• 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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Organisation

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Eurodiaconia is a dynamic, Europe wide community of organisations founded in the Christian faith and working in the tradition of Diaconia, who are committed to a Europe of solidarity, equality and justice.
Diaconia is Greek for service and in the biblical sense, this means service for and with people in need. Diaconal organisations expressed a desire and need to work together to develop their services and impact social policy at European level to enable inclusion for the most vulnerable. Eurodiaconia was founded to meet that need. As the leading network for diaconal work in Europe, Eurodiaconia looks to develop dialogue and partnership between members and influence and engage with the wider society.

Our History
Diaconal work, Christian faith- motivated work for social justice and provision of social care, has a very long history and has traditionally emanated from the Church. However, recent years have seen the emergence of independent or church related NGO’s working in the same tradition.  In 1995, several such diaconal organisations in Europe agreed to form a network that would concern itself with the issues and policies of the European Union and its impact on the work of diaconal organisations.  Eurodiaconia was duly formed and registered as an NGO in Strasbourg, France in 1997.  In 2008 the legal entity was transferred and registered in Belgium as an Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif.

Eurodiaconia's Vision and Mission and Goals:
Our common vision as a leading network for diaconal work in Europe is:
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 common mission is:
to represents a dynamic, Europe wide community of organizations founded in the Christian faith and working in the tradition of Diaconia, who are committed to a Europe of solidarity, equality and justice.

Eurodiaconia seeks to achieve change through the following strategic goals:
Praxis
Develop and enable membership engagement and partnerships, both internally and externally, that develop praxis and extend resources

Advocacy
Create a network of competence to impact relevant social policies at national and European level

Identity and values
Support the development of approaches and thinking on Diaconia in Europe today

 

Statutes
The French and English version of Eurodiaconia's statutes can be downloaded here.
The German version of the statutes can be downloaded here.
You can find the changes made to the statute s below:
January 2009 here
2010 here
December 2011 here
September 2012 here

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