European Pillar of Social Rights

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 08:03
Maria João Rodrigues
By Maria João Rodrigues , MEP Back in 2007, the Lisbon Treaty set the following main objectives for the European Union (EU): “full employment and social progress in a social market economy, the combating of social exclusion and discrimination, solidarity...
Volunteer Maurits (81) continues to believe that it can be different
By Maurits Latré , volunteer From the homily, info evenings and door-to-door collections about refugee work, Maurits went on to establish his own social and poverty organisation called ‘t Vlot in the Belgian region of West-Flanders, with which Caritas...

Europe’s youth need a future!

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 08:00
Youth need a future! Caritas Portugal new publication
In a new study about youth poverty in Portugal, Caritas Portugal casts the light on the difficulties that young people born in disadvantaged families face to break the inter-generational transmission of poverty. With youth unemployment at 20.8% (6.1%...

Equal rights, equal duties!

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 13:48
Photo: A. Pawloff/Caritas Austria
Statement on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018 On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Caritas Europa asks European institutions and governments to break stereotypes regarding parental care responsibilities in families by...
Photo: Antonio Fantasia/Caritas Europa
Statement on the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice, 20 February 2018 On the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice, 20 February, and with a view to the upcoming inter-governmental negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration (GCM),...
New Caritas study: Europe must break the inter-generational transmission of poverty Cares report by Caritas Czech Republic
A new Caritas study on the situation of young people in the Czech Republic confirms that poverty is inherited and maintains young people stemming from disadvantaged backgrounds trapped in poverty. The most common poverty-related situations that young...

A Charity Carol

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 08:50
A Charity Carol
Caritas Czech Republic held the eighteenth edition of Tříkrálová sbírka (Three-Kings collection): the largest volunteer event in the Czech Republic. According to the tradition, the three-king carolers walk from house to house and bring people joyful...
It is time for European governments to commit to social rights
Statement on the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe’s Recommendation on Social Rights, Brussels, 24 January 2018 Caritas Europa supports the recommendation that the Conference of International non-governmental Organisations of the Council of...
Member States must foster a welcoming Europe
Statement on the occasion of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2018 On the occasion of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Caritas Europa calls on the European Union and Member States to foster a welcoming Europe that values a...
Shannon Pfohman: “Caritas works for the common good putting people first”
Openness, transparency and regularity shape the dialogue introduced by the Article 17 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the Europe Union aiming at building the bridge between the EU and churches, religious associations, communities as well as...

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