The refugee situation: it’s all about European core values!
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, Caritas Europa reminds the European Union and its Member States that there are solutions to Europe’s current solidarity crisis. There is no need to put the lives of migrants and refugees at risk and to...

The Hotspot Approach

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 17:00
Photo: Lefteris Partsalis/Caritas Switzerland
Position Paper “We have witnessed a new practice in the context of the hotspot. People coming from sub-Saharan African countries that are considered safe are issued with deportation orders as soon as they arrive on the Italian territory. They are not...
Jetta Klijnsman, Dutch Secretary of State for social affairs, receiving Caritas' End Poverty report - Photo courtesy of Arie Kievit
Caritas Europa is pleased to see that, as promised, the Dutch EU Presidency has pushed poverty onto the EU Council’s agenda. We now invite the Council to take a step forward in eradicating poverty in Europe and to adopt the conclusion on “Combating...
Caritas calls on EU to increase support for peace process in Colombia
The Colombia Working Group of Caritas Internationalis asks the European Union to maintain and strengthen its support for the Colombian peace process. Too many are still living in fear of and suffering from the conflict that has ravaged the country for...
Photo: Lefteris Partsalis/Caritas Switzerland
Joint statement by Caritas Europa and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Europe While interior ministers meet tomorrow and Friday to discuss EU migration policies, people trying to reach the safety of Europe continue to die en route . Caritas Europa and Jesuit...
Regional Conference: Pope Francis’ dream of Europe can be reality!
In the light of Pope Francis’ dream of Europe, the Caritas Europa Regional Conference calls on European leaders to join forces with people, civil society organisations and churches to build an inclusive and outward looking Europe. Europe is increasingly...
Picture: Andre Zelck, Caritas Germany
Over 300 people from across Europe will gather in Lourdes at the end of May for a 4-day Caritas Europa conference to contribute to the building of the European project. 44 Caritas organisations from 42 European countries will participate with delegations...
Photo: Andre Zelck/Caritas Germany
Caritas Europa has assessed the implementation of the Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) of 16 EU Member States as they relate to poverty reduction and employment growth, and which were endorsed in July 2015. This evidence-based assessment comes...

Migrants and refugees have rights!

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 17:37
Migrants and refugees have rights!
“We escaped from death. We used to live as normal people in a normal country. We used to run our own business. We had a great and happy life; my wife, my children and the rest of my relatives. But we have lost everything now... During the war, I lost my...
Refugees volunteering with Caritas Serbia
Refugees from worn torn countries, who are trying to reach the borders of Europe, have joined Caritas Serbia's team while stranded in Presevo. These new volunteers help distribute food, translate and look after others in need. Anas , a 19 year old boy...

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