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.
- 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
The CALL coordination team reflects on the effects of digitalisation on society and workplace, especially during the COVID-19 times.
Recently CALL issued a statement on 12 June 2020, titled Digitalisation and the future of work and social relations: Social and climate-friendly choices are timely. The statement is also available in German and Italian.
This statement follows the work of a CALL Network Conference in Berlin on “Digitalisation and the Future of Work and Social Relations, held in 2018.” Please click here for related documents and resources.
Upcoming Event: Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place
CALL Network will hold a conference on “Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place” from 11 to 13 March 2021 at Cultural Center Saint-Thomas in Strasbourg. Read more
For more information on our work in this area, please email Albrecht Knoch
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10 Jul, 2019
CEC Annual Report 2018 titled "You Shall be my Witnesses" is now available online in English, French, German and Russian. The report records highlights from CEC activities in 2018.
27 Nov, 2018
Nearly 200 people gathered at the European Economic and Social Committee for “Shaping the Future of Work,” a conference addressing new challenges.
17 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.
26 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 ».
26 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.
25 Oct, 2015
The following documents contain results and presentations from the recent CALL Conference: EU Labour Mobility - A gift or a burden?
20 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."
14 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.
31 Oct, 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.
30 Sep, 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.