Photo: Isabel Corthier/Caritas Belgium
Statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2018 Ahead of the negotiations on the new Dublin system that Member States will hold in the next European Council, Caritas Europa calls on EU Member States to stay true to the founding values of the...

As if it was a game

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 09:44
Photo: Ornela Xhemaj
Caschi Bianchi* -Francesca Benenati and Ornela Xhemaj- visit to Lesvos and Chios The children I met in the refugee camps of the islands continue to inhabit my dreams. Those dreams you make in the early morning and that remain in an unconscious and remote...
Refugees in Lesbos with Caritas International
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, 20 June, and in the context of the current negotiations on the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), Caritas Europa calls on European governments to increase safe and legal pathways for refugees by expanding national...
Starting all over again: a doctor in Afganistan, an interpreter in Caritas Athens
Caritas Athens’ Help Center at 8, Emmanouil Benaki street is a point of reference in supporting Greeks or foreigners who are in need, face challenges, need to share their burdens, their hopes, but also their joy each time they accomplish a goal or...

Family: a vital cell of society

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 10:04
Antoine Renard/FAFCE
By Antoine Renard , President of FAFCE Everywhere the consequences of the economic and social crisis in the daily life of families can be seen: unemployment, indebtedness, poverty… Even more serious is the crisis of values which is at the origin of this...
Ana Pérez /COFACE
By Ana Pérez , Communication Manager at COFACE Families Europe On May 15 2018, the United Nations is celebrating families and inclusive societies, exploring the role of families and family policies in advancing Sustainable Development. This year, COFACE...
David Casa/European Parliament
By David Casa , Member of the European Parliament As an MEP sitting on the Employment and Social Policy committee gives me the opportunity to work on policies which have a direct impact on people’s daily lives, particularly on the wellbeing of our...
Martina Veverková/Caritas Czech Republic
By Martina Veverková , Social Analyst at Caritas Czech Republic Story of Jana: Caritas saved my life One of my strongest experiences at Caritas was the encounter with Jana, a vulnerable yet strong woman, mother of two, whose life is a clear picture of...
Photo: Lubomír Kotek/Caritas Czech Republic
Jana is a young woman from west Bohemia. She had a dream of working as a chef in a spa hotel, so she went to a college specialised in chef trainings. At the time, Jana met a partner on a social website. He was funny and she liked him a lot. Things moved...
Investing in families is investing in our societies
On the occasion of International Day of Families, 15 May 2018, Caritas Europa calls on the European Union and its Member States to invest in family friendly policies. Family is the basic unit of society and one of the three main pillars of any fair...

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