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24. December 2016

COMECE wishes you a Blessed Christmas !

22. December 2016

Dublin IV Reform: insufficient progress

Webnews 22/12/2016

The reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) proposed by the EU Commission, despite some positive developments, does not implement the expected higher protection standards in what should be a fair asylum system. This is the assessment formulated by COMECE together with Christian Churches and organisations working in the area of migration & asylum in a response submitted to the EU Commission and the EU Parliament on 21 December.

20. December 2016

Cardinal Marx on the Berlin attack

COMECE Press 20/12/2016

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the President of COMECE and of the German Bishops' Conference, expresses his compassion for the victims and calls for unity after yesterday's act of violence against the Christmas market in Berlin (19 December 2016).

12. December 2016

European Bishops call for an integrated approach to combat poverty

COMECE Press 12/12/2016

The Catholic Church in Europe is particularly involved in the fight against poverty. Convinced of the urgent need for an integrated approach at European level, COMECE puts forward a series of proposals.

07. December 2016

Youth Unemployment: ‘Church plays vital role’, say MEP and EU Commission

Webnews 07/12/2016

40 participants took part in a COMECE-Don Bosco international debate on Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe – A Catholic Church’s Perspective. Mgr. Adrianus van Luyn, representatives from EU institutions and the European Youth Forum discussed with Iván Toscano, expert on Vocational Education and Training at Don Bosco (Italy), the effectiveness of the EU instruments to tackle youth unemployment.

06. December 2016

Evening debate: Tackling Youth Unemployment in Europe

COMECE Event 06/12/2016

Youth Guarantee and the Employment Initiative contributed to the decrease of the youth unemployment rate of 1.4 million people since 2013. But to what extent has the Youth Guarantee helped the young long-term unemployed to find a job?

02. December 2016

What are the priorities for funding peace-building in 2017 ?

Webnews 02/12/2016

COMECE participated in a consultation of the civil society with the EU Commission organised by The European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, a platform of NGOs on the 2017 programming of the EU financial Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace. The discussion mainly focused on preventing violent extremism, strengthening the role of civil society in the security sector and the importance of peace education.

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