Sunday 28. November 2021
Dialogue with EU Institutions

Dialogue between the EU institutions and Churches and religious communities or associations is based on Article 17(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. This Dialogue is founded on the recognition of the identity and specific contribution of the aforesaid actors. Dialogue ex Article 17(3) TFEU builds upon consolidated practices which are open to enhancement and strengthening thanks to the legal basis foreseen in EU primary law. The COMECE Secretariat is an active partner of the EU institutions in the Dialogue process and its ongoing implementation.

05. November 2021

Slovenian EU Presidency: European Church delegation meets with Prime Minister Janez Janša

Press Release, 05/11/2021

An ecumenical delegation, representing the Commission Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union of the (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC), met with the Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša on Friday 5 November 2021 in Ljubljana, to discuss the implementation of the Slovenian EU Presidency’s priorities.

29. October 2021

EU Bishops Assembly 2021 - Focus on the Conference of the Future of Europe: “It is vital to work for a Europe with a soul”

Press Release, 29/10/2021

The COMECE Autumn Assembly 2021 was held in Brussels on 27-28 October 2021 with a special focus on the Catholic contribution to the Conference on the Future of Europe and the role of the youth. Cardinal Hollerich: “A Europe with a soul would be able to face challenges with much more impetus.”

21. October 2021
General view of the meeting

2021 COMECE Autumn Assembly: EU Bishops to discuss the contribution of the Catholic Church to the Conference on the Future of Europe

Press Release, 21/10/2021

Delegates of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union will participate in the COMECE Autumn Assembly to be held in a hybrid format on 27-28 October 2021, with the participation of Colin Scicluna, Head of cabinet of the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Democracy and Demography, and Herman Van Rompuy, President emeritus of the European Council. The event will focus on the Conference on the Future of Europe and will include an exchange with young people.

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