CALL Network

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.

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, held a European conference titled Shaping the Future of Work – A faith-based contribution to the ILO Centenary Initiative on 27 November 2018 at the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels. Click here to read more.

Related posts

  • 25 Sep, 2014

    Press Release: CALL Network Assembly takes place

    “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.

  • 1 Sep, 2014

    CALL Assembly to take place in Rome

    The CALL-Network will hold its 4th Assembly in Rome from Monday 22 September to Wednesday 24 September. During the last two years the CALL-Network worked with its working groups on Precarious work, Sustainable economy, and Youth unemployment.

  • 1 Aug, 2014

    CALL Conference: EU Labour Mobility – A gift or a burden?

    The CALL Network in collaboration with Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe and Eurodiaconia is hosting a conference in Brussels (Belgium) from 26 to 28 October 2015.

  • 27 Mar, 2014

    Youth employment in Europe – a challenge for the churches?

    “Youth employment in Europe – a challenge for the churches?” was the subject of a conference of the CSC CALL network in Brussels from 24 to 26 March. 60 persons discussed the options to address youth unemployment, coming from 17 different countries from all over Europe, delegates of churches and church organisations as well as young people.

  • 26 Mar, 2014

    Youth employment in Europe – a challenge for Churches?

    The CALL Network hosted a conference on youth employment in Europe from 24 to 26 March 2014 in Brussels. The conference brought together young people through the Ecumenical European networks like the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE), Church representatives and Church related organisations, which are already running projects to enable youth employment.

  • 1 Mar, 2014

    Contribution to Consultation on Working Time Directive

    The CALL 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. These reflections enabled CALL to submit an informed response to the questionnaire to the European Commission.

  • 20 May, 2013

    A Questionnaire on the crisis in Europe

    CALL – the Church Action on Labour and Life network – has sent out a questionnaire on the crisis in Europe to its members. The CALL Working Group on Sustainable Economy would like to produce an overview of the responses of churches in Europe.

  • 11 Oct, 2012

    Facing the crisis: CALL for good work in Europe

    On 8-10 October the CALL network – Church Action on Labour and Life – held its 3rd Assembly in Brussels. The theme “Facing the crisis: CALL for good work in Europe” gathered about 35 delegates of CEC Member Churches from 20 different European countries to evaluate the work carried out by the network in the past two years and to decide on its future work.

  • 10 Oct, 2012

    Third CALL Assembly

    The 3rd CALL Assembly took place from 8 to 10 October in Brussels under the theme, "Facing the crisis: CALL for good work in Europe". Here are documents relating to the Assembly.

  • 13 May, 2011

    Second CALL Assembly – Bucharest

    The second CALL Network Assembly took place in Bucharest from 11 to 13 May 2011 under the theme "Empowering People for Participation in Society." Below are documents related to the event.


If you have questions regarding CALL please contact Frank-Dieter Fischbach.