SYNDESMOS, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, is a federation of Orthodox youth movements and theological schools around the world, working under the blessing of all the local canonical Churches, to serve the Church, Her unity, witness and renewal.
The aim of SYNDESMOS is to develop cooperation and communication among Orthodox youth movements and theological schools around the world, and to promote within them a deeper understanding and vision of their common faith.
Founded in 1953, the history of SYNDESMOS has been one of dynamic initiative in the life of the Church. Since the beginning, youth and Orthodox unity has been central to its activities.
SYNDESMOS' original aims remain its present challenges, as it seeks to respond to the needs of young people in the Church, and revives its commitment to witness to the Gospel in the 21st century.