Roma children attending an educational programme - Photo: Caritas Romania
The Council of Europe’s Conference of International NGOs has called on the European Union to recognise the European Social Charter as the Social Constitution of Europe in a recent communiqué . Peter Verhaeghe, policy and advocacy officer for social...
Migrants and refugees on a rubber boat during a rescue operation - Photo: Andreas Soldaro/AFP
Statement on the EU’s approach to migration and the case of Italy Caritas Europa strongly condemns Member States’ lack of solidarity towards Italy. The country is delivering humanitarian assistance to children, women and men in desperate need who have...

7th regional EECCEG workshop

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:55
7th regional EECCEG workshop
The Eastern Europe-Caucasus Caritas Emergency Group, also known as EECCEG, organised its seventh regional workshop in Rostov, Russia on 29-31 May 2017. The EECCEG has been working together since 2011, constantly seeking to improve its members’ capacity,...
Photo: Isabel Corthier/Caritas
Statement on the occasion of World Refugee Day, 20 June 2017 Caritas Europa calls on EU Heads of State and Foreign Affairs Ministers to change tack on migration and seize the opportunity to gain strong global leadership on asylum and migration during the...
Firemen fighting Portugal fire - Picture: Lusa - Civil protection
Update: 19 June 2017 Non-food items collection successfully completed Caritas Portugal thanks the thousands of people who have offered much needed materials for the 150 families, who are currently homeless because of the fires. This collection is now...
Caritas Lithuania brings poverty issue to national political agenda
Photo (from left to right): Bishop Kęstutis Kėvalas, Jorge Nuño Mayer, Minister Linas Kukuraitis, Deimantė Bukeikaitė, Arūnas Kučikas Last 6 June, Caritas Lithuania organised a meeting with the national Minister of Social Security and Labour, Linas...
Man sorting stones from rubbles after his house was destroyed by earthquake, Nepal - Photo: AFP Photo / Matthieu Alexandre / Caritas Internationalis
The importance of enabling local communities to act as humanitarian actors is often overlooked from major donors, who tend to focus more on the respect of standards than on the urgency of delivering fast and effective life-saving support. This was the...
One of the first large groups to leave Caritas Greece's protection centre in Lesbos for the relocation programme, with final destinations including Portugal, Spain and Germany - Photo: Caritas Greece
The Greek island of Lesbos, the second biggest of the country and just separated from Turkey’s coastline by 10 kms of the Aegean Sea, is no stranger to the arrival of asylum seekers and migrants. More than half a million people in need of help have...
European governments must take into account role of family as key pillar for sustainable social models
Statement on the occasion of the International Day of Family Caritas Europa reminds European state governments about the importance of protecting family life. Families have a central role in any sustainable and inclusive social model as they create and...
Investing in Children Recommendations: Caritas Europa joins civil society reponse to European Commission - Picture: Jindrich Streit, Caritas Czech Republic
Caritas Europa is of the opinion that the European Commission's staff working document of the implementation of the 2013 Investing in Children Recommendations is a good starting point to develop further actions to take, both at national and EU level...

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