Category Archives: Team

The Secretariat ensures the continuity of COMECE’s work. Its headquarters are in Brussels. A small team monitors and analyses developments in EU policies and initiatives and strives to contribute to the relevant processes. The Secretariat reports to the Standing Committee and to the Plenary Assembly. The current General Secretary is Fr. Manuel Enrique Barrios Prieto. COMECE is assisted in its mission by a number of Commissions and Working Groups made up of experts mandated by the national Bishops’ Conferences and Catholic organisations working in the relevant fields. Ad hoc groups are created as and when necessary.

Johannes Moravitz

Adviser on Ecology, Energy & Agriculture

Adviser on Ecology, Energy and Agriculture Seconded by the Austrian Bishops’ Conference E-mail contact Tel.: +32 (0) 2 235 05 19 Johannes is originally from Vienna (Austria) and has been working at the COMECE Secretariat since 2022, seconded by the Austrian Bishops’ Conference. In 2016 he obtained his master’s degree in History from the University of Vienna and gained political experience from working in the … Continue reading »

Charlotte Poppe

Intern on Education

Intern on Education E-mail contact Originally from Mechelen (Belgium), Charlotte currently resides in Antwerp. Following a two-year tenure as a pastoral worker at an advocacy organisation, she now serves as a research assistant at the Faculty of Canon Law at KU Leuven. After completing a teacher training program, Charlotte obtained a BA Degree in Theology and Religious Studies, followed by a Master’s degree in Society, … Continue reading »

Olivier Coevoet

Volunteer on Finances

Volunteer on Finance Olivier comes from France. After his national service in the French Navy, he made a career in finance and in particular in insurance for 40 years where he was head of pricing and statistics and non-life reinsurance. Retired since 2015, Olivier volunteers some time to help COMECE in the accounting and financial field. He enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children … Continue reading »

Nina Danišová

Intern on Youth Policy and EU External Affairs

Intern on Youth Policy & EU External Affairs E-mail contact Nina comes from Košice, Slovakia. She obtained her BA Degree in Political Science from the Comenius University (Bratislava). She deepened her understanding of theology, moral and political philosophy in a two-year liberal arts program at the Collegium Anton Neuwirth. Her academic journey included a semester in Taiwan, where shee immersed herself in studying the Mandarin … Continue reading »

Albert Arevalo

Logistical Support

Logistical Support Albert is originally from the Philippines and has been working at the COMECE Secretariat since 2005. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a company nurse in the Philippines. He lives in Aalst with his family and loves traveling and spending meaningful time with people. Albert speaks Filipino, English and French.  

Stefan Lunte

General Secretary of Justice and Peace Europe

General Secretary of Justice and Peace Europe E-mail contact Tel.: +32 (0) 2 274 1517 Stefan was born in Cloppenburg (Germany) and has been working at the COMECE Secretariat since 1996. He is also the General Secretary of Justice and Peace Europe. He studied history and theology at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität in Münster (Austria) and political sciences at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris … Continue reading »

Carolina Ducoing

Office Manager

Office Manager E-mail contact Tel.: +32 (0) 2 274 1510 Carolina was born in Mexico City (Mexico) and raised in sunny Southern California (USA) in a multicultural and multilingual environment. She has been working at the COMECE Secretariat since 2018. She holds a double master’s degree in International Law and International Relations from the University of Kent – BSIS. She has over 12 years’ experience … Continue reading »

Maud Oger

Personal Assistant to the General Secretary

Personal Assistant to the General Secretary E-mail contact Tel.: +32 (0) 2 235 05 12 Maud is originally from Verviers (Belgium) and has been working at the COMECE Secretariat since 2002. She holds a master’s degree in Translation. She likes to spend time in nature and enjoys beautiful landscapes. Nothing makes her feel more serene than a walk in the forest with her dog, Pickles, … Continue reading »

Emilio Dogliani

Adviser for Culture & Education and Youth Policy

Policy Adviser for Education & Culture and Youth Policy Secretary of the COMECE Commission on Education and Culture E-mail contact Tel.: +32 (0) 2 274 14 23 Emilio comes from a small village in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont (Italy). He has been working at the COMECE Secretariat since 2020. Emilio obtained his BA Degree in European Languages and Cultures at the University of Groningen … Continue reading »