EU Policy and Legislation
In cooperation with the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) Brussel’s office, the Conference of European Churches carries out monitoring and action on EU policy and legislation. The Thematic Reference Group for this area provides a forum for discussion and exchange of information on current legal and political matters emerging from the European Institutions. It deliberates on a range of topics including church-state law, fundamental rights, dialogue between the EU and churches, employment law, and other relevant matters.
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28 Mar, 2021
Following the signing of the joint declaration in March, officially setting up the Conference on the Future of Europe, the Conference of European Churches (CEC) General Secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen expressed appreciation for the move, anticipating strong contribution from the European churches.
28 Jan, 2021
An ecumenical delegation of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and CEC participated in an online meeting on 28 January 2021 with Mr Nuno Brito, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the European Union, exchanging views on the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
26 Oct, 2020
An ecumenical delegation of COMECE, CEC) and EKD had an online meeting with Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office, to exchange on the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
25 Oct, 2020
Kirchen-EU-Dialog: Ökumenische Delegation trifft online mit deutscher EU-Ratspräsidentschaft zusammen
Eine ökumenische Delegation der Kommission der Bischofskonferenzen in der Europäischen Union (COMECE), der Konferenz Europäischer Kirchen (KEK) und der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) traf am Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2020
25 Oct, 2020
Dialogue Eglises-UE : Une délégation œcuménique rencontre la présidence allemande de l’UE par videoconférence
Une délégation œcuménique de la Commission des Episcopats de l'Union européenne (COMECE), de la Conférence des Églises européennes (CEC) et de l'Église évangélique en Allemagne (EKD) a eu une réunion en ligne le mardi 27 octobre 2020
22 Sep, 2020
Christian organisations representing 2.8 billion people call for more compassionate EU migration policy
Christian organisations representing 2.8 billion people—about one-third of the world's population—have released a statement on the dire situation of migrants and refugees in Europe, and they are demanding a more compassionate approach.
12 Jul, 2020
The CEC Annual Report 2019 is now available. The report reviews CEC activities carried out in 2019, continuing in the current year, featuring highlights from CEC’s 60th anniversary.
6 Jul, 2020
An ecumenical delegation of CEC and COMECE have met in Brussels with Mr Michael Clauss, Ambassador at the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU.
30 Jan, 2020
"There is a call for us to intensify the commitment of churches towards reconciliation, cooperation and solidarity in Europe."
20 Jan, 2020
An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union and CEC met in Zagreb.