President Juncker delivering his state of the union speech - Picture: courtesy of the European Commission
Media reaction to the European Council of June 28-29 Today, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual speech about the State of the Union. Caritas Europa regrets that Mr. Juncker’s speech was a missed opportunity to outline a...

Let’s make Europe work for everyone

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 09:04
Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
By Marianne Thyssen , European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility At the start of my mandate, Europe counted an invisible Member State. It was populated by disillusioned young Europeans and people living in poverty...

Diversity creates innovation

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 09:03
Mohammad Abdalmuhsen and Rolf Assev, Caritas Norway
“Job applicants with foreign names should be at the top of the application pile in companies with international ambitions,” says Rolf Assev, job mentor at Caritas Norway. A job mentor is a volunteer who meets an immigrant or a refugee regularly to talk...
Mohammad Abdalmuhsen, Caritas Norway
“I don’t want to complain, I came here as a refugee and have been given opportunities. But I had a good job in Syria, a good financial situation and played football in the elite division. It’s tough to start all over again,” says Mohammad Abdalmuhsen...

A precarious situation

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 09:01
Nikita Sanaullah, Policy Officer on Social and Economic Inclusion, European Youth Forum
Young people’s experience in the labour market By Nikita Sanaullah, Policy Officer on Social and Economic Inclusion, European Youth Forum I’ll never forget the desperation I felt at 23. I had just completed a Masters degree on which I had worked so hard...

Fostering inclusive labour markets

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 09:00
Timothy Ghilain, Senior Policy Officer - Employment, Education, Early Intervention, EASPD
Using the European Pillar of Social Rights to foster inclusive labour markets – what are you doing about it? By Timothy Ghilain, Senior Policy Officer - Employment, Education, Early Intervention, EASPD The European Union has signed and ratified the...
Human trafficking is a crime against humanity - picture: Caritas Internationalis
On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Caritas announces the creation of the Euro-Mediterranean project to conduct cross-border research between Caritas organisations in Europe and the Middle East, towards improving the protection...

Emergency: Wildfires in Greece

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 08:51
Greece wildfires
24 JULY The 24 July 2018 a fire started at 12.03 am in Kinetta (Greece), principally in a forest area but soon it expanded to residential areas that have been evacuated. Later, a new fire started in the area of Rafina and Penteli mountain. Due to the...
Roundtable on inclusion of migrants into the labour market
On 28 June, Caritas Europa organised a roundtable on multi-stakeholders' strategic partnerships for the active inclusion of migrants in the labour market. As Jorge Nuño Mayer, Secretary General of Caritas Europa, highlighted “for an effective and...
Treating refugees as the problem is the problem - Picture: courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Media reaction to the European Council of June 28-29 After consulting the Draft Conclusions of the ongoing European Council , Caritas Europa regrets that EU leaders could not make substantial progress on the deeply needed reform of the Dublin Regulation...

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