European bishops and Abat Oliba sign a cooperation agreement

The agreement signed between the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU and the Commission of Episcopal Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) aims to open fields of collaboration for the development of training projects, programs and activities. 

Maria José Atienza-July 6, 2021-Reading time: 2 minutes
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The Abat Oliba University CEU and the Commission of Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) have signed a collaboration agreement laying the foundations for the future deployment of joint projects.

The agreement was signed telematically by the Secretary General of COMECE, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, and by the Rector of the UAO CEU, Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga. The event was attended by the policy advisor of COMECE for Education and Culture, Emilio Dogliani, the legal advisor for Migration, Asylum and Religious Freedom, José Luis Bazán, and the Vice Rector for Institutional Relations and Faculty of the UAO CEU, Sergio Rodríguez López-Ros.

Students and research

The agreement provides for the UAO CEU to share with COMECE results and materials born from the scientific and dissemination activity of the university that may be of mutual interest such as some that have already been carried out in recent years in this university related to digital transformation, the environmental paradigm in the magisterium of Pope Francis, religious freedom in the EU, migration and asylum issues, data protection, protection of religious minorities or the role of the elderly in the context of demographic change.

In addition, among the points it is established that outstanding students of the UAO CEU can make visits and academic stays at the headquarters of COMECE (Brussels, Belgium) and the eventual participation of members of COMECE in the summer university of the UAO CEU.

What is COMECE?

The Commission of Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) is the organization in charge of conveying to the EU institutions the contributions and points of view of the Catholic Church. It also travels the other way around, informing the different Episcopal Conferences about the general lines of current affairs in the EU.

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