JESC

The call for applications for the European Leadership Programme (ELP) will close in less than a month, remaining open until the 8th February 2019.The ELP is a Brussels-based project where emerging leaders can develop skills through theoretical and practical methodologies by living together with their fellows for six months.Designed as a training programme on EQF-level 7, continuing from Bachelor programmes on level 6, the ELP is interdisciplinary, as contributions from fields of political...
Henry Longbottom SJ with the three bishops
The Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) recently received a delegation from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) department for International Affairs. Henry Longbottom SJ, from the Jesuit European Social Centre in Brussels, met with Bishop Tom Burns, Bishop Nicholas Hudson, and Bishop Paul McAleenan to discover their most pressing concerns.The Catholic Church’s role in conversations about future UK-EU relationsBishop Hudson,...
The Round Table event at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Brussels
As the UK prepares to trigger Article 50 this week and to begin its withdrawal from the European Union, the Jesuits in Brussels - including a scholastic from Britain - have been exploring issues relating to conflict minerals, respect for human rights and European consumer behaviour. Henry Longbottom SJ from the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) joined representatives from the Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network and the Justice and Peace Commission for a Round Table and photo exhibition,...
Patrice has worked as a child miner in the DRC since he was eight: Jesuit Missions
The Jesuit Refugee Service and the Jesuit European Social Centre have welcomed a move announced this week by the European Union (EU) to clean up Europe’s trade in minerals; but they have also criticised negotiations for a new law on so-called 'conflict minerals' as “half-hearted”, with too many concessions and loopholes. The proposed Regulation is meant to ensure that minerals entering the EU do not finance conflict or human rights violations, requiring certain EU...