Migrants and refugees are facing life-threatening conditions after snow and arctic cold blanketed Greece, Serbia and south-eastern Europe. Temperatures at night have dropped below minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) in some areas. Thousands of...

Syria: Peace is possible!

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 15:05
Syria: Peace is possible
“Let us implore the grace of heartfelt conversion for those responsible for the fate of that region” - Pope Francis. "This war has been the bleakest winter for Syria, but we know that after winter comes spring. With your support, Caritas around the world...
Poverty threatens 1.5 million inhabitants with eviction in the Czech Republic - photo: Caritas Czech Republic
Tomorrow 10 December, we will mark Human Rights Day. Poor and excluded people around the world are confronted with situations in which their human rights and their dignity are violated. This happens also in Europe. Iva Kuchyňková and Alžběta Karolyiová,...

Making Caritas sustainable

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 16:38
Making Caritas sustainable
Caritas Georgia implementing the Caritas Development Fund (CDF) The charitable foundation Caritas Georgia approached the Caritas Development Fund (CDF) for the first time in 2014. They then joined fully this newly established system that supports the...
Group Picture of Participants
The very first Caritas Europa learning path to be developed and delivered for the network was the Organisational Development Learning Path. It was developed for Caritas organisations that wanted to improve their organisational capacities and strengthen...

Migrants make Europe stronger!

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 10:13
Migrants make Europe stronger!
Caritas Europa has issued a new publication “Welcome – Migrants make Europe stronger” and casts the spotlight on “barriers” that prevent millions of migrants from becoming full-fledged members of the European societies in which they live. These barriers...

Injustice is not invincible!

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 05:30
Injustice is not invincible!
“The problems I see is in the attitude of employers, i.e. [in offering] moonlighting jobs, employers prefer [temporary] contracts for services instead of regular employment contracts. They frequently offer no benefits or care for employee.” ~ A Caritas...
Caritas Europa publication "Social justice and equality in Europe - is possible! The Caritas roadmap" is out now ! For more information, take a look at our press release or read the longer press briefing . The publication is available in English , French...
Bee farmer - Photo: Caritas Internationalis
Caritas Europa is concerned by the challenges ahead toward translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into European policies and will be closely monitoring the European Commission’s actions relative to achieving the promises set forth in the...
Madgas Hotel - Photo: Michael Mazohl, Caritas Austria
In the last years, we have seen an increase in in-work poverty, an insufficient reduction in unemployment in many countries and decreased and worsened access to services: social and health services, education, housing and culture. It is now clear that...

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