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.

Press Release

COMECE publishes a contribution to the European Education Area

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) releases its contribution to the European Education Area on Thursday 1 September 2022, 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 contribution Drafted by the COMECE Working … Continue reading »

Invitation

Returning (to) cultural heritage

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) invites you to join the webinar “Returning (to) cultural heritage”, aiming to discuss the role of cultural and religious heritage in the EU-Africa partnership. The event will take place online on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 14:00 (CET). The event will be an occasion to reflect jointly with policy-makers, Church representatives and practitioners from … Continue reading »

Press Release

COMECE contributes to the European Commission’s New European Bauhaus

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) participated in the design phase of the European Commission’s initiative New European Bauhaus, highlighting the valuable convergence of the Encyclical letter Laudato Si’ and the work of Churches with the objectives of the initiative. Building on the webinar “Spirituality, Sustainability and Style”, jointly organized by COMECE and the Pontifical Council for Culture in April … Continue reading »

Invitation

Join online event on Vocational Education and Training in Europe

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and Don Bosco International (DBI) are pleased to invite you to join the webinar “VET for integral and inclusive education in Europe” to be held on Thursday 3 June 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 (CEST). The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and Don Bosco International (DBI) are pleased to … Continue reading »

News

COMECE launches new initiative on EU Christian cultural heritage

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) launches “Christian artworks month by month”, a new initiative promoting Christian cultural heritage from the dioceses of the COMECE Bishop Delegates located across Europe. The initiative, launched on Thursday 8 April 2021, follows the Conference “Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe” and aims to present and reflect on Christian culture and its social relevance … Continue reading »

Invitation

Webinar “Spirituality, Sustainability and Style”

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Pontifical Council for Culture are pleased to invite you to join a webinar on the New European Bauhaus initiative of the European Commission. The event will take place in a digital format on Thursday 15 April 2021, from 17:00 to 19:10 (CEST). The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union … Continue reading »

Press Release

COMECE Conference on “Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe”

COMECE organised a conference on 31 of January in Brussels on the theme of “Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe” as a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. “The Church has a spiritual dimension but it is also a key actor in developing culture – said Fr. Poquillon op, COMECE General Secretary. It is the oldest structure still existing in Europe based … Continue reading »