Human Rights are a significant focus for international organisations such as the European Union, Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and United Nations.
CEC Member Churches advocate for the promotion and protection of human rights at the highest standards inside Europe and beyond its borders.
We monitor and advocate for the implementation of civil and political rights, as well as social, economic and cultural rights vis-à-vis International Organisations and European Institutions. We devote attention to a number of specific issues including freedom of religion or belief, anti-discrimination legislation, and developing resources for training and human rights education. Recent consultations on freedom of religion or belief and religious minorities in culturally diverse societies have produced statements on these topics.
Let us work together for creation of a human rights culture!
For more information on these issues please contact Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic.
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22 Oct, 2017
This movie was filmed in Brussels during the Holy Week in April 2017, where young adults of the Serbian minority in Croatia and of the Croatian minority in Serbia met and visited the European institutions and their representatives. Standing UP for Minority Rights – Trailer Standing UP for Minority Rights – Full version
4 Oct, 2017
We express the solidarity of European Christians with the churches and all people of Catalonia and Spain.
1 Aug, 2017
2 August 2017 is dedicated to the commemoration of the Roma Holocaust, marking the killing of more than 3,000 Roma children, men, and women at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944.
17 Jul, 2017
The following are presentations from the 4th Annual Summer School on Human Rights “Rights under Threats - Stand Up for Refugees' and Migrants' Rights”, which took place from 2 to 6 July in Palermo, Italy.
5 Jul, 2017
This was the central message of the fourth annual Conference of European Churches Summer School on Human Rights, which took place in Palermo (Italy) from 2 to 6 July. The gathering brought together 45 human rights experts, scholars, and church representatives from across Europe for a week of intensive learning and dialogue.
5 Jul, 2017
Летняя школа по правам человека: права человека как центральный элемент политики по миграции и беженцам
“Права человека это не дополнение к политике по миграции и предоставлению убежища. Мы должны сделать их ключевым компонентом такой политики”.
5 Jul, 2017
Université d’été sur les droits humains : Donner aux droits humains une place centrale dans la politique relative à la migration et aux réfugiés
« Les droits humains ne sont pas un supplément à la politique de migration et d’asile. Nous devons en faire le composant clef de toutes les politiques relatives à la migration et aux réfugiés. »
5 Jul, 2017
Menschenrechte in den Mittelpunkt der Migrations- und Flüchtlingspolitik rücken: Sommerakademie über Menschenrechte
„Menschenrechte sind nicht eine Ergänzung zur Migrations- und Flüchtlingspolitik. Wir sollten sie zum Schlüsselelement aller Ansätze in der Migrations- und Flüchtlingspolitik machen.“
17 Apr, 2017
During Holy Week from 10-14 April 2017 young adults of the Serbian minority in Croatia and of the Croatian minority in Serbia visited the European institutions. The programme included several mediation sessions which were facilitated by the Quaker Council for European Affairs.
27 Mar, 2017
Yesterday, among friends and colleagues from Brussels and around Europe, the Conference of European Churches celebrated the publication of Advancing Freedom of Religion or Belief for All at the Chapel for Europe. This recent volume from CEC presents a collection of essays from the 2015 conference of the same name, which was held at the closed theological school of Halki in Turkey.