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17. February 2017

Participation of COMECE in the "Summer School" renewed until 2020

Webnews 17/02/2017

Since 2006, students from all over the world attend the Graz-Seggau International Graz University (Austria), organized by COMECE, the University of Graz and the Diocese of Graz-Seggau. Students and teachers work in an interdisciplinary manner on topical subjects, particularly those related to the European Union and its relations with "the Americas" (Canada, USA, Caribbean and Latin America).

15. February 2017

Europe needs more unity in the respect of social rights

Webnews 15/02/2017

COMECE and Caritas Europa welcome the request of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Thorbjørn Jagland to include the Council of Europe's European Social Charter in the EU proposal of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It is only through a coherent approach in European social policy that the growing divergence between Member States can be resolved.

13. February 2017

Proposals to improve EU’s integration of third country nationals

Webnews 13/02/2017

COMECE and other members of the Christian group on migration have published their comments on the Action Plan on the integration of third country nationals proposed by the European Commission. The Plan aims at supporting Member States in the integration of third-country nationals in the EU.

09. February 2017

Whose Security? Whose Defence?

Webnews 09/02/2017

COMECE participated in a conference on “The European Defence of Europe?” organised by Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations. The objective of the conference was to discuss with EU policy-makers, NATO representatives and academics the strategic questions of European defence cooperation and the development of appropriate capabilities.

08. February 2017

Young Catholics discovering EU institutions

Webnews 08/02/2017

COMECE hosted a 4-days-visit of 20 young people from the UK to the EU institutions and to Church organisations. Meeting EU Officials from the European Commission, the European Council and its UK Task Force as well as MEP Jean Lambert. They got the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about the EU and its policies, about burning issues like Brexit and about EU-topics that are of importance and concern for the Church.

07. February 2017

Solving migration with countries of origin and transit?

Webnews 07/02/2017

The EU is moving to a migration policy that reinforces its external dimension. After the EU-Turkey “deal” and Partnerships with some African countries, a new agreement between Italy and Libya, endorsed by EU leaders, has been signed last 2 February, to help the UN-backed Libyan government curb migration.

06. February 2017

Colombia: from child soldiers to peace-builders

Webnews 06/02/2017

40 participants took part in the lunch event and exchanged with young people from Medellín (Colombia) and with Fr. Rafael Bejarano sdb, Director de Ciudad Don Bosco (CBD) in Medellín. The Salesians of Don Bosco are helping former children soldiers to re-integrate into society. View the video documentary entitled “Alto el Fuego” ("Ceasefire”).

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