COMECE, together with its ecumenical partners and the current EU Presidency, organised in Tallinn the conference “Securitisation of Religious Freedom - Religion and Scope of State Control" on the role of religion and Churches in the European Union.
TheEU Agency for Fundamental Rights(FRA) seems to be willing to mark a new openness to Churches and religious communities, as a wide-rangingexpert meetingwas organised on the nexus between religion and human rights.
COMECE Secretariat expressed its position concerning the chosen topic of "belonging" in the context of the consultation launched by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in view of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018.
The Plenary of the European Parliament has approved the CULT Committee decision to enter into negotiations with the Council and the Commission on the revision of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive. COMECE welcomes this vote and encourages the EU institutions to prioritise child protection in the forthcoming negotiations.