• Our work

    Eurodiaconia links diaconal actors to examine social needs, develop ideas and influence policies impacting Poverty and Social Exclusion, Social and Health Care Services and the Future of Social Europe.

    Eurodiaconia also provides a platform for transnational networking and best practice sharing.  


  • Our vision

    As the leading network for diaconal work in Europe, we look to develop dialogue and partnership between members and influence and engage with the wider society.  We do this to enable inclusion, care and empowerment of the most vulnerable and excluded and ensure dignity for all.


  • Our goals

    We aim to see a positive social change in Europe through:

    Praxis, enabling membership engagement and partnerships

    Advocacy, creating a network of competence to impact policies at European and national level

    Identity and values, supporting the development of approaches and thinking on Diaconia in Europe today


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Member Focus

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Diakonie Duesseldorf is the welfare organisation of the protestant congregations of Duesseldorf, the capital of the German federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia. Diakonie Duesseldorf was founded in 1916 and has been growing ever since: Today 2,300 coworkers and 1,300 volunteers help people to find solutions to their social problems and to open up new perspectives for their lives. Small children and school kids, unemployed people, homeless people or those addicted to alcohol, refugees, children and adults with handicaps and the elderly – we are working to give them new courage and joy of living.

In our 160 facilities all over Duesseldorf people in need not only find advice and help but are welcome to participate in the life of our congregations and our city. Homes for the elderly cooperate with kindergartens. Day centres for the homeless offer not only food and coffee but cultural activities as well. Donators, who support our care for more than 1,000 refugees, take refugee children on excursions. 

We promote a lively collaboration and exchange of ideas between our coworkers, academics and the city’s administration by regularly inviting them to professional congresses, cultural conferences or special events. The next event will be “La Futura Grande” from 28 March till 30 March: In cooperation with Polnisches Kulturinstitut (Polish Institute of Culture) we will discuss and visualize visions of politics, art and church.

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 Platz der Diakonie (Diakonie square) where our board, administration and some more facilities like a home for elderly people and a kindergarten are situated.

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Refugee mothers and their children in an asylym home.

For more information on Diakonie Duesseldorf please click here or contact Susanne Schwendtke.



  • 2-3 October, Novi Sad, Serbia, Roma Network meeting

 Eurodiaconia 2014 catalogue of events will be available soon

About us




Eurodiaconia’s policy work covers Poverty and Social Exclusion, Social and Health Care Services and Ensuring a Social Europe.

Capacity building

One of Eurodiaconia’s aims is to build the capacity of its members to influence policy at EU and national level. 

Working in partnership

Eurodiaconia is an active member of various organisations and values highly its formal and informal partnerships.


Useful links to organisations and institutions in the social field

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May 2014 European Elections: A Call from Christian
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From May 22nd to May 25th 2014, citizens of the European Union (EU) will elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). More than ever before, these elections will have a significant impact on the future direction of the EU.

For Churches, Christian organisations and Christians living in the EU the elections will be an opportunity to step into the conversation and discuss with candidates our vision of the Union, as a community which promote a just, participatory and sustainable world in which each person can live in dignity, fulfill his/her potential and live free from poverty. For more information please go to http://ecumenicalvoices2014.eu/. To access the leaflet please click here.

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