1 December 2023

DOCUMENT | Position paper on EU legislation on Labour Migration released by the Christian Group on Migration and Asylum

29/11 - COMECE shares the Position Paper elaborated by the Christian Group on Migration and Asylum given the negotiations between EU institutions regarding the legislation on Labour Migration.

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NEWS | COMECE Commission on Ethics discusses AI and the protection of life

28/11 - Bishop Anton Jamnik presided over the autumn meeting of our Commission on Ethics. The event featured fruitful discussions on pressing ethical issues with EU relevance, including Artificial Intelligence, SoHo, end-of-life care, and the protection of life.

EVENT | Event on Laudate Deum to be held in Brussels on December 7

16/11 - The European Laudato Si' Alliance (ELSiA), COMECE and the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) invite you to participate in the event "The new 'Laudate Deum' of Pope Francis and the European Union's Green Transition" to be held at the COMECE Secretariat in Brussels on Thursday 7 December 2023 from 18:00 to 19:30. More information will soon be shared on our website. In the meantime, you can already book your participation: Click here to register!

EU-AFRICA | New AEFJN Executive Secretary visits COMECE

30/11 - The General General Secretary of COMECE, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, received Br Elvis Ng'andwe, the new Executive Secretary of Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN). They exchanged about issues of shared concern in view of an equal and people-centered EU-Africa partnership. We look forward to strengthening our cooperation!

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YOUTH | COMECE Youth Net's autumn meeting focuses on family and demography policies in the EU

20/11 - The COMECE Youth Net met online for its Autumn session to address the main challenges and good practices related to the area of family policies and demography in the EU Member States. Delegated youth members from the EU Bishops’ Conferences gathered to discuss the recently published demography toolbox of the European Commission and the main challenges encountered by families in Europe.
The discussion featured the participation of the member of Dubravka Šuica’s Cabinet Toma Šutić, FAFCE General Secretary Nicola Speranza and Project Manager Maria Waszkiewicz
Topics ranged from digitalisation and gender pay gap to work-life balance and intergenerational solidarity. Members also exchanged internally on their views and perspectives on family in view the annual contribution to be published in 2024.

HERITAGE | COMECE Commission on Culture and Education discusses AI-education relations and heritage in Europe

3/11 - Chaired by Bishop Janusz Stepnowski, our Commission on Culture and Education met online to discuss issues related to Artificial Intelligence and education, the ongoing review of the European Education Area, and the priorities of the Spanish EU Presidency for the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage in Europe.

FoRB | COMECE participates in Ministerial Conference on the topic "Freedom of Religion under authoritarian regimes"

28-30/11 - Our adviser José Luis L Bazán participated in the recent Ministerial Conference of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance (IRFBA) on "FreedomOfReligion under authoritarian regimes". COMECE supports the integrity and full implementation of the freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.

YOUTH | COMECE presents its youth activities during a KAICIID dialogue forum on social inclusion

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15/11 - Our adviser Emilio Dogliani has recently participated in the 5th European Policy Dialogue Forum (EPDF) on “Young People and Social Inclusion in Cities” held in Rotterdam by the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID). He presented the activities of COMECE in the field of youth empowerment.

Next at COMECE

4 December
COMECE Standing Committee meeting to be chaired by H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata.

4-5 December
The President of COMECE, H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata, as well as the General Secretary Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto and two advisers (José Luis Bazán and Marek Mišák) will participate in the XXV Annual Meeting of the EPP Group on Intercultural Dialogue to take place in Santiago (Spain).

7 December
ELSiA event on Laudate Deum to take place in Brussels from 18:00 to 19:30. Info soon available on our website. You can book your participation here: Click here to register!

14 December
ELSiA Steering Group meeting.

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