Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network
CALL is a Europe-wide network that seeks to address employment and related economic and social issues. It does so from the perspective of Christian theology and a Christian way of life. It seeks to promote a Christian viewpoint in debates about European economic and social policies.
The aims of CALL include:
- Campaigning on economic and employment issues in Europe
- Networking on economic and employment issues in Europe
- Exchanging expertise among members
- Empowering people on economic and employment issues
From 23 to 25 April, 2018, the CALL Network held a conference in Berlin, “Digitalisation and the Future of Work and Social Relations.” Please click here for documents and outcomes relating to this gathering.
Upcoming Event: Shaping the Future of Work
As part of the International Labour Organization (ILO) centenary initiative on the future of work, CALL in cooperation with its religious and faith-based partners, and ILO, is holding a European conference titled Shaping the Future of Work – A faith-based contribution to the ILO Centenary Initiative on Tuesday 27 November 2018 (9.00 – 16.45).
The event will be held at the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels.
Interpretation will be carried out in English, French, German and Spanish.
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.
18 May, 2018
From 23 to 25 April, 2018, the CALL Network held a conference in Berlin, "Digitalisation and the Future of Work and Social Relations." Below are documents and outcomes relating to this gathering.
27 Apr, 2018
Le réseau de la KEK, Action des Églises sur le travail et la vie (CALL), a rassemblé plus de cinquante universitaires, théologiens et membres du réseau CALL pour un colloque portant sur « La numérisation et l’avenir du travail et des relations sociales ».
27 Apr, 2018
CEC's CALL network gathered academics, theologians and members of the network to reflect on “Digitalisation and the future of work and social relations” in Berlin.
26 Oct, 2015
The following documents contain results and presentations from the recent CALL Conference: EU Labour Mobility - A gift or a burden?
21 Aug, 2015
The World Council of Churches is inviting Christians from around the world to blog about contributions to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. A recent post by Antonella Visintin highlights the labour and employment situation in Italy. Please click here to read, "On the road for decent and sustainable work."
15 Mar, 2015
The CALL (Church Action on Labour and Life) network has participated in a European Commission consultation on the revision of the EU Working Time Directive. Over the last four years, CALL has worked on questions related to precarious work and defining a concept of good work.
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.
29 Sep, 2014
“Bridges between hope and reality – overcoming imbalances in Europe” was the theme of the 4th Assembly of the CALL-network, which was held in Rome from 22 to 24 September. 28 participants from 16 different European countries and even more different churches in Europe reflected on the growing economic imbalances, the impact on employment and labour market in Europe and how they could be addressed to improve matters.