09 September 2022

EVENT | COMECE & FAFCE to organise a conference on the experience of women in times of pandemic

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09/09 - COMECE and FACFE invite you to participate in the event "The experience of women in times of pandemic", which will take place in a hybrid formula (online and in Brussels) on Wednesday 28 September from 10:30 to 13:00 (CEST).
The event will be an opportunity to exchange on the concrete experience of women during the COVID-19 pandemic and to initiate positive changes for the post-pandemic recovery.
Info and Programme will be available in the next days. The registration process is already open: Click here to register

NEWS | New policy adviser joins the COMECE Secretariat

01/09 - A new policy adviser joins the Secretariat of COMECE. He is Johannes Moravitz, 33, Austrian, who will be in charge of Ecology, Agriculture and Energy. In the photo: Fr. Peter Schipka, General Secretary of the Austrian Bishops' Conference, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, and COMECE Senior Adviser Michael Kuhn. Read more about Johannes Moravitz

DOCUMENT | COMECE publishes a contribution to the European Education Area

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01/09 - COMECE released its contribution to the European Education Area, calling on the EU and its Member States to implement integral education in their policies. Fr. Barrios: “We must ensure that learners are respected in their dignity and find their vocation in life”.
Read the Press Release | Read the contribution

DOCUMENT | CIDSE releases its 2021 Annual Report

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09/09 - Our partner CIDSE has released its 2021 Annual Report, which we invite you to explore. The document is available in a PDF and online version.

OPPORTUNITY | Workshop on the state of democracy in the EU to take place in mid-September

11/07 - The group "Passion for Europe" proposes a residential workshop in the city of Namur (Belgium) on the future of democracy in the European Union. The event is organised under the umbrella of the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC), one of COMECE's Brussels-based partners. The initiative will take place on 16-18 September 2022. Info & Registration

Next at COMECE

14-15 September
Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto will participate in an ELSiA Retreat in Drongen.

28 September
COMECE General Secretary will participate in the reception for Rosh haShanah, the Jewish New Year, organised in Brussels by the European Jewish Association (EJA).

28 September
Conference "The experience of women in times of pandemic" to be organised by COMECE and FAFCE. Click here to register

29-30 September
The COMECE Legal Affairs Commission will be chaired by its President Mgr. Hoogenboom and will focus on the fight against child sexual abuse online, the primacy of EU law over national law, cross-border family law, GDPR, discrimination on grounds of religion.

3-5 October
COMECE will participate in the European Meeting with the Pastoral Migrants to take place in Paris with about 30 delegates from European cities. COMECE will present its mission of dialogue with the EU institutions and its activities in the field of migration and asylum.

4 October
Launch of the COMECE Youth Net.

12-14 October
The COMECE 2022 Autumn General Assembly will take place in Brussels (Belgium) and will be chaired by H.Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ. More info will be available in the next few days.


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