Monday 29. May 2017
Migration & Asylum

Migration and asylum are human rights issues. Frequently, individuals and families leave their places of origin or residence seeking an improvement in their living conditions or simply fleeing violence or war. The current scale of the phenomenon at the EU borders is worrying, as are the tragedies and deaths that result from the desperation of migrants, many of them victims of criminal activities of smugglers and traffickers. Integration of migrants and asylum seekers is also a challenge. The COMECE Secretariat works for the rights of migrants, refugees and hosting societies to be harmonised and respected in the EU for the sake of the common good in the Christian spirit of welcoming the stranger. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Working Group on Migration and Asylum.

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23. May 2017

COMECE debates on the challenge of integration

Webnews, 23/05/2017

In cooperation with the Centre for Catholic Social Science (KSZ), COMECE held on 18 and 19 May its social-ethical talks in Mönchengladbach/Germany. At the two-day meeting, about 80 scholars, politicians and representatives of the Church and its organisations exchanged their views on the topic of "Integration as a challenge - Living together in Europe".

23. May 2017

Conference: Addressing Migration at its roots causes

Lunch Debate, 30/05/2017

What are the roots causes of migration and how can the EU help improving the prospects of Africa's youth? During the lunch debate, MEP Michael Gahler and Jean-Louis Ville will discuss the current EU initiatives in the framework of the Valletta Action Plan and assess what Europe can do further to address the push factors of migration.

18. May 2017

The challenge of integration - Living Together in Europe

Event 18/05/2017

This year's social-ethical talks will be held on 18 and 19 May 2017. The theme of the joint meeting of KSZ and COMECE is "The challenge of integration - Living Together in Europe". Since 2011, KSZ and COMECE have been jointly organising the Mönchengladbach (Germany) social-ethical talks with their orientation on European policies.

 

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José-Luis Bazán

Legal advisor for Migration and Asylum and Religious Freedom Secretary of the COMECE Working...
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