Sunday 5. December 2021

The International Summer School – a place of change


For the ninth time in a row, COMECE has helped to organise the “Graz International Summer School Seggau” (GUSEGG) in Austria. The main theme of this year’s event was ‘transformation’.

ERASMUS+ without Erasmus?

European Commission

Would an Erasmus in Basel still be imaginable, or would he fall foul of the (planned) measures between Switzerland and the European Union?

Two Heralds of Peace Canonized

Church in Europe

Two 20th century popes will be raised to the altars on Sunday 27 April: both made pursuit of peace a priority.

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.

Monsignor Aldo Giordano’s Swan-Song

Church in Europe

The new nuncio to Venezuela may develop a fresh take on Europe from a distance of 3000 kilometres which Caracas affords.

The appeal to the “soul of Europe”

European Union

A metaphor, a misunderstanding, and their consequences.

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.

“Christians for the construction of Europe”

Colloquium of European Parishes

An unambiguous theme for the 27th Colloquium of European Parishes (CEP), held in Mellieha (Malta) from 7 to 12 July 2013.

Citizenship as a Christian Commitment

European Union

The European Commission identifies a series of practical measures to overcome obstacles to the exercise of European citizens’ rights. This is welcome: but Christians are called to look further.

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.

Save the date: Week 4 Hope / 24-27 June in Brussels


On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Ecclesia in Europa.


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