• 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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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.

AAL Association launches 2014 Call for Proposals with the topic “Care for the future”
The call focuses on the challenges imposed by ageing demographics and declining health in older adults which put unaffordable pressures on care systems and society. Therefore, change and innovation is required to better cope with these challenges.

The call for proposals aims at funding the development and testing of ICT-based solutions in real life situations which enable and support sustainable care models for older adults. Applicants should consider:

  • How ICT-based solutions reconcile increased demand with limited resources;
  • How ICT-based solutions increase and facilitate the supply of formal and informal care for older adults;
  • How ICT-based solutions reduce the demand for care through prevention and self-management;
  • How ICT-based solutions can support the shift towards better care at home and in the community.
This call challenge aims to stimulate approaches and investments in innovations that build sustainable care systems and improved health and wellbeing for older adults. The proposed solutions shall include new concepts necessary to ensure person centred care for older adults; they should consider the growing importance of both formal and informal caregivers across NGO, public and private sectors to deliver future care services and maximise the opportunity for technologies to support care and new providers to enter the market.
The eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to:
  • Consortium composition of at least 3 independent eligible organizations (legal entities), from at least 3 different AAL Partner States participating in the Call for Proposals
  • Consortium must include at least one eligible for-profit business partner
  • Consortium must include at least one eligible for
  • profit SME partner which can be the business partner
  • Consortium must include at least one eligible end-user organization
  • Size of the consortium: 3-10 partners
  • Duration of the project: 12–36 months
The closure date for applications is 26 June 2014, 17h00 Central European Time (CET).

More information can be found 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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