• 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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FEANTSA conference on Homelessness and Research

18 October 2012

On 17 October 2012 FEANTSA organised a conference on Homelessness and Research in the European Parliament. Members of Parliament and key experts from relevant organisations got together to discuss the importance of data collection and analysis for policy makers in order to have a clear idea about the number of people affected by homelessness and the services they need.

The Italian research institute Istat carried out in-depth surveys looking at services available for the homeless, service providers as well as interviewing the homeless themselves and presented the results at the conference. The very insightful data showed that about 25% of the homeless population in Italy is working an average of 13 days a month and only 10% have never worked at all. This proves the labour capacity among the homeless. Even more astonishing is the fact that more than 50% of the homeless survive on the streets without any income at all.

Paolo Pezzana from the Italian Federation of Organisations for the Homeless emphasised that there is nothing romantic about being homeless and it is very important to create a public image of homelessness that reflects the reality. The data provided by Istat is very valuable in terms of advocacy, policy making and clearing up stereotypes and prejudices, if communicated effectively. Nevertheless, only a few Member States have carried out research on homelessness on a national level. 

Despite the fact that the number of homeless people is increasing evermore in times of the crisis, the EU has not adopted a strategy on homelessness. Eurodiaconia is calling on the EU to stand behind the values that it promotes. We believe that the EU needs to address this issue by adopting a comprehensive and holistic strategy on homelessness that goes beyond the provision of shelter and food.

To see the conference flyer, please click here.

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. 
Click here to see the flyer
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


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