Friday 25. May 2018

Privacy Notice

Information to the data subject


in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation


This legal notice concerns data collected from persons who have expressed the wish to receive the monthly newsletter Europe-infos.


Identity and contact details of the data controller


Association des Episcopates de l'Union européenne A.i.s.b.l., Square de Meeus 19, 1050, Brussels, Belgium. Telephone number: + 32 (0) 2 235 05 10. E-mail address:


Purposes of the processing for which the personal data are intended


Subscription to the monthly Newsletter published by COMECE and JESC.


Legal basis for the processing


The legal basis for the processing is the consent provided by the data subject in accordance with Article 6(1), point (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation.


Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data


Editor-in-chief and webmaster of Europe-infos.


Criteria used to determine the period for which the personal data will be stored


Personal data are stored up to the moment when a data subject withdraws or does not confirm.


Rights of the data subject


The data subject has the right to request from the controller access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability in accordance with Articles 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation.


The data subject has the right to withdraw consent to processing at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal, in accordance with Article 7(3) of the General Data Protection Regulation.


Furthermore, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation.


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.





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.



Monthly newsletter, 11 issues per year
Published in English, French, German
COMECE, 19 square de Meeûs, B-1050 Brussels
Tel: +32/2/235 05 10, Fax: +32/2/230 33 34

Publication director: Fr Olivier Poquillon OP
Editors-in-Chief: Johanna Touzel and Martin Maier SJ

Note: The views expressed in europeinfos are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of COMECE and the Jesuit European Office.