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Mr Jorge Nuño-Mayer
Mr Peter Verhaeghe
Caritas Europa is the umbrella organisation of the European network of 49 Caritas member organisations, working in 46 European countries.
Caritas Europa focuses its activities on policy issues related to poverty and social inequality, migration and asylum within all countries of Europe, and issues of emergency humanitarian assistance and international development throughout the world.
With regard to these issues, the organisation develops policies for political advocacy at European level as well as at national level. The organisation is strongly involved in supporting the activities of its Member Organisations and those in the wider Caritas Internationalis confederation.
In a profound commitment to fight poverty and social exclusion and to promote human development, social justice and sustainable social systems in Europe and throughout the world, Caritas Europa brings together the human, technical and financial resources of its member organisations.
Selected strategic goals for the period 2011 – 2020 currently under implementation are the following.
Priority Area I - Advocacy: Caritas Europa aims to improve the quality of life of people experiencing poverty or in a situation of vulnerability by advocating for integral human development and social justice.
Priority Area II - Humanitarian coordination and learning: Caritas Europa responds as a professional and effective actor to humanitarian crises in Europe and, situated within the global response of Caritas Internationalis, also all over the world.
Priority area III - strengthening the network: Caritas Europa aims to increase the impact of its common action. It promotes the mutual support and performance of its members.
Europe 2020 strategy
The Common European Asylum System
EU Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction in developing countries
post MDG agenda
annual Crisis Monitoring Report and Country Reports
Active ageing, intergenerational solidarity & family policies
Extreme poverty and human rights
Current/forthcoming main advocacy/lobbying subjects of Caritas Europa are the following.
-Poverty, in particular child poverty
-The future of the Welfare State
-Migration and human rights
-Integration of migrants
-External dimension of EU migration and asylum policies
-EU Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction in developing countries
-Respect of International Humanitarian Law, including the protection of civilians among whom the humanitarian workers
-post MDG agenda
-Policy Coherence for Development
-Links between migration and development
100%: 5 75%: 3 50%: 4 25%: 2
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Caritas Belgium (Communauté francophone et germanophone)(1),
Caritas International Belgium(1),
Caritas Belgium (Vlaanderen)(1),
Caritas Bosnia and Herzegovina(1),
Caritas Czech Republic(1),
CAFOD-Caritas England and Wales(1),
CASC-Catholic Agency for Social Concern (England)(1),
Secours Catholique-Caritas France(1),
Federal Caritas of Russia(1),
Caritas of the Geek Catholic Church in Ukraine(1),
Caritas of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine(1),
Caritas Serbia and Montenegro(1)
-Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform)
-European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)
-European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD)
-Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (NGO Voice)
- Social Services Europe (SSE)
-European Policy Center (EPC)
-EurActiv (EurActor member)
01/2014 - 12/2014
900,000 € - 999,999 €
cost estimation based on the principle of full cost recovery
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.