Category Archives: Education & Culture


Every human being has the right to education that corresponds with his capabilities and skills. This enables him to participate in society and to contribute to its life in accordance with his talents.
This fundamental right is affirmed in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
In dialogue with the EU COMECE offers the experience of the Church who runs a wide range of institutions of formal and non-formal education.
Increasing plurality and global migration movements raises the importance of intercultural dialogue in our society. In her contributions to this topic COMECE underlines the importance of «intercultural competence», of tolerance, openness and of mutual respect in a context of different cultures and traditions.

Event

EVENT | International conference “The geopolitics of Higher Education”

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) is delighted to invite you to participate in the international conference “The geopolitics of Higher Education” to take place at the COMECE Secretariat, Brussels, on Wednesday, 12 June 2024 from 9:30 to 17:00 (CET). Register now by clicking here | Download the Programme Scientific and academic diplomacy has long been a significant instrument of … Continue reading »

News

VIDEO | Webinar on Religious Heritage and sustainable society is now available

The video recording of the online conference “Religious Heritage: an overlooked driver for a more sustainable and inclusive society” is now publicly available for viewing on the COMECE YouTube channel. The video recording is available here. Held in April 2024 in the context of the New European Bauhaus Festival 2024, the event showcased a series of innovative projects to make religious heritage sites more sustainable … Continue reading »

Ireland

Christian ARTworks | The Rock of Cashel (Ireland)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents you the Rock of Cashel in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, Ireland. The site posses the most impressive cluster of medieval building in Ireland. Among them figure a round tower, a high cross, a Romanesque chapel, a Gothic cathedral, an abbey, the Hall of the Vicars Choral and a fifteenth-century Tower House. Click here … Continue reading »

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EVENT | “Europe, a look at the origins, a vision for the future” – Book Presentation and Debate

Ahead of the European elections and the 20th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union, COMECE invites you to a book presentation and public discussion. Join us for “Europe, a leap to the unknown: a look at the origins, a vision for the future. The Polish contribution to the European project”, taking place at the Secretariat of COMECE in Brussels, on Tuesday, 9 April 2024, at 18:00 … Continue reading »

Event

EVENT | Webinar on Religious Heritage, “a driver for a more sustainable and inclusive society”

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) is delighted to invite you to the online conference “Religious Heritage: an overlooked driver for a more sustainable and inclusive society”, to be held on Thursday, 11 April 2024, from 11:00 to 12:30 (CET). Register now! The event is organised in the context of the New European Bauhaus Festival 2024 and will showcase a … Continue reading »

Romania

Christian ARTworks | The Greek-Catholic Cathedral of Saint Nicholas (Romania)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents you the Greek-Catholic Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in the Diocese of Oradea Mare, Romania, a place of prayer for all Romanian faithful, regardless of denomination. Click here for more info Built on the site where, in 1739, the first church for the united Romanians of the Byzantine rite in the Greek-Catholic Diocese of Oradea was … Continue reading »

Scandinavia

Christian ARTworks: Hosanna Son of David by composer Vogler (Nordic Bishops’ Conference)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents you Vogler’s composition known in Swedish as “Hosianna”, an ecumenic success becoming a favorite song for choirs in Sweden, including modern-day Finland. Watch the videos: Video mosaic | Solo video Georg Joseph Vogler (1749–1814) was an ordained Catholic priest and a German virtuoso organist, composer, theorist and a pedagogue. Adventurous cosmopolitan, acclaimed performer and a … Continue reading »

News

Development: COMECE welcomes EP recognition of the role of faith-based actors in education

In a Report adopted today, 13 December 2023, the European Parliament highlights the opportunities of engaging with local faith-based organisations in the educational sector and calls for stronger partnerships with these stakeholders. COMECE welcomes the Parliament’s prioritisation of education and training in EU’s development cooperation and appreciates its recognition of the valuable role of faith-based actors in this regard. In the Report “EU development cooperation … Continue reading »

News

COMECE advocates for the importance of confessional religious education at all levels of learning

COMECE welcomes the resolution on the system of European Schools adopted by the European Parliament last September. The resolution insists on “maintaining the current provision of religious and ethical education”. Last September, the European Parliament adopted its resolution “System of European Schools – state of play, challenges and perspectives”, on the current stand of these educational institutes, which aim to provide quality education to children … Continue reading »

Hungary

Christian ARTworks | Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma (Hungary)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents you Archabbey of Pannonhalma, the millenary Benedictine monastery in Western Hungary: a living centre of Christianity and culture in the EU. Click here for more info The monastery of the Benedictine Order at Pannonhalma was founded in 996 in Western Hungary and had a major role in the diffusion of Christianity in medieval Central Europe. … Continue reading »