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.



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 »


📺 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 »


Young delegates of the EU Bishops’ Conferences discuss the role of youth in fostering the European project

Youth delegates of the EU Bishops’ Conferences gathered in Brussels on 27-28 April 2023 for the Spring Meeting of the COMECE Youth Net, focused on the role of young Catholics in the European project. Fr. Barrios Prieto: “Young Catholics are a precious source of inspiration and vitality for the European project. The youth should be further included in the EU decision-making process”. The Commission of … Continue reading »

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EU Bishops empower young people and launch the COMECE Youth Net

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union launched the COMECE Youth Net on Wednesday 5 October 2022. “This new consultative body – states Cardinal Hollerich – will promote the concrete participation of young European Catholics in shaping EU policies”. Stemming from the success of the two COMECE Catholic Youth Conventions on the Future of Europe (June 2021 and June 2022), the Youth … Continue reading »


Catholic Youth Convention: Young European Catholics meet with Commissioner Várhelyi

The full video of the 2nd session of the 2nd Catholic Youth Convention on the Future of Europe is now available on our YouTube channel. The event, entitled “Sharing our dreams on the Future of Europe”, was held on Thursday 15 June 2022 by COMECE and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Watch the video It featured a dialogue meeting on ‘Youth and South-East Europe’ between young participants from all … Continue reading »

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2nd session of the Catholic Youth Convention to take place on 15 June

Following the launch of the 2nd Catholic Youth Convention on the Future of Europe, COMECE and KAS invite you to join the second part of this initiative, which will take place on Wednesday 15 June 2022, with the extraordinary participation of EU Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. Registration is now open | Programme Young people from across Europe are strongly encouraged to register and participate in the … Continue reading »