Say yes to human mobility and no to Fortress Europe

Syrian refugees find shelter in tents on a field in Salihli, Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey - Photo: Isabel Corthier/Caritas
World refugee day will be commemorated on Tuesday, 20 June. EU Heads of State and Foreign Affairs Ministers will gather around this date in the European Council and Foreign Affairs Council to agree, once more, on ways to keep migrants out of the EU. Out of sight may...
Makeshift settlements outside Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. Famine is spreading alongside with diseases linked to poor sanitary conditions - Photo: Amunga Eshuchi/Trocaire (Caritas Ireland)
The European Union is on the verge of adopting proposals to reorient its development policy to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to “ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind”. However, instead of sending a strong signal of its commitment...
Volunteer from NGO Gipsy Eyes at European Parliament in Strasbourg, Caritas solifest event in December 2011 - Photo: Elodie Perriot - Secours Catholique - Caritas France
Caritas Europa is strongly committed to the European project that the founding fathers devised in the aftermath of World War II. Inspired by their Christian values, the founders established an unprecedented space of peace, freedom and socio-economic...
Statement: Rome Treaty Anniversary - Caritas Europa won’t give up on Europe!
Asylum Seekers are not a threat - Our policies are a threat to them!
Caritas Europa mourns the loss of 50 lives of asylum seekers in Austria and over 200 off Libyan shore in the last 48 hours. Their death would have been avoided if a common European safe and legal access pathway were in place. “Fortress Europe” is...
World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Put the dignity of the person in the centre of migration policies
On the occasion of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (19 January), Caritas Europa wants to remind European decision-makers that migration needs a European approach that put the dignity of the person in the centre, in accordance with the EU Charter...
The Future of the Welfare State
 Caritas Europa to the EU after the Lampedusa tragedy: Protect People in Need while Protecting National Borders
By Thorfinnur Omarsson Caritas Europa’s Executive Board urges EU Member States to protect people in need while “protecting” national borders. The Board discussed the tragic and unnecessary loss of lives in the waters off the Italian island Lampedusa at...

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