Saturday 23. October 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.

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.

11. October 2021

“Freedom cannot be taken for granted” - The President of COMECE pays tribute to the Peaceful Revolution on his visit to Saxony

Press Release, 11/10/2021

As his visit to Plauen and Dresden comes today to an end, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, as President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU, pays tribute to the start of the Peaceful Revolution in Saxony 32 years ago.

16. July 2021

Slovenian EU Presidency: Churches meet with Ambassador Jarc

Press Release, 16/07/2021

An ecumenical delegation of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) participated in an online meeting on 15 July 2021 with Mr. Iztok Jarc, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the European Union, exchanging on the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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