Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC)

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1956-12-11 Strasbourg France


Founded 11 Dec 1956, Strasbourg (France), by the Bishop of Strasbourg, at the request of the laity, following foundation, 6 Nov 1949, of Catholic Secretariat for European Problems – Secrétariat catholique pour les problèmes européens (SCPE). Original title Catholic European Study and Information Centre – Office catholique d'information et d'initiative pour l'Europe (OCIPE) – Katholisches Sekretariat für Europäische Fragen – Europai Katolikus Informaciós Központ – Katolickie Biuro Informacji i Inicjatyw Europejskich. Subsequent title: Jesuit European Office - OCIPE. Current title adopted Jan 2012. Registered in accordance with French law, Strasbourg. Offices in Strasbourg, Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary) and Warsaw (Poland). EU Transparency Register: 73391376305-20.


Promote reflection and engage in dialogue and advocacy on: political, social and economic problems dealt with by the European Union and the Council of Europe; ethical and spiritual problems arising from society's responsibility for its citizens, especially developing countries and the environment, with a special concern for relations between the EU and Africa; cultural and spiritual problems which concern human values such as peace, justice and human dignity. Serve as a centre for European initiatives which seeks to establish links between Christian organizations and European institutions, support European unification and act as a critical voice in its development.


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