Photo: Caritas Austria
Statement Caritas Europa fully supports the Council of Europe’s Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland’s call on the European Commission to recognise the European Social Charter as the “Social Constitution of Europe” and to consider it as a basis for the...
Photo: Walter Luttenberger, Caritas Switzerland
The main goal of the Council of Europe, with its seat in Strasburg, France, is to defend human rights. The best known aspect of the 47 member states’ strong organisation is probably the European Court of Human Rights. The Council of Europe rightly...

Poverty day in the Council of Europe

Thu, 03/11/2016 - 14:34
Council of Europe, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Each year, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe marks the 17th of October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, with the organisation of an event which brings together all those who are dedicated to overcoming poverty all...

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"Moved by the Gospel’s challenge, inspired by the witness of the prophets and by the practical knowledge of and the partnership with people and communities experiencing poverty, Caritas is an authentic expression of the Catholic Church’s diakonia, that is, service. For Caritas, our works of justice, peace and development are testimony of Christ’s love for humankind." Source: One Human Family, Zero Poverty - Caritas Europa Strategic Framework 2011-2020