Education & Culture

As denoted by the fundamental right to education and the right to take part in cultural life, Education and Culture are essential policy areas for our societies. In order to participate in social life, each and every learner shall receive an integral education, which allows them to develop according to their own capabilities, addressing both their social, interpersonal and intercultural competences and the skills needed for employability.

In dialogue with the EU institutions, COMECE promotes an integral understanding of education that allows each person to mature and reach personal fulfillment and meaningful engagement in societies and communities – building on the longstanding experience of the Church in formal, non-formal and vocational education. In an increasingly pluralistic and rapidly changing world, understanding cultures is paramount to build peace and dialogue among peoples.

In its mission of dialogue and its contribution to cultural policies at EU level, COMECE underlines the value of Christian heritage for the European identity and integration, as well as the need for the preservation of cultural and religious heritage as a tool to understand Europe’s past and present. Fostering culture and creativity means building the conditions for togetherness, mutual respect and openness in our intercultural societies.

COMECE is assisted in this mission by the Commission on Culture and Education.

22 December 2023

Christian ARTworks: Hosanna Son of David by composer Vogler (Nordic Bishops’ Conference)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents you Vogler’s composition known…
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13 December 2023

Development: COMECE welcomes EP recognition of the role of faith-based actors in education

In a Report adopted today, 13 December 2023, the European Parliament highlights the opportunities…
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6 November 2023

COMECE advocates for the importance of confessional religious education at all levels of learning

(Photo: Schutterstock) COMECE welcomes the resolution on the system of European Schools adopted…
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