EUROPE

We advocate for justice within European organisations, inspired by the Jesuit mission for reconciliation on social issues and environmental protection.

As Secretary for European Affairs, Fr Martin Maier SJ coordinates JESC’s interaction with individuals and groups connected to the life and activities of the European Institutions. JESC’s European Affairs role entails facilitating discussion and reflection of European issues through means of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops and publishing articles.  Our hope is to encourage strategies and ways of thinking that favour of the common good and the interests of the marginalised and the environment.

Along with its partners JESC seeks to nurture the vision of Europe based on the Gospel. In this mission we make use of Christian social thinking and the orientations of the last general congregations of the Society of Jesus. We focus on the areas of poverty, human rights, ecology and climate change. Our fundamental reference point is Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.

Articles

The EU between a deadly risk and an innovating vision

  The European Union faces a deadly risk. Due to the lack of solidarity in the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic the future of the...

Solidarity – a vaccine for Europe

In late March, in one of his rare public statements, former European Commission president Jacques Delors gave a dramatic warning, “The climate that persists...

Don´t give up hope! Insights from Laudato Sí in times of crisis

In the present situation of confusion and dismay, a first thought should go to the victims of the corona pandemic. There is so much...

10th European Public Communication Conference – EuroPCom 2019

The EuroPCom 2019 took place on the 7th and 8th of November at the European Union institutions quartier, more precisely at...