Experts of EU Bishops’ Conferences gathered in Brussels on Wednesday 26 June 2019 to participate in the COMECE Social Affairs Commission. They exchanged views on future Church’s contributions to EU social policies in the renewed institutional setting following the May 2019 elections of the European Parliament.
COMECE welcomes the new EU rules on Work-Life Balance allowing parents and carers to better reconcile their work and family lives. The agreement, which comes after three years of negotiations between the EU institutions, introduces minimum rules on paternity leave and supports EU citizens providing care to family members in need of assistance.
Representatives of youth organisations and EU policy makers gathered on Thursday 11 April 2019 to exchange with Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., President of COMECE, on ways to fully empower young people at all levels of economic, social and political life.