As "change agents" we must also hope to be "carriers"

Participants are involving in the workshops
Sharing a two year experience, with more than 20 colleagues from many different countries, in a short text and covering complex themes such as organizational development, leadership and strategic planning is not an easy task. But, as change agents, we must also hope to be “carriers” and believe...

"This is learning by doing"

Participants are learning by doing
The entire Organisational Development Learning Path (4 modules) has been meaningful to me. Especially with my role as Executive Director of Caritas Romania, I was able to use the tools immediately after each of the workshops by carrying out the related learning activities in between. Now, after I...
Photo: Jindrich Streit - Caritas Czech Republic
by Robert Urbé and Nathalie Georges, Caritas Luxembourg Vulnerable people are specifically at risk of poverty or social exclusion, particularly single-parent families – nearly exclusively headed by women –, unemployed people, persons with disabilities and children. Thus, almost twenty million children in Europe, more than 1 child in...
Beatification of Martyrs, Albania
Almost unbelievable: how such a small nation can be raised to the altar of the Lord through such a huge sacrifice: 38 blessed martyrs! Among one billion and three hundred thousand Catholics who live today on this planet, a community of nearly 500 thousand Catholics brought forth from...

People before profits – it’s time to end austerity

People before profits – it’s time to end austerity
The European Union is in the depths of a social emergency, said former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso back in 2012. Four years later, there are still no strong signs that this emergency is coming to an end. Austerity still prevails over investment, economic policy over social...

"Life means on-going sharing and dedication"

Andreea Paulet, Caritas Romania
English Version Love can have the same meaning as light, or we could say that love can be light as light can be love. We have been created to yearn for love; that is why we are feverishly seeking it, because without it we cannot go any further,...

In the Steps of a Good Samaritan

Tsenko Kostov, Social Worker at the Good Samaritan Centre of Caritas Bulgaria
“Ever since I was a child, I felt a great amount of pressure from my parents, especially from my dad, who always pushed me to work extremely hard in his desire for me to do better in life than he did. His dissatisfaction with his own life was...

Can debt counselling reduce poverty risks?

Can debt counselling reduce poverty risks?
“I have a big debt problem. There are attachments on my account, maintenance liabilities and about 30 creditors permanently seek my boss. My debt is approximately €50,000. I have to deal with €800 per month. From this amount I’ve to pay my rent, heating and electricity and I...
Caritas empowering communities to become resilient against disasters
The village of Dajc in northern Albania was flooded in March 2013. This was the third time within less than five years. Heavy rainfalls in the mountains and a bad management of hydroelectric power plants caused the river Buna to once more burst its banks and, within some...
MEP Viviane Reding, Paul Galles and Caritas Luxembourg President Marie Jose Jacoobs - Photo: European Parliament in Luxembourg
Across the Caritas Europa network, we are enormously pleased with and proud of the European Parliament's decision to award our friend Paul Galles with the European Citizen prize 2016 for “his efforts in coordinating young volunteers working with refugees in Luxembourg” . To receive the " European Citizen's...

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