Photo: Walter Luttenberger, Caritas Switzerland
The main goal of the Council of Europe, with its seat in Strasburg, France, is to defend human rights. The best known aspect of the 47 member states’ strong organisation is probably the European Court of Human Rights. The Council of Europe rightly...

Let’s liberate Europe from poverty

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 09:01
Let’s liberate Europe from poverty
The next Caritas Europa publication “Social justice and equality in Europe – is possible” presents our vision for resilient social models in Europe, which is based on the analysis of social realities on the ground. According to our vision, such social...
Welcome: migrants make Europe stronger
Caritas Europa publication “Welcome: migrants make Europe stronger – Caritas’s practices for an inclusive Europe” will be published this December. In it, we describe the multitude of obstacles witnessed on the ground that hinder the participation of...

Poverty day in the Council of Europe

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 14:34
Council of Europe, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Each year, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe marks the 17th of October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, with the organisation of an event which brings together all those who are dedicated to overcoming poverty all...
Caritas in the Caucasus region make themselves ready to save lives
The national Caritas composing the Eastern Europe-Caucasus Emergency Group organised their 6th regional meeting last 4-6 October in Kiev. The group works since many years with improving its members’ capacity and readiness to act in case an emergency...
Hunger is still destroying the lives of millions of people in the world
Statement on World Food Day 2016 Every 16th of October, in Europe and across the globe we celebrate World Food Day. On World Food Day we also pay tribute to those who lost their lives or livelihoods fighting against hunger and malnutrition and to salute...
Paul Galles with Ms Reding and Caritas Luxembourg President Ms Marie-Jose Jacoobs
Today, Caritas Luxembourg's Paul Galles will receive the European Citizen Prize 2016 from the European Parliament for his work with migrants and refugees. Caritas organisations across Europe congratulate Paul for this reward. We are proud of this...
Caritas Serbia leads inclusion work for people with disabilities in South Eastern Europe
”Caritas’ main task is to promote the dignity of every human being and solidarity, which has been imprinted in all the creation”. With these words, Msgr. Stanislav Hocevar, Archbishop of Belgrade and President of Caritas Serbia, opened the Regional...
Caritas Lebanon Syrian Refugee Camp - Photo: Caritas Internationalis
Caritas Europa’s Secretary General Jorge Nuño Mayer will bring Caritas’ experience to the discussion that bishops and delegates from Europe’s Bishops’ Conferences with responsibility for the pastoral care of migrants will hold in Madrid on 26-27...
A boy playing in CSAN child facility in the UK - Picture: CSAN
The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, and its aspiration to achieve a “ social triple-A rating ” by re-balancing the EU’s existing prioritisation of financial and...

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