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.
30. October 2017
Since 2014, Pope Francis held major speeches on the European project.
20. October 2017
(Re)Thinking Europe. A Christian contribution to the future of the European Project, the International Conference which will gather in the Vatican, between 27-29 October, hundreds of high-level Church and EU political leaders to contribute to a constructive reflection on the fundamental challenges facing the European project.
06. October 2017
A high level dialogue between Church and political actors organised by COMECE and the Holy See in the Vatican from 27 to 29 October 2017, with the participation of Pope Francis.