Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe
international non-profit organisation (aisbl)
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Ms Doris PESCHKE
Ms Doris PESCHKE
"CCME is an ecumenical organisation that serves the churches in their commitment to promote the vision of an inclusive community through advocating for an adequate policy for migrants, refugees and minority groups at European and national level. In fulfillment of this mandate it is responding to the message of the Bible which insists on the dignity of every human being and to the understanding of unity as devoid of any distinction between strangers and natives.” (CCME mission statement)
Founded in 1964, the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) is an organisation of churches and ecumenical councils from currently eighteen European countries.
Since the General Assembly of CCME in October 1999 in Järvenpää/Finland the mandate of CCME has been expanded to cover the whole area of migration and integration, refugees and asylum, and racism and xenophobia. CCME s work on uprooted people is part of the cooperation with the Conference of European Churches and the World Council of Churches.
CCME provides a space for churches and Christian agencies to share their experiences in the ministry among migrants, refugees, and minority ethnic persons. CCME is part of a wider ecumenical network of the World Council of Churches and the Conference of European Churches. It participates in a network of NGOs throughout Europe and has launched the Migration News Sheet and the Migration Policy Group.
CCME maintains regular contacts with the European Commission, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union. CCME also holds official observer status with the Council of Europe (Strasbourg/F) and observes the Migration Committee of the Council of Ministers. This enables CCME to monitor European policy-making in the migration, integration and asylum spheres and to present the concerns of the churches to the relevant institutions.
CCME promotes the adoption and implementation of international standards such as the European Social Charter, the European Convention on the Protection of the Legal Status of Migrant Workers, and the UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. CCME has also made specific proposals for the adoption of a European immigration policy and for equal treatment of European citizens and third-country nationals.
Asylum and migration policy, anti discrimination
European asylum and migration policy, including integration and anti-discrimination/racism
EU border policies, search and rescue operations,
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United Prot. Church Belgium(0),
Church of Cyprus(0),
Czech Ecum. Council of Churches(0),
Finnish Lutheran Church(0),
Finnish Ecumenical Council(0),
Orthodox Church of Finland(0),
French Prot. Federation/CIMADE(0),
Ev. Kirche in Deutschland(0),
Church of Greece(0),
Hungarian Reformed Church(0),
Fed. Protestant Churches Italy(0),
Protestant Church Netherlands(0),
Council of Churches NL(0),
Church of Norway(0),
Slovak Ecum. Council(0),
Evang. Church Spain(0),
Church of Sweden(0),
Council of Churches SE(0),
Swiss Fed. of protestant Churches(0),
Churches Together In Britain and Ireland(0),
Council of Afro Caribbean Churches(0),
Methodist Church UK(0),
Joint Council for Anglo Caribbean Churches UK(0),
Cherubim and Seraphim Council of Churches Europe(0)
CCME is co-chair of the European NGO platform on asylum and migration EPAM
CCME maintains close collaboration with the Conference of European Churches and represents this in the European Council on Refugees and Exiles ECRE.
CCME is part of the Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM) of the World Council of Churches
CCME is a (founding) member of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR).
01/2013 - 12/2013
25,000 € - 49,999 €
Foundations, churches agencies
CCME's core activities are financed by members'contributions, specific fundraising is undertaken for project activities
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.