International Research on Confirmation Work

  • Schweitzer, Friedrich (Project manager)
  • Ilg, Wolfgang (Participant)
  • Simojoki, Henrik (Participant)
  • Lagger, Dagmar (Participant)
  • Christensen, Leise (Participant)
  • Innanen, Tapani (Participant)
  • Tervo-Niemelä, Kati (Participant)
  • Porkka, Jouko (Participant)
  • Hoeg, Ida Marie (Participant)
  • Krupka, Bernd (Participant)
  • Pettersson, Per (Participant)
  • Schlag, Thomas (Participant)


The network studied confirmation work of protestant churches in seven countries in Northern and Central Europe (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germnay, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland). The final report is "Confirmation Work in Europe: Empirical Results, Experiences and Challenges. A Comparative Study in Seven Countries." 2010. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus.
Effective start/end date15/03/200727/02/2010


  • 614 Theology
  • Religious Education
  • Confirmation work
  • Youth and religion
  • Relgious change
  • Civil society
  • Church work
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Religious Education