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.

News

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 »

Italy

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 »

Malta

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 »

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 »