• 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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Faith in Social Care
The Added Value of Diaconia in Social Care

The Eurodiaconia Faith in Social Care Working Group was formed in late 2008 to examine the question of the "added value of diaconia in social care". It meets several times during the year to examine this issue, engaging a range of individuals involved in diaconal social care.

You can find a document on Diaconal Identity- Faith in Social Care here.

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New Resource Available - Faith Sharing in a European Context

26 June 2012

In June 2011 the Council for World Mission European Region carried out a study visit to Brussels. Their purpose was to look at the current European context and the challenges and opportunities that then presented to churches in their membership. Eurodiaconia, along with CSC-CEC and CCME, gave expert input into this reflection. One of the outputs of the visit was the publication of the resource material 'Faith Sharing in a European Context' designed to be used by congregations and other Christian communities to reflect on Europe and the current situation relating to the economy, to care, to migration and identity.  Heather Roy, Eurodiaconia Secretary General, contributed one of the reflections on care. You can download the material here in pdf format.

New Research Network on Diaconia Established

28 November 2011

A group has been established to develop an international society for the study and research of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice.  Representatives from The European Network of Protestant Universities who are involved in teaching, the Journal Diaconia and the European Master degree programme in Diaconia and Christian Social Practice came together to reflect on current initiatives and look at how to develop a coherent structure to enable co-operation.  As a result, they have deciced to form an Academic Society for the Study of Diaconia and will develop the idea over the coming year.

More information on the initiative can be found in the attached first edition of the Diaconia Research eNews which can be downloaded here.



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