Conference on the Future of Europe
Together with our ecumenical partner the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), we are excited to contribute and deliver to the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Representing millions of active European citizens, European churches look forward to shape our common future, bringing forth a Christian perspective toward the development of the European project.
The Conference on the Future of Europe is a European Union initiative, aiming to engage people from across Europe to share their ideas and shape their common future, through a wide range of debates and discussions. The Conference launched on 9 May 2021 on Europe Day, plans to reach conclusions in guiding the future of Europe by spring 2022.
Churches will participate as distinct key stakeholders, in line with Article 17 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU), which foresees an open, transparent and regular dialogue between the EU institutions and the churches.
For more information please contact Ms. Lena Kumlin, Senior EU Policy Advisor
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30 Jun, 2022
H. Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and Rev. Christian Krieger, presidents of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and of the Conference of European Church (CEC) met with the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola on Wednesday 29 June 2022 to discuss the final report of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), as well the ongoing war in Ukraine and the implementation of the Article 17 Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU).
26 Jun, 2022
The CEC General Secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen commended the EU-initiated Conference on the Future of Europe. However, he stressed that European churches and faith-based communities would have liked to see their concerns, especially related to freedom of religion and belief, featured in the final report that articulates results from the CoFoE.
27 Mar, 2022
To connect with CEC Member Churches across Europe, CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen brings highlights from significant CEC activities in a video update each month.
25 Jan, 2022
Rev. Christian Krieger, president of CEC made recommendations at the Third Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe, highlighting the need to bring the EU closer to the European citizens by inventing new means of democratic debate. He also critiqued European policies on migration that compromise universal human rights.
18 Jan, 2022
CEC highlighted churches’ vision for the Conference on the Future of Europe in European Commission’s High-Level Dialogue Meeting, emphasising the contribution of Christian voices, together with other faiths, in developing Europe’s future.
13 Jan, 2022
Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen, general secretary of the Conference of European Churches conveyed heartfelt condolences on the passing away of David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament.
9 Dec, 2021
The event “Our hope for Europe” held in Brussels, brought into focus churches’ contribution to the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe. It was organised by the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and Chapel for Europe, with participation from representatives of the three main EU institutions.
15 Nov, 2021
Churches' aspiration to actively engage with the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) was affirmed in a contribution by CEC’s Senior EU Policy Advisor Lena Kumlin. She was participating among other European faith representatives at the Article 17 Dialogue Seminar on CoFoE, hosted by Vice-President Roberta Metsola.
4 Nov, 2021
An ecumenical delegation, representing CEC and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, met with the Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša on Friday 5 November 2021 in Ljubljana, to discuss the implementation of the Slovenian EU Presidency’s priorities.
23 Sep, 2021
In the Group of the European People's Party (EPP Group) Conference in Rome, in collaboration with Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger contributed to discussion on "Christian values and the Future of Europe".