Thursday 17. August 2017

The Jesuit European Office - OCIPE

 

The Jesuit European Office, OCIPE, was founded in Strasbourg 1956, at the invitation of the then bishop there. In 2011 OCIPE is present in Brussels, Budapest and Warsaw, with an antenna in Strasbourg.

 

OCIPE seeks to accompany the construction of Europe: in serving its personnel in their professional and spiritual discernment, in sustaining critical reflection from the perspective of Christian faith on European values and responsibilities, and in promoting Europe’s solidarity internally and with the wider world.

 

www.ocipe.info

 


 

COMECE

 

COMECE is the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community. It is made up of Bishops delegated by the 26 Catholic Bishops' Conferences  of the European Union and it has a permanent Secretariat in Brussels.

 

The objectives of COMECE are:

  • To monitor and analyse the political process of the European Union
  • To inform and raise awareness within the Church of the development of EU policy and legislation
  • To maintain a regular Dialogue with the EU Institutions (European Commission, Council of Ministers and European Parliament) through annual Summit meetings of religious leaders, Dialogue Seminars, various Conferences and by taking part in Consultations launched by the European Commission.
  • To promote reflection, based on the Church's social teaching, on the challenges facing a united Europe

COMECE is funded by the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union. Its Secretariat is currently made of 11 advisors.

 

www.comece.eu

 

Agenda

>17 July
The Commission will present its 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe. This year's edition will focus on the issue of intergenerational fairness.
 
>24 July
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) will bring together economic and financial ministers from all EU member states in order to review EU economic policies, taxation issues and the regulation of financial services.
 
>17-18 July
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be held in Brussels. Member States’ ministers responsible for fisheries and agriculture will participate in order to discuss issues relating to agriculture and fisheries, including food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health.
 
>31 July – 11 August
COMECE headquarter in Brussels will be closed.
 
28 – 31 August
The European Parliament’s Committees will take place in order to prepare the legislative work for Parliament's plenary.

 

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