human development, social justice and sustainable social systems

Consultative Forum

20 - 21 MARCH 2019

The second Caritas Europa Consultative Forum will bring together the network’s seven Action Groups

This Consultative Forum marks the mid-term of Caritas Europa’s Strategic Framework 2020 and provides an opportunity to look at the achievements and lessons learnt over the past two years and to find synergies for tackling the challenges of the next two years. It is a space for experts from different areas of expertise to meet and contribute to the same goal: building fairer societies and strengthening Caritas’ capacities to play a decisive role in this process.

Extra action group meetings are held just before or after the Consultative Forum. You should have received specific information about your meetings from the Secretariat. Please make sure that you have all the information necessary before you register and arrange your travels.

Who can attend

The event is open only for Caritas Europa Action Group members, members of the Caritas Europa Theological Advisory Group and YoungCaritas.


The Consultative Forum takes place in:

Novotel Ghent Centrum
Goudenleeuwplein 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

How to get there:

  • From Brussels airport, take the direct train to Ghent-Sint-Pieters station (55 min.) plan your trip here
  • From the Ghent-Sint-Pieters station, take the tram #1 or walk 30 min. itinerary

Accommodation will be communicated closer to the event


Participation fee

Registration before 16/2: free
Registration between 17/2 – 10/3: 100€
Registration from 11/3 onwards: 250€

Travel support

Caritas Europa covers:

  • Transportation costs from/to your airport;
  • Flights (up to 300€ for direct flights in the EU and up to 500€ for flights with layovers or for flights from outside the EU;
  • Train and tram expenses to get to the venue.

Caritas Europa will also book and pay your accommodation – if you have extra meetings before or after the Consultative Forum, the extra nights will also be booked and paid (please inform us accordingly in the registration form below).

Download here your expenses claim template


Registration for this event is closed


Ghent, Belgium


20 – 21

further information

Luis Teixeira
Finance and Administration Director
Tel: +32 (0)2 235 03 91