• 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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Active ageing round Table, Bratislava
20 September 2012
 
On the 25 – 26 October 2012 in Bratislava, the Evanjelicka diakonia ECAV na Slovensku in cooperation with Caritas Slovakia, Comenius University and Eurodiaconia are holding an Active Ageing Roundtable on the occasion of the European Year 2012 of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The meeting which will consist of lectures, discussions and workshops which will look at topics such as psycho-hygiene, relationships, activation therapies, community and diaconia, growing old with special needs among other topics. The language of the meeting will be Slovak, Czech and English. 
 
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Click here to see the programme and registration information
 
Promoting Access to Social Rights for All Young People

21 June 2012

From the 18 - 20th of September in the European Youth Center in Strasbourg, a preparatory seminar of a long-term training course for youth workers 2012 - 2014 (LTTC ) will be held. This preparatory seminar is the next phase of the Enter! project which will be initiated at the beginning of 2013. The preparatory seminar objectives are:

  1. To review current needs related to the access of young people to social rights.
  2. To review the results of the first phase of the Enter! project, in particular from the evaluation of the LTTC, and draw conclusions for the future steps;
  3. To identify and learn from youth work initiatives and projects related to enhancing access to social rights for young people, in view of further defining the training course;
  4. To define the course main features, namely approaches and types on interventions, expected outcomes, educational approaches, main support measures for the course, profile of participants, promotion and visibility, and evaluation features;
  5. To associate a variety of partners, both from the civil society and from local and national authorities, with the course and define their roles therein

Deadline to register is 29 June.

Find out more on the Youth Partnership website (info in EN and FR)

 

 


 

 
ECG's AGM and Seminar on Liberating Theology in Europe

22 May 2012

The European Contact Group on ecumenical social action (EGC) is holding their Annual General Assembly on the 6th of July and a seminar on Liberating Theology in Europe on the 7th of July in Linz, Austria.

If you are interested to join their AGM, please have a look at the following documents below:

 
Conference: Disability - Theology - Church

20 February 2012

On the 8th and the 9th of March at the University of Heidelberg, the Diakoniewissenschaftliche Institut, the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, the (catholic) Caritas Behindertenhilfe und Psychiatrie, the Katholische Hochschule Berlin, the Bundesverband evangelische Behindertenhilfe and the (catholic) Arbeitsstelle Pastoral für Menschen mit Behinderung are organising a conference on the theological foundations of inclusion and the consequences for diaconal work. The full programme as well as the registration form can be downloaded  here . The conference will be held in German.

For more information about the conference go to http://www.dwi.uni-heidelberg.de/kongress2012/  or contact Dietmar Kauderer, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
Ageing in Europe: discovering and defining scopes in Central and Eastern Europe

16 February 2012

From the 5th - 9th of November in Berlin, DWEKD is organising a Consultation on Ageing in Europe. The Consultation will focus on discovering and defining scopes for social services for elderly people, dementia, family relationships, neighbourhood concepts in Central and Eastern Europe.

The conference will be held in German, English and Russian and the regitration fee varies between 199 euro (without accommodation) - 399 euro (including a single room). If you would like more information about this event, please contact Eva Wiesenecker, Ecumenical Diakonia This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call on +49 711 21 59 502.

 
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