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Pope Francis walks with World Youth Day pilgrims as he arrives for a July 30 prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in Krakow, Poland. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-POLAND-WYD-VIGIL July 30, 2016.

COMECE encourages the EU to empower young people

Webnews, 12/08/2019

On the occasion of the 2019 International Youth Day, COMECE calls the EU to implement youth policies reducing the forms of youth exclusions, and empowering young people at all levels of economic, social and political life.

07. August 2019

COMECE reflects on future priorities for the Eastern partnership

Webnews, 07/08/2019

In the context of the 10th anniversary of EU’s partnership with its six Eastern neighbouring countries, COMECE will address the future priorities of this policy framework during the Autumn meeting of its Commission on EU External Affairsdiscussing ways to empower youth, families and local communities.

01. August 2019

COMECE advocates for humane treatment in irregular migrants’ return process

Webnews, 01/08/2019

In the context of the reform of the EU Return Directive, COMECE calls for human-centered policies including the fundamental rights protection of irregular migrants at all stages of their return, the implementation of alternatives to detention, the full respect of the principle of non-refoulment and the prioritisation of voluntary return.

30. July 2019

Will the EU face AI’s ethical, legal and political challenges?

Webnews, 30/07/2019

The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) set up by the European Commission published on 26 June 2019 the document “Policy and investments recommendations for trustworthy AI”. The publication highlights some of the recommendations expressed by COMECE in its previous contribution to the “Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI”.

23. July 2019

COMECE calls for people-centred asylum policies

Webnews, 23/07/2019

COMECE welcomes the publication of the 2019 Asylum Office reportand calls EU Member States to respect international law obligations with regards to anyone looking for international protection in their territories.

15. July 2019

Churches-EU Dialogue: COMECE and CEC meet with Finnish EU Presidency

Press Release, 15/07/2019

An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Helsinki on Friday 12 July 2019 with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to exchange on the priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the EU Council.

09. July 2019

Religions strengthen their relations with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Webnews, 09/07/2019

On July 3, 2019, COMECE co-organised together with Don Bosco International and the Baha'i International Community a dialogue meeting on “Human Rights & Religion” with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the participation of Churches and religious communities (Article 17 TFEU), as well as of faith-based organisations (Article 11 TEU).

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