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.
28 Nov, 2018
Nearly 200 people gathered at the European Economic and Social Committee for “Shaping the Future of Work,” a conference addressing new challenges.
29 Aug, 2018
Vivre le témoignage, la justice et l’hospitalité : l’Assemblée générale met en exergue des questions d’intérêt public
L’Assemblée générale de la Conférence des Églises européennes de 2018 à Novi Sad a recommandé aux Églises membres de la KEK six domaines préoccupants pour les années à venir.
28 Aug, 2018
The 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches recommended to CEC Member Churches six areas for concern in the coming years.
27 Jun, 2018
The European Parliament brought together representatives from religious communities for a dialogue on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
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.