Tuesday 20. November 2018
Our Team

The Secretariat ensures the continuity of COMECE’s work. Its headquarters are in Brussels. A small team monitors and analyses developments in EU policies and initiatives and strives to contribute to the relevant processes. The Secretariat reports to the Standing Committee and to the Plenary Assembly. The current General Secretary is Br Olivier Poquillon OP. COMECE is assisted in its mission by a number of Commissions and Working Groups made up of experts mandated by the national Bishops’ Conferences and Catholic organisations working in the relevant fields. Ad hoc groups are created as and when necessary.

Olivier Poquillon OP

General Secretary 

E-mail contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 05 12


Alessandro Calcagno

Assistant General Secretary

Legal advisor for Fundamental Rights and Article 17 TFEU issues

Secretary of the COMECE Commission on Legal Affairs

Seconded by the Italian Bishops’ Conference

E-mail contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 05 13

Maud Oger

Assistant to the General Secretary

E-mail contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 05 12

Michael Kuhn

Senior Advisor

In charge of Ecology & Sustainability and Education, Culture and Youth policy

Seconded by the Austrian Bishops’ Conference

E-mail contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 05 19

Stefan Lunte

General Secretary of Justice & Peace Europe

E-mail contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 0517

José-Luis Bazán

Legal advisor for Migration and Asylum and Religious Freedom

Secretary of the COMECE Working Group on Migration and Asylum

Email contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 05 16

Friederike Ladenburger

Legal Advisor for Ethics, Research and Health

E-mail contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 05 18

Marek Misak

Policy advisor for External Relations

Secretary of the COMECE Commission on the External Relations of the European Union

E-mail contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 05 14

Markus Vennewald

Policy Advisor for Social & Economic Affairs

Secretary of the COMECE Social Affairs Commission

E-mail contact

Tel.: +32 2 274 14 21

Johanna Touzel

EuropeInfos Editor in Chief

E-mail contact

Te.: +32 2 274 1420

Alessandro Di Maio

Media & Communications Officer

E-mail Contact

Tel.: +32 2 235 05 15

Carolina Ducoing

Office Manager

E-mail Contact

Tel. +32 (0) 2 235 05 10

Albert Arevalo

Support staff

Cynthia Quijano Aquino

Support staff

Contact us
19, Square de Meeûs
B-1050 Bruxelles
T + 32(0)2 235 05 10