“One of the causes of the jihadi Salafism development is the lack of alternative proposals by our society” said Br Olivier Poquillon, Secretary general of COMECE, in his intervention to 5th EuropeanCatholic-Orthodox Forum.
COMECE participated to the second edition of the "Fundamental Rights Colloquium", organised on a yearly basis by the European Commission. The topic was "Media Pluralism and Democracy". The COMECE Secretariat had contributed to the relevant consultation with a detailed submission.
COMECE Legal Affairs Commission: data protection‘s impact on Churches
Chaired by Mgr Hoogenboom, COMECE Legal Affairs Commission's second meeting of the year had a fruitful exchange with the EU Commission on the impact of new General Data Protection Regulation on Churches. The meeting especially gathered legal experts from 10 European Bishops‘Conferences.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights convened a Fundamental Rights Forum from 20 - 23 June 2016 under the motto "Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of Values in Today's World". Mgr Hoogenboom, Bishop of Utrecht and Member of COMECE participated in a workshop.