GETI'17 is an initiative for ecumenical education in Europe and worldwide under the patronage of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). The CEC is a fellowship of some 114 churches from all countries of Europe and 40 national councils of churches. CEC was founded in 1959. It seeks to help the European churches to renew their spiritual life, to strengthen their common witness and service and to promote the unity of the Church and peace in the world.
GETI'17 is supported by several European churches, mission bodies and universities through financial aid as well as personell assistance.
The office of GETI'17 resides at the Acadamy of Mission at the University of Hamburg.