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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13 Apr, 2021
COMECE and CEC: “Churches have an important message and value to add to the Conference on the Future of Europe”
CEC and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) addressed a letter to the newly appointed members of the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe on 8 April 2021, advocating for the integration of churches in the Conference Plenary as distinct key stakeholders, in line with Article 17 TFEU.
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.
26 Nov, 2020
In a European Commission’s high-level meeting for Religious Leaders hosted by Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger, among other church leaders, contributed to the discussion on “The European Way of Life”.