Protection of Refugees

Caritas Europa stresses states' responsability to ensure that asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants are treated with dignity and are acknowledged as one of the most vulnerable groups in Europe's societies.

Caritas across Europa offer realistic solutions to people in need of assistance because they are seeking refuge in a country other than their home country. The network works on programmes that include projects for reception of asylum seekers, provision of legal and social counselling services, facilitation of processes for integration of refugees and permanent residents as well as resettlement and voluntery return programmes.

Caritas Europa conducts policy and advocacy work in this field with the aim of: 

  • Actively contribute to and influence EU migration and asylum policies.
  • Further develop activities and policies in the fields of integration of immigrants and refugees.
  • Strengthen Caritas advocacy capacity on national level regarding the European migration and asylum agenda