Youth poverty in Europe traps young people between hope and despair
Press release Caritas Europa will present on Wednesday, 28 March a new report on youth poverty in Europe based on research conducted in 16 EU Member States. The findings show that, contrary to previous generations, young people today are increasingly...
New publication: youth poverty in Europe
“…young people have a critical role. They are not the future of our peoples; they are the present. Even now, with their dreams and their lives they are forging the spirit of Europe. We cannot look to the future without offering them the real possibility...
Ivan Machalek - Victim of trafficking - The movie of his story was awarded with the Best International Film on Modern Slavery - Photo: Caritas Slovakia
The short film "IVAN" won the prize "Best international film on modern slavery" at the Unchosen Modern Slavery Short Film Festival celebrated on 15 March 2018. The 3 minute-long film narrates the authentic testimony of Ivan Machálek, a Slovak well-...
Forcing children to take their fingerprints is unworthy European ethics
Caritas Europa opposes European Institutions' idea of allowing national authorities to use coercion to obtain fingerprints and facial images of childrenin the context of the revision of EURODAC that stores data of migrants. Coercion of children in any...
A new Caritas Europa publication on youth poverty will be presented at the European Policy Center in Brussels on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at 15:00. Speakers at the policy dialogue: Andriana Sukova , Deputy Director General, DG Employment, Social Affairs...
End humiliating situation of migrants on Greek islands now!
Statement on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal As a result of the EU-Turkey deal that was struck two years ago, over 13,000 women, children, and men are confined to reside in humiliating conditions in overcrowded reception...

Migration and development matter!

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 13:00
MIND - migration.internconnectedness.development - source: pxhere
Caritas Europa is one of 12 Caritas organisations from 11 European countries taking part in a three-year project to raise awareness about the links between migration and development. Each year, Caritas will focus on a specific topic that covers the “...

Young people have a future!

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 08:00
Young people have a future. Photo: Caritas
Caritas Portuguesa presented yesterday in Lisbon the study " Young people in Europe need a future " on the situation of youth poverty in the country. In the study, Caritas Portugal depicts the day-to-day struggles that are stopping young people from...
Handshake between Allan Larsson, on the right, and Jean-Claude Juncker
By Allan Larsson , Special Advisor for the European Pillar of Social Rights When President Juncker asked me to serve as his advisor, I felt I had to begin by better understanding the roots of the discontent in the west. I came to a simple conclusion,...

Social rights are not for everyone

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 08:05
Thijs Smeyers
By Thijs Smeyers , Advocacy and Policy Coordinator at Caritas Belgium and Chair of Caritas Europa’s Social Inclusion and Integration Action Group Every citizen of every European country has social rights. That is, of course, a good thing. Nevertheless,...

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