), the participation fee might look quite expensive at first and we would like to make sure everyone has the chance to participate. We are able to provide financial help for a limited number of participants. If you feel that the participation fee is too heavy for you, please, briefly describe in the application form your situation and why you apply for financial support. Please, also state how much support you need for the participation. This helps us support those who are in need according to their personal needs.


In order to avoid any risk of unnecessary payments, we work out a payment scheme that is best and safest amidst all uncertainties. The participation fee is paid only when the registration is approved. All the necessary information regarding the bank transfer and further steps will be sent via email. All bank charges and commissions are paid by the participants. Payment on site is not allowed.

Cancel policy and refunds

We hope that everyone who registers for the conference will be able to attend. However, unexpected circumstances may occur. If for some reason you cannot attend the conference once the registration is done the amount will be returned under these conditions:

  1. Any cancellation must be notified in writing to the following email address:
  2. 50% of the participation fee is refunded until 31 August, 2022. 
  3. No refund is possible after 1 September, 2022.

NOTE: In the case of force majeure, such as restrictions derived from Covid-19, the refund will be 90% leaving the remaining 10% to cover expenses derived from registration management.

Solidarity Fund

On the other hand, if you feel you are able to donate, you are more than welcome to do so, thus helping those attendees with a limited financial source or in difficult situations. The Organizing Committee is dedicated to support 5 participants from Ukraine, and aims to cover their cost of stay and travel expenses.

Call for workshops

The ECPCC Hungary 2022 conference calls for workshops that are interactive and linked to the theme of the conference: Pastoral Care and Counselling – Imago Dei – being present in the Presence. Workshops are meant to introduce work methods that can be applied in the practice of pastoral care and counselling. Proposals for workshops can be submitted until 15 June, 2022 by filling out this questionnaire. 

You will receive confirmation that your proposal has been received in 3 days.

Presenters of workshops pay full participation fees.


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Best regards,

the National Organizing Committee