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.
19. December 2017
On December 6th COMECE participated to “The External Policies of the EU”, an event co-organised with the European Parliament as part of the Dialogue between the EU institutions and representatives of Churches and religious associations and communities.
29. November 2017
COMECE Legal Affairs Commission gathered under the presidency of Mgr. Hoogenboom to discuss the impact on Churches of EU data protection and non-discrimination laws.
27. November 2017
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.