The Future of CCME
Since the 12th Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) in Trondheim 2003, CCME is in the process of integration with CEC to the benefit of both organizations.
The aim of the integration is to strengthen the churches’ common witness and service on the important issues of migration today.
The 12th Assembly of CEC asked that CEC and CCME to pursue the question of integration. In the succeeding years, the process of negotiations continued.
As in 2004 the added agreement of cooperation had been adopted by the CEC Central Committee, a meeting between the CEC-CCME negotiation group discussed a number of items, like CEC restructuring, future of CEC’s gender related work and further steps.
The CCME General Assembly took note of the progress of cooperation with CEC and the endeavors towards the integration between CEC and CCME and decided to proceed with the integration process.
The CEC-CCME Negotiation Group had extensive deliberations on issues to be clarified and finalized a Memorandum of Understanding between CEC and CCME, which was adopted by the CCME Executive Committee (ExCom) and CEC Central Committee in November 2007. This memorandum of Understanding set out the basis on which integration between the two organisations would take place.