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. For more information, please visit the CALL webpage. We also cooperate with ecumenical partners, including Eurodiaconia.
For more information on our work in this area, please email Rev. Frank-Dieter Fischbach.
17 Nov, 2017
CEC and COMECE welcome the inter-institutional proclamation on the European Pillar of Social Rights to be signed today at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth that is taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden.
27 Oct, 2017
Secularism, mission, migration and the unique role of churches in political and historical contexts of Europe were themes sharply in focus at a consultation organised by Conference of European Churches and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
23 Aug, 2017
Together with the Commision of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) they met with the Estonian Prime Minister, Mr. Jüri Ratas...
2 Aug, 2017
2 August 2017 is dedicated to the commemoration of the Roma Holocaust, marking the killing of more than 3,000 Roma children, men, and women at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944.
30 Nov, 2016
The CEC Thematic Reference Group on Employment and Social Issues has developed a response to the public consultation on the European Commission's proposal for a European pillar of social rights.
29 Feb, 2016
The Conference of European Churches has contributed to a European Commission consultation on work-life balance. The consultation focuses on action needed to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working parents and caregivers.
26 Oct, 2015
The following documents contain results and presentations from the recent CALL Conference: EU Labour Mobility - A gift or a burden?
3 Jul, 2015
The Conference of European Churches expresses its solidarity with the churches of Greece and all Greek people. Our prayers are especially with the most vulnerable and marginalised, who bear the greatest burden in this time of crisis.
1 Nov, 2014
On the basis of a questionnaire the Working Group on Economic Sustainability analysed the positions of a number of European churches with regard to the social and economic challenges in Europe.The results of this analysis are intended to support the churches in Europe in reflecting their respective positions and finding common responses to the crises.
1 Oct, 2014
In the last 4 years the CALL working group has worked on the phenomenon of precarious work in Europe. At the CALL Assembly in Rome 2014 its policy paper on Good Work was adopted. The concept of Good Work explains the dignity of work for the human being and establishes criteria to identify good work and to unveil precarious work, which is threatening affected people and also society as a whole.