Monday 10. December 2018
Education

The Synod on Youth: what is its impact for young people in Europe?

Church in Europe

Annelien Boone is a director of the youth pastoral service in Flanders, and she represented all Belgian young people at the Synod on Youth in Rome. She talks to us of her experiences and of the impact for young Europeans.

Schuman Encounters: a valuable opportunity to know ourselves better

The Church in Europe

The meeting in Rome organised by COMECE in October 2017 on the subject of (Re)thinking Europe triggered a large number of reflections by those who believe in the interest of the European construction and wish to increase its visibility among its citizens. This is what gave rise to the Schuman Encounters project.

Students on the trail of the “Great War”

European Union

Since 2014, Prof. Ulrich Bartosch has been leading a seminar project at the Faculty of Social Work of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, which examines the First World War under the heading “Commemorations in connection with the Great War”.

The Fiquelmont letter: a message of peace and hope

European Union

An extraordinary discovery: a bottle found in 1981 under the roof of a farm in Lorraine contained a message left in 1916 by six German soldiers addressed to future generations.

The disruptions of 1918 for the populations of Eastern Europe

European Union

Antoine Arjakovsky believes it is necessary to pool memories in order to truly bring peace after the wounds inflicted by the conflict in Europe, especially in the east.

Controversy surrounding the House of European History

European Parliament

The House of European History was opened in May 2017 in Leopold Park in Brussels, not far from the EU institutions. It was almost immediately beset by a serious controversy concerning its concept and content policies.

The dream of a European Campus

European Union

Building Europe through education was among the main proposals the French president Emmanuel Macron put forward in one of the most pro-European speeches by an EU leader that can be remembered since years.

A ban on circumcision?

Iceland

A draft law that proposes a ban on circumcision was presented to the Icelandic parliament before ultimately being withdrawn. However, similar proposals are being considered in several regions of Europe. This would be a violation of the European and international laws ensuring religious freedoms, according to Grégor Puppinck.

European memories: integrating our common past

European Union

2018 will be dominated by the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. According to the EU Ambassador to the Holy See Jan Tombinski, addressing gaps in a collective European conscience is indispensable to prevent the degradation of hope for a common future.

Education: Extending competence or going beyond?

European Commission
Studious female high school student

Critical reviews of two training documents from the EU Commission and the Holy See: how do they differ, where do they agree and in what areas do they complement one another? An invitation to further analysis.

A Fellowship Programme for European Leaders

-> JESC Training offer

 

In the recent Rome Dialogue “(Re)thinking Europe” there was a repeated call to form future European leaders in the spirit of Christian social teaching. The Jesuit European Social Centre offers a new training opportunity as from January 2019.

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