Social & Economic Policies
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.
13. November 2018
Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, called on EU politicians to promote family-friendly policies during the FAFCE-organised conference "The Family: ecosystem for cultural life in Europe" held at the European Parliament on 6 November 2018.
05. November 2018
Press Release, 05/11/2018
In view of the 2019 European elections and on the occasion of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) centenary initiative on the future of work, the COMECE Social Affairs Commission publishes the reflection paper “Shaping the future of work”.
03. September 2018
COMECE and its partners organise an interreligious conference on the future of work on 27 November 2018 in order to discuss the transformative changes of the world of work from a faith-based perspective.