Get Involved


Planning committee

We are a group of four women from across Europe: Maryana Varabyova (Belarus), Julia Lersch (Germany), Fiona Buchanan (Scotland), and Carla Maurer (Switzerland, UK). We met at the General Assembly of the EFECW in Loccum in 2010, and as part of a larger network of young women decided to go ahead with the planning of the first European Pop Up Monastery.

Film project

The Pop Up Monastery has received funding from the Methodist Church in Britain to enable Austrian film maker Patricia Marchart ( to accompany and document the project.

This will cover the process leading up to the Pop Up Monastery, in addition to the event itself, and will follow a number of women in their journey.
We will also interview some of the founding members of the EFECW, to show the continuing traditions of the forum as well as the new journeys taking place as younger women come on board. The film will be released in January 2016.