Our mission

Eurodiaconia is a network of 51 churches and Christian organizations that provide social and health care services and advocate for social justice. Together we work for just and transformative social change across Europe, leaving no-one behind.

Our Vision

Driven by our Christian faith, our vision is of a Europe where each person is valued for their inherent God-given worth and dignity and where our societies guarantee social justice for all people, including the most vulnerable and marginalized.

Our strategic goals to accomplish this mission are:

Praxis

Enabling membership engagement and partnerships

Our members are experts in social service provision. We provide them with opportunities to exchange their expertise and facilitate partnerships.

Advocacy

Creating a network of competence to impact social policies in Europe

Our members want to bring about positive change and impact social policy to empower the most marginalised in our society. We give them the tools to do so.

Identity and values

Supporting reflections on Diaconia in Europe today

Our members are provided with opportunities to reflect on the role of faith in social care and together we develop resources to support the relationship between Diaconia and the Church, and Diaconia and the wider society.

To voice our members’ experiences and approaches, topical networks are one of our main tools. Through these networks, we bring together the expertise of our members by consulting them on EU policy developments and organising face-to-face meetings.