Friendship and the meaning of Lent in our times

Friendship and the meaning of Lent in our times
Some days ago three friends met for lunch. One was a priest serving the European bishops, the second one was a Dominican father and the third one a Caritas person. They started to talk about Lent in current times. And they got so deeply engaged in the discussion...

Why should Europe care more about family?

Why should Europe care more about family?
Ahead of Christmas and the Feast of the Holy Family, Caritas Europa would like to invite you to a reflection on the value of family , based on Caritas grassroots experience and our advocacy positions. Family reunification fosters resilience of migrant communities. Despite the fact that the EU...

Right to family life for all in the EU? Utopia?

Right to family life for all in the EU? Utopia?
I have recently met Ahmed, a 17-year old Afghani boy, who wants to bring his mother to Belgium. After he dealt with a lot of administration in Belgium in order to lodge his request, his mum had to travel from her home village to Kabul to obtain identity...
Alex Kelemen from Caritas Alba Iulia presented the situation in his region at the seminar in Brussels.
On 24 th June the Brussels office of the German Nordrhein – Westfalen (NRW) Region organised seminar on poverty and social exclusion in some countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The purpose of the seminar was to explore the causes of migration of many low-qualified people from Romania,...

Education is an important and necessary step for integration

Education is an important and necessary step for integration
Guided by the view that Bulgarian schools are the best place for learning Bulgarian language and the most effective means for integration of refugee children in Bulgarian society, Caritas Bulgaria organized a round-table discussion on the topic " ACCESS - providing full access to the national education system...
Report from Global Forum on Migration and Development 2014 – Break-out session 3: At this year’s GFMD Civil Society Days, break-out sessions are set up to allow for concentrated debate and discussion on key issues, the result of which will be communicated to the government representatives during the...

The European elections seen from Armenia

The European elections seen from Armenia
A poll was conducted for the European Parliament’s 8th election, making it obvious that among Europeans there is an increase in social-democratic sentiments, which are now presented under certain nationalistic “sauce”. The new position of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats over the European People’s Party will...
The European elections seen from Moldova photo courtesy of Euroasianews.com
The European elections seen from Moldova. From Chisinau Europe and European elections certainly are seen otherwise than in Brussels. Moldova looks at Europe today through the window of EU integration opportunity, which for us can develop two totally different scenarios: 1. European integration is an economic development opportunity...
Migration and Development: Silvia Sinibaldi, our policy officer for international development, gives us highlights from the first day of the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Stockholm. Stockholm, 13 may 2014: This year’s event comes in a very crucial moment. Global civil society is deeply engaged in...
CDF is about being able to better work in the name of charity and justice
Caritas Development Fund , also known as CDF, is an intra-network solidarity mechanism that was introduced in 2013 as a new way of contributing to Caritas sustainability across Europe. CDF is slowly finding its way and place in the network. And brings about changes of behaviour along with...

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