Migration and Asylum
Violent conflicts have erupted on Europe’s doorsteps in recent years. Refugees find it increasingly difficult to enter Europe and access effective protection. Increasingly high numbers of refugees stranded at European borders underline the need to extend solidarity with those who cannot access European territory.
Through the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe we take initiatives to promote meaningful forms of refugee protection, in particular the resettlement of refugees to Europe. CCME cooperates with European Institutions, Member Churches, organisations and relevant networks to achieve its aims.
Work in this area includes:
- Countering trafficking in human beings as a form of slavery
- Uniting in Diversity: Migration as an opportunity and a challenge for the unity of the Church
- Churches as witness to inclusive communities in Europe
For more information and resources on Migration and Asylum, please visit the CCME website.
9 Dec, 2019
Churches in Europe mark Human Rights Day observed on 10 December by calling for the protection of human life.
5 Dec, 2019
CEC and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe urged heads of the European Institutions to exercise solidarity, share responsibility and show leadership in regard to European asylum and migration policy.
1 Aug, 2019
On Roma Holocaust Day, CEC and CCME are calling on churches to join commemorations, honour and pray for those affected.
18 Jul, 2019
European churches express disappointment at EU ministers for not agreeing on search and rescue in the Mediterranean
Churches across Europe express disappointment about the failure of EU Ministers to agree on search and rescue arrangements in Mediterranean.
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.
19 Jun, 2019
The 6th Summer School on Human Rights of the Conference of European Churches took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
13 Jun, 2019
On World Refugee Day observed on 20 June, CEC together with Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe has issued a call.
4 Apr, 2019
A recent seminar at the European Parliament in Brussels brought into sharp focus the situation and resilience of people in Syria.
19 Feb, 2019
Dans la perspective des élections européennes qui se dérouleront du 23 au 26 mai 2019, la Conférence des Églises européennes (KEK) et la Commission des Églises auprès des migrants en Europe (CEME) ont conçu un outil intitulé L’Europe, NOTRE avenir – Action des Églises dans le cadre des élections européennes de 2019 pour encourager la mobilisation des Églises.
19 Feb, 2019
In the run up to the European Parliament elections CEC and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe have developed a tool "Europe: It’s OUR future"