The Jesuit Conference of European Provincials belongs to the Society of Jesus, promoting faith and justice. Its mission is to help people find God – the service of faith. The JCEP work in partnership with lay people as well as with other religious and priests who share the same sense of mission. In all our ministries we care for the person as a whole – mind and heart, body and soul.
The Jesuit Social Centre (JESC) is a non-profit organisation that provides and nurtures vision and values for Europe. Its mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of the poor, the marginalised, refugees and forcibly displaced people; and to voyage with the youth in their quest for the common good. JESC is motivated by the service of faith and the promotion of justice in European political structures.
Caritas Europa is a Catholic network working with people of all faiths to end poverty and to promote the dignity of all people. It is part of the global Caritas Internationalis network that has 165 members around the world. Its work is inspired by the 7 principles of Catholic Social Teaching, with a particular attention to the preferential option for the poor and vulnerable. Caritas Europa has 49 member organisations in 46 countries across the European continent.
COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, is made up of Bishops delegated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of the 27 Member States of the European Union. A single Bishop represents Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. In accordance with its Mission as defined in its Statutes, COMECE monitors the political process of the European Union in all areas of interest to the Church.
The European Laudato Si’ Alliance (founded 2020) is a group of Catholic organizations that have joined forces to promote climate and social justice in the name of Laudato Si’. The following are members of the alliance: COMECE, JESC, CIDSE, an international family of Catholic social justice organizations; Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM); Justice and Peace Europe; and the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (observer member) (CCEE), Caritas Europa.
The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe is an umbrella organisation of family associations from all over Europe. Their General Secretariat is based in Brussels, Belgium. They are aiming to be the voice of the family from a Catholic perspective in Europe cherishing its beauty, its wealth and the dignity of each of its members.
Management Centre Europe (MCE), as part of the American Management Association (AMA), is a leading International Management Development Provider. MCE has trained more than 2,000,000 Managers and Business Professionals globally. Its clients, more than 1,000 multinational organisations, have strengthened the Leadership, Management and Business Skills of their workforce. MCE have been in the EMEA region for 59 years and its team is composed of 200 Learning and Development professionals.
Brussels is soon opening a city-based Chapter organisation of Jesuit-educated alumni living in the EU capital, open for former students of Jesuit universities, colleges, secondary schools as well as Jesuit-led education Programmes. It is offering not only traineeship placement for ELP but also a rich network of mentors.
Created in 1998, the Aisbl Chapelle Van Maerlant (an international non-profit association, under Belgian law) was named after the street in which the building was situated. In 2004, the association changed its name and become the Aisbl Chapelle pour l’Europe. According to its statutes, the Chapelle pour l’Europe aims “to contribute to the pastoral and liturgical service of the European milieux” and “to promote ecumenical cooperation and to develop religious, social and cultural activities” (Article 3 of the Statutes).
Porticus was established in 1995 to professionally coordinate and develop philanthropic activities of Brenninkmeijer family entrepreneurs. Porticus
strives to understand the complexities of the systems we seek to change, assessing where we can make the most impact and engaging the skills and knowledge of broad coalitions of local and global partners to tackle the root causes of problems. Porticus professionals develop and manage grants and programmes in more than 90 countries.
The University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA) is an offspring of the former Jesuit University of UFSIA. It is an independent nonprofit organisation founded by the Society and members of the former UFSIA with the aim of continuing the Jesuit university project, that is focused on problems and issues that express the Christian ideology. The centre wants to contribute to a more just and better society through education, community service and academic research. We are striving to become the centre of reference for the rich intellectual, spiritual and pedagogical heritage of the Jesuits in Antwerp.
The Josefa Foundation aims to connect refugees made vulnerable by their uprooting from their country of origin, and who are seeking to integrate into our “society”, among us who are their hosts, in order to change the way we look at each other. The Josefa Foundation welcomes and hosts in the Josefa House refugees, for a limited time, and accompanies them in their inclusion project, taking into account the physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of each individual.
Serve the City is a global movement of volunteers showing kindness in practical ways to people in need. They partner with homeless shelters, refugee centers, orphanages, and other associations, offering help and support. Serve the City creates events that mobilize many volunteers to serve in simple ways – sports, music, arts and crafts, meals, friendship and more. They aim to be the connection between the good intentions and talents of people who could volunteer and provide a meaningful opportunity for them to get involved.
The ELP is a Brussels-based project where you, an emerging leader, will develop skills through theoretical and practical methodologies by living together with your fellows for five months.