Caritas at the frontline in Ukraine

Caritas at the frontline in Ukraine
Maksym takes his job very seriously. He is responsible for the security of the Caritas Ukraine teams working in the buffer zone along the contact line with the non-government controlled areas (called by its leaders the “Donetsk People's Republic” and the “Luhansk People's Republic”) in eastern Ukraine. Since...

ODSS: workshop in Freiburg

ODSS: workshop in Freiburg
It seems like yesterday, but one year and a half has already passed since the Caritas Europa Development Fund (CDF) Task Force first brainstormed about a new solidarity system for the network. We still didn’t know what name it would have, but the intention was clear: offering a...

ODSS: launch at the Regional Conference

ODSS
Are you wondering what the Organisational Development Solidarity System (ODSS) is all about? The members of our network are ready to answer you! The ODSS was presented to the network during the Caritas Europa Regional Conference in Tbilisi in early May through the testimonies of several members of...

A new way of accompanying Caritas

A new way of accompanying Caritas
The Organisational Development Solidarity System (ODSS) is a new way of accompanying Caritas organisations. Accompaniment is a relationship that starts with mutual respect and recognition of the values of the other partner. It is about walking the way hand-in-hand, learning from each other and growing together ; it...

A new solidarity system for Caritas Europa

A new solidarity system for Caritas Europa
A network is only as strong as its member organisations are. In Caritas Europa, we are well aware of this principle and we strive to always offer better tools to our members in order to strengthen their capacities. This is why we have designed a new solidarity system...

Management of EU Funds (CARES)

CARES stands for: Caritas Actions Reinforce the

The Institutional Advocacy Forum met for the first time!
On 16-17 January, Caritas Europa organised the first Institutional Advocacy Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia. Caritas Slovakia hosted the Forum in Centrum Salvator, which is run by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Saviour. The Forum gathered...

Turning injustice into justice!

Caritas Europa Learning Paths module
Caritas Ukraine at the Advocacy Learning Path “Injustice” is a word that has a very broad meaning and that exists in every society. It can be seen everywhere. Injustice triggers negative feelings in most people. However, the majority ignore it and tries to avoid thinking about it. They...

Catholic Social Teaching: Participation

Caritas worker helping the citizens
“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades."...

Philip McCarthy, pilgrim on European paths

Dr Phil McCarthy, together with other Caritas Europa Board Members, at the Regional Conference 2016 in Lourdes
At the Regional Conference of Caritas Europa, Philip McCarthy shared with us his inner and spiritual seeking done in Europe. He fulfilled his dream to walk on ancient pilgrims’ paths through Europe, looking for a different way of living. Philip experienced two solitary journeys of three months, which...

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