Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network
CALL is a Europe-wide network working closely with CEC to address employment and related economic and social issues 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.
CALL carries out:
- 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 currently addresses the effects of digitalisation on society and the workplace, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the CALL coordination team come from CEC Member Churches in France, Sweden, Finland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Germany and meet regularly via virtual meetings.
In June 2020, CALL issued a statement 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.”
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For more information on our work in this area, please email Albrecht Knoch
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14 Feb, 2021
The conference on “Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place” organised by the Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network and the Conference of European Churches will be held from 10 to 12 March 2022 at the Cultural Center Saint-Thomas, Strasbourg. The registrations are now open.
8 Nov, 2020
The Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network will hold a series of webinars titled “CALL Talks” to reflect on theme “Wellbeing of Digitalized Societies and Work Place”.
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.