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.


Christian ARTworks: St. Michael the Archangel (Diocese of Łomża)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Łomża, the oldest monument in the entire northeast Poland and a great masterpiece of Gothic architecture. For more information, visit the official website of the Diocese. The founder of the church was Anna Radziwiłł, the wife of Konrad II the Red, Prince of Mazovia. The church was … Continue reading »


European Year of Skills 2023: join dialogue conference on upskilling, training and education in the EU

COMECE invites you to participate in the conference “Grounded in the Present, skilled for the Future” to take place in Brussels on Wednesday 31 May 2023. Registration | Programme  Following the publication of the joint contribution on the European Year of Skills, COMECE and its partners invite you to the conference “Grounded in the Present, skilled for the Future”, addressing reskilling and upskilling in the context … Continue reading »


The Procession of Saint Vincent (Archdiocese of Dijon)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents the Festival of Saint Vincent, one of the most respected events among winemakers in Burgundy, France. For more information, please visit the website of the Archdiocese of Dijon. Saint Vincent festival is one of the most well-known and respected festivals among winemakers in Burgundy, France. The festivity yearly brings together all the fraternities dedicated to the Saint … Continue reading »


The tomb of the ‘Doctor of the Poor’ (Diocese of Eisenstadt, Austria)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents the tomb of the Blessed Dr. Ladislaus Batthyány-Strattmann, an important historical, cultural and religious site in Austria, visited by numerous pilgrims every year. Doctor Ladislaus was born on 28 October 1870 in Dunakiliti (Hungary) into an ancient noble family. In 1876 the family moved to Austria. He was already convinced at an early age that, … Continue reading »


COMECE, FAFCE and DBI publish their contribution on the European Year of Skills 2023

In the context of its advocacy on Education and Training, COMECE publishes on Wednesday 11 January 2023 its Contribution to the European Commission’s consultation on the European Year of Skills. The policy paper encourages the European Commission to embed a human-centred, integral and inclusive approach to its proposal. Read the document Officially announced in von der Leyen’s speech on the State of the Union in … Continue reading »


Sermonetan pole of the Sacred Art Museums (Diocese of Latina, Italy)

This month’s Christian heritage column presents the Sermonetan pole of the Sacred Art Museums of the diocese of Latina (Italy). The museum collects exhibits from churches in the municipality’s territory that are no longer officiated, and therefore unable to guarantee their proper conservation. The rooms in which the museum is set up date back to the first half of the 15th century and belong to … Continue reading »


St John’s Co-Cathedral (Archdiocese of Malta)

Completed in 1578, St John’s Co-cathedral in Valletta (Malta), was founded by the order of the Knights of St John. Its severe facade contrasts with the richly decorated interior, where decorated chapels represent the langues (regional administrations) of the Order’s members: Auvergne, France, Provence, Aragon, Italy, Germany, Castile, Léon and Portugal, and Anglo-Bavaria. A sumptuous example of the European roots of the Order and tangible … Continue reading »