All essential AGM documents, presentations and relevant documents for the Business Session can be downloaded below:


Wednesday 15/05

Panel 1: Are there links between poverty and democracy?

Panel 2: Empowerment through community mobilisation


Thursday 16/05

Morning; Parallel Workshop

Artificial intelligence, digitalisation, and social services: ethical challenges. 

Sara Speicher, Deputy General Secretary, World Association for Christian Communication
Irina Tache, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, Romania


Essential services and the cost-of-living crisis
Annika Sparrer, Eurodiaconia and Martin Schenk, Deputy Director, Diakonie Austria


User involvement: S.O.R.A – Roma feminist community intervention method, case studies and scaling

Andrea Sánchez Caballero, Policy Officer, Eurodiaconia

Anca Enache, Development Manager, Helsinki Deaconess Foundation 


4 stories of participation

Facilitator: Romana Belova, Deputy Director for Social Work, Slezka Diakonie


What future for Civil Society?

Facilitator: Heather Roy, Secretary General, Eurodiaconia



European funding opportunities
Sotiris Laganopoulos, Sector Officer – Civil Society, EEA and Norway Grant
Ines Bulava, Project Manager, Diaconia Centre of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia
Facilitator: Glenis Balangue-Dalkiran Membership and Capacity Building Officer, Eurodiaconia


What does the Green Transition mean for social services?

Anna-Lena Guske, Project Leader Environmental & Social transformation,
Diakonie Deutschland
Facilitator: Kewan Mildred, Senior Policy Officer, Eurodiaconia


Speaking from the margins – a theological context for Diaconia?

Maria Katharina Moser, Diakonie Austria
Facilitator: Heather Roy, Secretary General, Eurodiaconia


Communicating Diaconia – How personal stories contribute to shaping narratives 

Facilitator: Donal Brady, Communication Officer, Eurodiaconia


Peer-coaching session: Leadership in turbulent times
Olli Holmström, Chairperson of the Eurodiaconia Supervisory Board
Andrea Witt, Head of Operations, Eurodiaconia


EU Elections – What is at stake for Europe?
Facilitator: Mirko Schwärzel, Diakonie Germany


Annual General Membership 2024 Business Session Documents:

Practical Information for your stay: Practical information Eurodiaconia AGM 2024

List of participants: Eurodiaconia AGM 2024 – Participant List