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Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe

Identification number in the register: 01765274994-03
Registration date: 14/01/2011 14:43:26

The information on this entity was last modified on: 30/03/2015 09:34:42
The date of the last annual update was: 30/03/2015 09:34:42
Next update due latest on: 30/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe


international non-profit organisation (aisbl)

    Section of registration

V - Organisations representing churches and religious communities

Organisations representing churches and religious communities

    Contact details

rue Joseph II, 174
Brussels 1000

(+32) 22346800

    Person with legal responsibility


General Secretary

    Person in charge of EU relations


General Secretary

    Goals / remit

"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.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Asylum and migration policy, anti discrimination







European asylum and migration policy, including integration and anti-discrimination/racism
EU border policies, search and rescue operations,

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

50%: 2  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Doris Peschke 14/01/2015 12/01/2016
Torsten MORITZ 20/11/2014 18/11/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation


Diakonie Austria(0),
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),
Diakonie Germany(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),
ARCA Romania(0),
AIDRom Romania(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).

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

25,000 € - 49,999 €

317,634 €

15,879 €


15,879 €

Foundations, churches agencies

301,755 €

100,547 €

122,644 €

16,674 €

61,890 €

CCME's core activities are financed by members'contributions, specific fundraising is undertaken for project activities

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.