Wednesday 28. June 2017
Education

Getting together one year on: Celebrating the memory of British MP Jo Cox

UK Parliament

June marks the first anniversary since the murder of the gifted social justice campaigner and British MP, Jo Cox. A series of events are planned to celebrate what unites communities.

Brits Abroad: Young Catholics experience the European side of Brexit

Church in Europe

The Faith in Politics interns of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales reflect on a visit to Brussels, how Brexit influences their work and the church in the UK.

Mixed results for legislation on “conflict minerals”

European Union

After three years of negotiations, the European Union has finally got round to legislating on conflict minerals – definitely a step forward, but not going far enough.

Media literacy: What all of us need as digital citizens

European Commission

In the digital era, it is crucial for all of us to acquire a good level of digital media literacy.

For a more social Europe

European Commission

In March 2016, the EU Commission launched a consultation process for strengthening the social dimension in the European Union. The European Office for Catholic Youth Work and Adult Education is taking part.

Youth unemployment as seen by a Spanish Bishop

Spain

What are the long-term consequences of a younger generation being excluded from the job market? Recognising the problems associated with such exclusion, the Church must strive with hope and generosity to help young people who are unemployed, says Archbishop Juan José Omella i Omella, in an interview with EuropeInfos.

Chanuka and Eid at school?

European Union

How can we develop the celebration of feasts and festivals to be more inclusive? A Christian orthodox talks about the initiative she has launched in her country, Finland.

The burqa debate and the human face

European Union

The Europe-wide debate on the banning of the burqa has divided public opinion. Christian Rutishauser, Provincial of the Swiss Jesuits, poses some fundamental questions about what religious symbols stand for.

Artificial intelligence: will Terminator take over the workplace?

Industry

Just how far will artificial intelligence replace humans? Will it help mankind or will it turn humans into helpless onlookers?

Integrating refugees in Europe

European Union

The humanitarian crisis opens up a number of opportunities. In a position paper, the European Office for Catholic Youth and Adult Education calls for expansion of EU programmes and the political framework to support the integration of refugees in Europe.

Standing up to the National Front, as French nationals and also as Christians

European Union
Ballots for a candidate for France's far-right National Front political party in the first round of local elections are seen as election officials count ballots at a polling station in Illkirch Graffenstaden near Strasbourg March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Vi

In the recent regional elections in France, the ballot results revealed an unprecedented surge of support for the National Front (FN) party. France therefore joins the growing ranks of other European countries which over the past few years have also experienced the rise of the far right. Jérôme Vignon, President of Semaines Sociales de France, comments.

Agenda

> 6 June

The EU Commission together with the EMCDDA will launch the European Drug Report 2017, providing a comprehensive analysis of recent trends in the drug situation in Europe.

 

> 7 June
The EU Commission is expected to publish a Reflection Paper on the Future of the European Defence by 2025.

 

> 7 June
The EU Commission is expected to publish the Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: Communication on efforts to foster state, economic, environment/climate and social resilience in thirds countries.
 
> 15-16 June
A high-level event on EU Arctic Policy will be held in Oulu, Finland.

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