Employment and Social Issues
Life in Europe continues to be formed by financial, economic, social, and employment crises. These realities affect many people and households in Europe, including the people who make up CEC Member Churches.
CEC monitors European policies meant to overcome these crises. We also reflect on how our experience and theological traditions can contribute to a socially inclusive and sustainable European policy. Most CEC work in this area is carried out through the Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network. We also cooperate with ecumenical partners, including Eurodiaconia.
For more information on our work in this area, please email Rev. Frank-Dieter Fischbach.
17 Dec, 2012
Vers un modèle européen d’économie sociale de marché ? Tel était le thème du séminaire de dialogue organisé par la CEC et la COMECE conjointement avec le Bureau européen des Conseillers de la Commission européenne (BEPA), le 14 décembre 2012 à Bruxelles.
17 Dec, 2012
On 14 December, CEC joined forces with COMECE and the Bureau of Policy Advisers of the European Community to hold a dialogue seminar, "How to build a European Model of the Social Market Economy?"
14 Dec, 2012
Press releases and speeches related to the 14 December dialogue seminar "How to build a European Model of the Social Market Economy?"
10 Oct, 2012
The 3rd CALL Assembly took place from 8 to 10 October in Brussels under the theme, "Facing the crisis: CALL for good work in Europe". Here are documents relating to the Assembly.
15 May, 2012
In a common letter CSC and Eurodiaconia have addressed President Barroso to encourage the European Commission to pursue “with strength and transparency” the objective of poverty reduction in Europe.
1 Apr, 2012
In these days the European Commission receives the so-called National Reform Programmes of the Member States. With these NRPs the Member States define how they implement and try to reach the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy. For churches the targets in employment, ecology and fight against poverty are of high importance.
25 Nov, 2011
From the 21 to 23 November, Eurodiaconia and the Church & Society Commission of CEC (now merged with CEC), held a conference in Brussels on “strengthening the social dimension in European and National policies, exploring the Europe 2020 strategy”.
1 Jul, 2011
Family Policies are largely a competence of the EU member states and not of the European Union itself. Not least due to the demographic changes in Europe, however, family policy has also become a topic on the agenda in the European Institutions.
13 May, 2011
The second CALL Network Assembly took place in Bucharest from 11 to 13 May 2011 under the theme "Empowering People for Participation in Society." Below are documents related to the event.
30 Sep, 2010
In September 2010, ecumenical organisations joined together to host a conference on combating poverty, "Do not deny justice to your poor people.