Social and Economic Issues Archives

Mental Health from the perspective of European Churches and Diaconal Organisations
Contribution of European Churches and Diaconal Organisations to the Green Paper “Improving the mental health of the population: Towards a strategy on mental health for the European Union.” - May 2006

Common view regarding the first reading of the Proposal for a Directive on Services in the Internal Market in the plenary session of the European Parliament
We note the forthcoming first reading of the draft “Services” Directive in the plenary session of the European Parliament. We wish to comment on the proposal for a Directive on Services in the Internal Market and express some concerns. - January 2006

Conference Reader: A Common Vision for a Social Europe
A joint Conference of the Church & Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches and Eurodiaconia Brussels - 25 November 2005

Strengthen a mutual sense of responsibility in European Societies
Contribution of European churches, diaconal, migrant and youth organisations to the EU Green Paper on demographic changes. - October 2005

Letter to Luxemburg Presidency on Lisbon Strategy
Eurodiaconia and the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) welcome the efforts of the European Commission to provide a better implementation of the Lisbon Strategy and utilise the enlarged Union’s potential in order to create prosperity and to increase opportunity and justice for all its citizens. - 18 March 2005

A joint answer from Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches and Eurodiaconia to the Questionnaire on Social Services of General Interest for the Social Protection Committee and the European Commission - 14 December 2004

Sustainable Development and the European Union-The Need to Develop New Strategies and New Lifestyles. Report of the working group on Economy, Ecology and Social Issues - May 2002

Papers by former EECCS:
Sustainable development and the market economy: integrating environment in EU-economic and employment policies. - January 2000 (Part II, click here)

The dominant economic model and sustainable development: are they compatible? - June 1995