Friday 22. October 2021

In 1957 the six founding nations of the European Economic Community set out to create a common market with a common competition and trade policy. This project remains central to the European Union. Under the terms of the Maastricht Treaty a monetary union dimension was added to the project. Today, the Treaty of the European Union requires in art 3,3 the EU to become “a highly competitive social market economy”. COMECE has welcomed the inclusion of this goal and recommended balancing responsibility and solidarity in the Euro zone. The COMECE Secretariat follows socio-ethical questions raised by the process of European integration in the field of social and economic policy. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Commission on Social Affairs

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14. October 2021

COMECE releases recommendations to enhance the fight against poverty in the EU

Press Release, 14/10/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) releases on Thursday 14 October 2021 the statement ‘Listen to the cry of the Poor in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its recovery’, proposing some good practices and recommendations to the EU institutions on how to enhance the fight against poverty in Europe. Mgr. Hérouard: “We should aim at reducing marginalization and enhancing more integral inclusion.”

13. October 2021

Conclusive session of the Interfaith Youth Convention on the European Green Deal. Registration now open!

Invitation, 13/10/2021

COMECE and its partners invite you to join the conclusive session of the Interfaith Youth Convention on the European Green Deal “Striking a Deal for our Common Home”, taking place on Thursday 25 November 2021 from 11:00 to 12:30 (CET), with the extraordinary participation of EU Commission’s Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans. The event will be held online and will gather young people representative of Bahá’í, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim confessions to exchange on the European Green Deal.

09. September 2021

COMECE Catholic Youth Convention gathers young people to exchange on the Future of Europe

Webnews, 09/09/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conference of the European Union (COMECE) releases on Thursday 9 September the final report of its Catholic Youth Convention on the Future of Europe, held online last June with the participation of over 100 young Catholics from all EU Member States. The report contains concrete policy proposals and suggestions to address today’s  most urgent issues in Europe. Cardinal Hollerich: “Full trust in young people”.

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