Thursday 21. February 2019

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.

A shared culture of remembrance

Martin Maier sj

The 11 November will be the hundredth since the armistice was signed at Compiègne.

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.

On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War

Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck

On 11 November 1918, after a war lasting for more than four years, representatives of the German Empire, France and Britain signed an armistice agreement in a railway carriage in the forest of Compiègne.

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.

Teilhard de Chardin: God in war

European Union

The reflections of Teilhard de Chardin can help us to perceive how God is present at the heart of situations as tragic as war, as he ventured to put his own experience into words.

Shared memory: reflections on the political identity of Europe

European Union

The European past is marked by a liability of mutual violence that has yet to be sufficiently discussed. French philosopher Jean-Marc Ferry asserts that part of that past “will not be consigned to the past”.

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.


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