Intercultural Dialogue & Education
Every human being has the right to education that corresponds with his capabilities and skills. This enables him to participate in society and to contribute to its life in accordance with his talents. This fundamental right is affirmed in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. In dialogue with the EU COMECE offers the experience of the Church who runs a wide range of institutions of formal and non-formal education. Increasing plurality and global migration movements raises the importance of intercultural dialogue in our society. In her contributions to this topic COMECE underlines the importance of «intercultural competence», of tolerance, openness and of mutual respect in a context of different cultures and traditions.
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09. September 2021
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conference of the European Union (COMECE) releases on Thursday 9 September the final report of its Catholic Youth Convention on the Future of Europe, held online last June with the participation of over 100 young Catholics from all EU Member States. The report contains concrete policy proposals and suggestions to address today’s most urgent issues in Europe. Cardinal Hollerich: “Full trust in young people”.
24. August 2021
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) participated in the design phase of the European Commission’s initiative New European Bauhaus, highlighting the valuable convergence of the Encyclical letter Laudato Si’ and the work of Churches with the objectives of the initiative.
16. July 2021
Press Release, 16/07/2021
An ecumenical delegation of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) participated in an online meeting on 15 July 2021 with Mr. Iztok Jarc, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the European Union, exchanging on the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.