• 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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Calls for project proposals
Call for proposals: Information centres for intra-EU migrant workers and posted workers

23 May 2014

A call for proposals has been launched on "Preparatory action: Information centres for intra-EU migrant workers and posted workers". With this call the European Commission is addressing the challenges EU migrant workers and their family members face, such as discrimination and barriers to exercise their right to free movement, due to still poor national compliance with the EU rules in this area. There is limited provision of information at national level both to the workers themselves and other stakeholders.

The overall scope of this Preparatory Action is to explore the feasibility of cross-border networking activities which intend to improve the facilities for support, advice and information provided at national level to EU migrant workers and their family members and to ensure that such support and assistance can be provided in a cross-border context. The is intended to support a maximum of three initiatives aimed at networking experiences between the already existing Equality bodies and/or entities established at national level to support EU migrant workers. Each initiative shall cover a minimum of five eligible countries.

Actions should focus on (1) Provision and distribution of informationto EU migrant workers as well as posted workers; and (2) Legal support to EU migrant workers.

The deadline for the call is 20 June 2014. The maximum duration of the project is 12 months. The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is EUR 700 000 with the European Union co-financing percentage limited to a maximum of 80% of the total eligible costs of the action. Applicants must contribute at least 20 % of the total eligible costs of the action.

Elegibility criteria:

- Applicants must be an already existing Equality Body in a Member State as established by EU law or be an entity established at national level to support EU migrant workers

- Act in co-operation with at least 4 co-applicants established in at least 4 other different Member States which are as well already existing Equality Bodies as established by EU law or entities established at national level to support EU migrant workers

 This Call for proposals is intended to finance specific actions, projects or initiatives. Therefore grants are not intended to finance the normal operations of the bodies presenting applications; they are intended only to cover additional expenditure linked directly to the activities of the project. Eligible activities may consist of (non-exhaustive):

-  case studies;
-  cooperation projects;

-  training activities;
-  monitoring actions;
-  awareness and dissemination actions;
-  counselling and mentoring activities;
-  research and collection activities
-  dissemination of information

The call for proposals can be accessed here. If you are looking for partners or need any further information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Provision and distribution of informationto EU migrant workers and posted


Legal support to EU migrant workers

2014 NextBankers Bringing Europe Back to People Competition Prize is open!

22 May 2014

The 2014 Next Bankers Prize awards up to 2000 Euros to projects that have a positive impact on European citizens and are organised by organisations or individuals based in the European Union. NextBankers is the first online application to fund and follow EU democracy and will be launched in June 2014. With Nextbankers, small or big innovators from across the EU can find their audience to finance and realise their great projects.

Organisations that are seeking financial solutions to develop their project must be considering the option of crowd funding for the entire or just a part of their financing structuring and must be ready to put their fundraising campaign live on Nextbankers as from
15th of June 2014.
Projects eligible for funding shall be in one of the following categories: employment, housing, health, education, environment, food, craft, culture, Africa, diplomacy, crisis response, democracy, business or technology. Members interesed in applying are asked to explain in one sentence the positive impact of their project and send it together with your name and the amount of funding requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Access the flyer to learn more about the 2014 Next Bankers Prize.

EEA and Norway Grants - Open call for proposals

22 May 2014

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe. They are set up for five-year periods. For the period 2009-2014, €1.798 billion has been set aside under the Grants. Country allocations are based on population size and GDP per capita, making Poland the largest beneficiary state, followed by Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

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The grants operate through programme-based funding models. Each beneficiary country agrees on a set of programmes with the donor countries, based on national needs and priorities and the scope for cooperation with the donor countries. This means that both the number of programmes and what programme areas they cover vary from country to country. To find out which programmes are funded in your country and for further information on how to apply, please click here.

See the list of eligible countries and the amount of funding allocated to them in the 2009-2014 period. Grants are available for non-governmental organisations, research and academic institutions and public and private sector bodies. Eligible applicants may also include foundations, social enterprises, and faith-based organisations. Projects that are financed under the programmes may be implemented until 2016. Bilateral project partnerships with entities from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are widely encouraged. In several programmes partnerships are mandatory. All programmes must adhere to standards relating to human rights, good governance, sustainable development and gender equality.

Currently, 28 calls for proposals are open and can be accessed here. Deadlines vary from call to call. Please consult the link for further information or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in case of any questions you might have.

Call for Applications for the European Health Award 2014

10. April 2014

The European Health Award's rewards initiatives aiming to improve public health and healthcare in Europe and includes a price of €10,000. The 2014 winner will be presented at the 17th European Health Forum Gastein in October 2014.

To apply for the call, initiatives must focus on public health or healthcare delivery and address an important threat to the health of the population in terms of prevention or health promotion, improving quality of care or access to care or through increased efficiency or cost-effectiveness. It should also be innovative, sustainable and have the potential to be transferable to other countries and should still be in its implementation phase in at least 2 European countries and not being completed at the time of application. Applicants should be able to provide some initial results from their project.

The deadline for application is 30 May 2014. For more information, please click here.

New EU Funding Programmes 2014 - 2020

18 February 2014

2014 sees the start of the new seven year period for the EU budget, and therefore the start of new and revised EU funding programmes, a number of which are very relevant for the work of diaconal social service providers. Eurodiaconia is currently in the process of writing member briefings explaining the new EU funding programmes and how they could be relevant to the work of our members. These will be available on our website under the specific programme page.

Relevant calls for project proposals will be updated regularly on the specific programme pages. If you have any questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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