Dialogue Seminars have a longstanding tradition in the cooperation between the European Commission and the Churches in Europe. Since their beginning in the early 1990s, they have proved to be a significant discussion forum for matters of common concern. They represent an important element of the open, transparent and regular dialogue between the European Commission and the Churches in Europe.
Dialogue Seminars take place usually twice a year. They are co-organised by the BEPA (Bureau of European Policy Advisors of the European Commission) together with COMECE and the Church & Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC).