• 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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Roma

Roma inclusion is a hot topic here in Brussels, especially in view of the recent EU Framework on national Roma integration strategies just adopted. We also know how important it is for Eurodiaconia members to share with others about their work with local Roma communities. For this reason Eurodiaconia established a Roma Network in 2009, and the Network has been growing and developing. The Network meets annually but we also send out a monthly Roma Network e-news covering Roma specific EU policy news, events, calls for proposals and resources and publications. If you have information to share with the Network such as an event announcement or a publication that you would like to feature in an issue of the Roma e-news, please feel free to send me the information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Eurodiaconia has written a policy paper on social rights for Roma as well as a briefing for our members which accompanies which explains how to get involved in Eurodiaconia’s Roma work as well as how to use the policy paper.

• Policy paper: Social Rights for Roma
• Briefing: Social Rights for Roma

If you would like more information about Eurodiaconia’s work on Roma issues, please contact Catherine at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Invitation and place available for next European Roma Integration Forum

5 January 2015

If you are interested to attend the next European Roma Integration forum in March (date to be confirmed) there is the possibility for one Eurodiaconia member (from an EU member state) to attend with travel cost and accommodation covered by the European Commission. The event is usually 1.5 days of exchange of good practice, dialogue with National Roma contact points, the European Commission, European and national pro-Roma organisations. If you are interested please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as possible.

Read more about the Forum HERE

 
‘Guidelines for Roma participation’ – comments on draft paper still open

As an outcome of the last Eurodiaconia Roma Network meeting, Eurodiaconia has drafted guidelines on Roma participation. A draft version of the document is now available and open for comments and contributions from Eurodiaconia's members - several members have already provided valuable suggestions. Please send an email to s This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by 16th February if you would like to receive the draft document and make comments. If you work with Roma communities and have experience in their involvement/ participation in projects and services, we would very much appreciate your input.

 
CCME and Eurodiaconia NRIS assessment report out now

5 January 2015

Eurodiaconia and CCME have recently finalised a report assessing the National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS) for 2014. The report provides an executive summary of some of the challenges and successes in implementing the NRIS as well as country specific reports according to our members who are active working with Roma communities. We would like to thank those members who contributed to the assessment.

The assessment will now be sent to the European Commission as well as the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in particular and also distributed among EU level pro-Roma NGOs. Members are also encouraged to use the report and their national assessments from the report when advocating at national or local level for Roma rights.

If you were not able to contribute to the report this year, there will be another opportunity to do so in 2015.

•    Download the report HERE

 
Eurodiaconia Roma policy paper now available in Czech, Hungarian and Romanian!

Eurodiaconia is pleased to distribute our revised policy paper on ‘Social inclusion of Roma’ which is now available in Czech, Hungarian and Romanian language. The Romani and Serbian language versions will be made available before the end of February.

To download the various translations of the policy paper, please click on the links below:
•    Czech
•   Hungarian
•    Romanian

The policy paper is accompanied by a briefing in English which has also been updated in 2014. Please let us know whether you have been able to make use of the translations, and whether your partners found them useful - we would be very grateful for any suggestions for future improvements.

 
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