“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign
Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas global campaign "Syria: Peace is Possible". “I would like to address all the faithful and all of those who work with Caritas to build a just...
Brexit – Europe, what is happening to you?
Statement of Caritas Europa We are concerned about Europe. Brexit is surely a challenge for the UK and the European Union (EU), but also for the entire European continent and its residents. All what happened around this referendum shows – once more in...
The EU agenda behind the Migration Partnership Framework
In this in-depth analysis, migration and development expert, Bob van Dillen, exposes the weaknesses of the European Commission's Migration Partnership Framework and questions its capacity to really serve the purpose of helping people in need...
EU-Turkey agreement: Founding fathers’ shoes seem to be too big for EU-leaders
Caritas Europa urges leaders gathering at the European Council meeting of 28-29 June to rethink the EU-Turkey agreement. The ongoing migration and asylum situation is revealing an emerging threat to European values. Today, Caritas Europa issued a new...
Everyone’s reason to apply for asylum is unique! “Yes” to individual assessment of asylum application. “No” to concept of “safe country of origin”
In Caritas Europa’s newly issued position paper on the concept of “safe country of origin” , the pan-European network argues against the idea of using nationality as a filter to dismiss asylum applications. Caritas Europa urges the European Parliament,...
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...

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