Category Archives: Youth policies

 

In order to build cohesive, integrated and democratic societies, young people’s voices deserve to be heard and their concerns ought to be placed at the centre of European policymaking. In the EU Member States, young people are calling for concrete action on the issues that affect them the most and which will have an impact on their future, stressing how solidarity and mutual respect are important to live together in peaceful and prosperous societies.

Since faith represents a constitutive part of young people’s life, it is essential that young Europeans are free to express their wishes and act in our societies in light of their values, beliefs and religious experience. In dialogue with the European institutions, COMECE strives to bring forward the voice of all young Catholics, promote their desires for the future of the European project, and allow them to engage with EU policies, exchanging with policymakers and working together for the Common Good.

 

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COMECE Youth Net convenes in Warsaw to empower youth participation in solidarity and democracy

On 19-21 April 2024, the COMECE Youth Net convened a meeting in Warsaw, gathering young delegates from the EU Bishops’ Conferences to discuss fostering solidarity and enhancing youth engagement in the democratic processes of the European Union. Photo Gallery During the event, participants emphasized that intergenerational dialogue remains sparse in many EU Member States, which leaves young people feeling excluded from decision-making processes. In the … Continue reading »

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VIDEO | Webinar “Being a Christian in politics and society” is now available

Event "Being a Christian in politics and society”.

The video recording of the COMECE Youth Net webinar titled “Being a Christian in Politics and Society” is now publicly available for viewing on the COMECE YouTube channel. The video recording is available here. Held in March 2024 in view of the EU elections, the event aimed to explore the intersection of Christian values with political and societal engagement. The webinar featured the insightful contributions … Continue reading »

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Delegation of the Mediterranean Youth Council visits COMECE, meets with EP President Metsola

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) welcomed a delegation from the Mediterranean Youth Council on Wednesday, 3 April 2024. This visit was part of the Council’s official two-day tour of the EU institutions in Brussels, which included a meeting with President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola. Interview with Mgr. Crociata | Video interview with Mgr. Crociata |Video interview with … Continue reading »

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🇪🇺 INITIATIVE | COMECE unveils ‘Catholic Toolkit for Young Europeans’ ahead of 2024 EU elections

As the 2024 European elections approach, COMECE releases the ‘Catholic Toolkit for Young Europeans’ on Monday, 18 March 2024. This comprehensive toolkit aims to empower young people across Europe to actively engage in the democratic process, guided by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Download the toolkit [online – printable] Developed by the COMECE Youth Platform, which brings together Catholic youth organizations active at the … Continue reading »

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EVENT | COMECE Youth Net invites you to participate in the webinar “Being a Christian in politics and society”

Event "Being a Christian in politics and society”.

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) cordially invites you to participate in the dialogue webinar titled “Being a Christian in politics and society”. Organised by the COMECE Youth Net in view of the EU elections, this webinar will take place on Thursday, 14 March 2024. Click here to register The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, 14 March 2024, from 17:30 … Continue reading »

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European Commission recognises the crucial role of young people in EU policymaking

The European Commission unveiled its Communication on the legacy of the 2022 European Year of Youth, a pivotal document set to determine the course of action in the area of youth policy in the next years. COMECE: “It is important that the EU recognises the crucial role of young people in policymaking and strengthens intergenerational dialogue at all levels of its action, especially in light … Continue reading »

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COMECE’S Youth Net annual contribution is now online

COMECE releases the 2022-2023 annual contribution of its Youth Net on Thursday, 21 September 2023. The document contains recommendations to the EU and stresses the importance of placing human dignity, solidarity, freedom and democracy at the forefront of the European Union’s agenda. Read the document The COMECE Youth Net – the network comprising young individuals delegated by EU Episcopates and acting as a consultative body … Continue reading »

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📺 VIDEO | Watch the COMECE Youth Net Event for World Youth Day

The video of the COMECE panel discussion, ‘Christian Testimonies Between Faith and Social Engagement,’ held in Lisbon on Thursday, August 3, 2023, in the context of World Youth Day, is now available! Watch the full video The event raised awareness on the importance of the involvement of young Christians in Europe. Speakers from different fields and age groups addressed challenges in their professional and personal experience, … Continue reading »

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COMECE invites you to join its panel discussion at World Youth Day in Lisbon

The COMECE Youth Net will hold the panel discussion entitled “Christian testimonies between faith and social engagement” on Thursday 3 August 2023 in the framework of World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal. The event will be a unique chance to rediscover the involvement of Christians in politics, society ad culture in Europe and the world. The event will involve speakers from different fields, countries and … Continue reading »