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

Low-skilled immigrants? EU and US evidence calls for a nuanced policy

“I can say quite clearly: Don’t come over” (U.S. President J. Biden, Mar 17 2021) 1 Immigration is a perennial and complex human reality. It originates...

JRS Europe welcomes new Director

Alberto Ares SJ has been appointed the new director of Jesuit Refugee Service Europe (JRS). The new Director will work towards a Europe where human rights,...

Ethics and sustainability

We are living not only an epoch of change but a change of epoch. Digital and technological innovations are creating a huge range of...

Luciano Larivera SJ appointed as JESC’s new Secretary for European Affairs

Luciano Larivera SJ has been appointed the new Secretary for European Affairs at the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC). He is succeeding Fr. Martin...

Martin Maier SJ first remarks on the new role

Martin Maier, Secretary for European Affairs at the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) since 2014, has been elected as new Director of Adveniat by...