Sunday 5. December 2021

The Sternsinger carol singers stand up for child refugees in the European Parliament

Church in Europe

More than 20 million of the world’s refugees are children and young people. They were the focus of the 56th “Three Kings” carol-singing event, which included visits by the Sternsinger carol singers to the European Parliament and COMECE.

Erasmus+: new support for youth mobility in Europe

European Union

With more resources the new EU programme represents an important step in the fight against youth unemployment. Moreover, it also offers further possibilities.

Creating opportunities for young people

European Parliament

Education and training play a significant role not only in coping with the crisis in Europe but also in the personal development of the individual. That was the conclusion of the conference on the situation of young people in Europe.

European identity: young people raise the question


COMECE co-organised the 8th International Summer School in Austria, designed for internationally oriented students, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European affairs.

Creating new opportunities for Young people

European Parliament

The Youth Conference on 4 September is being organised by the COMECE secretariat, Don Bosco International, Rete Juventutis and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, and is hosted by MEPs Patrizia Toia (S&D) and Thomas Mann (EPP).

A New EU Migration Policy to attract Foreign Students and Researchers

European Commission

A proposed Directive seeks to increasing the number of talented internationals who may reside in the EU.

Souls of Europe: Stefan Zweig

European Union

The European Union today may seem unsure of itself, its political leaders vacillating, its intellectuals confused in regard to the way ahead and vague about Europe’s identity. For the Austrian author, Stefan Zweig, Europe was his Heimat, his home, and even though not a believer in any classical sense, he was convinced Europe had a soul.

A step towards a more social Europe?

European Commission

“European economic governance needs to be balanced by a social dimension,”stated representatives of the Churches in Europe at a meeting with the Irish EU Presidency in Dublin on 8 March.

Epikeia – better justice for Europe

European Union

2013 is the “European Year of Citizens”. This year was nominated to raise public awareness about the rights and obligations of Union citizenship. But how can and should EU citizens understand and maintain their rights and obligations?

Rethinking education?

European Commission

At a time of crisis and cuts to the welfare state, the mantra of reforms in exchange for efficiency has also reached education.

Giving better recognition to non-formal and informal learning in Europe

European Commission

At least since the time when the concept of “life-long learning” has served to define European education policy, skills and abilities that can be acquired outside the formal education systems have assumed increasing importance.


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