“Our hope for Europe: Conference on the Future of Europe” will be held on 7 December 2021, 19:00 – 21:00 (CET) at the Chapel for Europe, Brussels. The event is jointly organised by COMECE, the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and Chapel for Europe.
The event is part of the churches’ contribution to the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe and the discussions will add to the joint COMECE-CEC work relating to the Conference.
Featured speakers include Dubravka Suica, European Commission’s Vice President for Democracy and Demography, Gašper Dovžan, State Secretary at the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Helmut Scholz and Sandro Gozi, Members of the European Parliament.
European Christian citizens will also share their reflections on the theme “What is my hope for Europe?” representing diverse age groups and geographical regions of Europe. Among the contributors will be Mary Killoran from Ireland, Bishop Robert Innes from the Church of England, Renato Cursi, Executive Secretary Don Bosco International and Very Rev. Archimandrite Aimilianos Bogiannou, moderator of the Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the EU (CROCEU).
The conference will be held in hybrid format, although physical participation is possible with the COVIDSafe app and applicable measures.
Participants are invited to take part in the discussion.
The event will be live streamed on the Chapel for Europe YouTube channel. Marie-Laure Denoël, Director of Advocacy at the World Youth Alliance will take care of the online participants and collect their comments.