Letter to the budget-committee of the European Parliament

The European Office today sent a policy letter, drafted in cooperation with its´ members, to the rapporteurs on the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. The reason for this are the current MFF…

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Churches-EU Dialogue

COMECE and CEC meet with German EU Presidency An ecumenical delegation of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) have met…

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Coronavirus, COMECE and CCEE Presidents raise a common prayer to God

In response to the difficult time communities all over the world are facing due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and H.Em. Card. Angelo Bagnasco, respectively Presidents of…

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BAGFW and DGB publish statement on the MFF and the ESF+

Recommendations of BAGFW and DGB  on the European Commission’s revised proposals for the MFF 2021-2027, the Recovery Instrument and the ESF+:  the financing of a social Europe is at risk! In May…

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Erasmus+ Coalition joint statement on the revised proposal for EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

Following the publication of the modified proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 by the European Commission the Erasmus+ coalition has published a joint statement. Erasmus+ Coalition joint statement on the revised…

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Now more than ever: For our Europe!

Düsseldorf, June 29. The corona pandemic has brought about relevant youth and social policy changes for young people. Now during the German EU Council Presidency we must set the course for a…

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Inclusive Youth and Education Programmes

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recommendations towards inclusive Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes For the civil society organisaation subscribing to this position paper, inclusion is an essential part of their daily work – be…

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The Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027: The State of Play

Introduction The multiannual financial framework (MFF) lays down the maximum expenditure of the European Union for the duration of seven years. A number of EU funding programmes which are important for the…

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Make use of the leeway: Communicating Europe in non-formal civic education

The EU is an essential issue in civic education. But how can the comprehensive and sometimes perceived as boring topic “European Union” be communicated in civic education work? The European Office has…

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Strengthening EU democracy: but how? European Conference 2019 in Brussels

For two days, experts in youth and adult education discussed how civic education can contribute to strengthening EU democracy after the disappointment about the dismissal of the Spitzenkandidatenprozess. The debate is old.…

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“Every vote counts” – Report on the conference 2018

The Generation What Survey of the European Broadcasting Union has shown that 59% of young people between the ages of 18 and 34 have little or no trust in Europe and the…

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Amendments on Erasmus 2021-2027 submitted

The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union for the promotion of education and youth is going to expire on the 31st of December 2020. Already at the beginning of this year preparations…

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Amendments to the European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027 submitted

Althought the regulation for the solidarity corps 2018-2020 has not been approved, the successor programme needs to be negotiated. The European Office, the Assocation of German Social Welfare Organisations (BAGFW), the Bavarian…

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Position paper on the Commission proposal for Erasmus 2021-2027 adopted

The catholic organisations and the European Office have adopted a position paper on the proposal of the European Kommission on Erasmus 2021-2027. We welcome the document which contains many positive propositions. In…

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Free interrail tickets for 15.000 young people

More than 100.000 young people have participated in the pilot project on “Discover EU”. Discover EU is a new initiative of the EU with the goal to distribute free interrail tickets among…

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EAEA and European Office publish joint position paper

The European Association for the Education of Adults and the European Office for Catholic Youth and Adult Education have published a joint position paper on the future of Erasmus+. The paper focuses…

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Implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights: Social Scoreboard launched

After the interinstitutional proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in November 2017, the European Commission and Eurostat have begun applying the social scoreboard. The Social Scoreboard is a new public…

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Archbishop Hollerich elected new President of COMECE

His Excellency Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg, was elected President of COMECE on the 8th of March 2018 by the Delegates of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union. Archbischop Hollerich…

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Erasmus+ position paper published

  Strengthening non-formal youth work and adult education Position Paper on the further development of Erasmus+   The present paper was drafted in collaboration between 5 organisations active in catholic youth work…

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Programme Guide Erasmus+: German version published

The European Commission has now published the German version of the Programme Guide for the new Erasmus+ programme. The official Programme Guide offers a detailed overview on funding opportunities, application deadlines and…

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Amendements of the Catholic European Office adopted

The Education and Culture Committee in the European Parliament (CULT) deals with an own initiative report, that is a request to the European Commission to legislate, to promote entrepreneurship among young people. Although…

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