the Church of Scientology European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights has been listed as a Religious Organization. Thanks to the Ministry of Justice in Spain.
Established in Madrid, the corporation, representing Scientologists living in 37 member states of the Council of Europe. Operates across Europe and beyond, with headquarters in Brussels and offices in many European cities. Including Berlin, Copenhagen, Geneva, Paris, Strasbourg, Rome,
Vienna and Warsaw.
First established in the early 1990s in Brussels to deal with public affairs and human rights in geographic and political Europe. And to dialogue with EU official institutions and contribute to European values. The Office reflects the religion’s commitment to religious freedom and human rights. Since its inception, the Church has promoted the values enshrined in the European Convention. Especially in Human Rights and protected by the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights.
“Europe is evolving toward a more fair and democratic society.” Said European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights Director Ivan Arjona. “Where all citizens and nations grant greater importance to fundamental rights. Contributing to stronger and more fruitful cooperation among nations in Europe.”
As expressed in Article 17 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the European Union “respects and does not prejudice the status under national law of churches and religious associations or communities in the Member States” and “recognizes their identity and their specific contribution.” It “maintains an open, transparent and regular dialogue with these churches and organizations.”
Europe is evolving toward a more fair and democratic society, where all citizens and nations grant greater importance to fundamental rights, contributing to stronger and more fruitful cooperation among nations in Europe.