• 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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How to become a member

Eurodiaconia membership 

Eurodiaconia members come from different Christian traditions, different cultures and different histories. What unites them is a commitment to serving those in need of care in our society and enabling the inclusion of the most vulnerable around us. Our members are motivated by their Christian faith to do this and we ask the same of all our prospective members. 

Members must have a Christian basis to their work, whether it be in the tradition of the Reformation, Anglicanism, the Orthodox Church or other Christian denominations. Members must also be working diaconally, providing social services and assistance to those in need so as to provide transformation of their lives and our societies, or training people in order that they might carry out these tasks.

Members can be Churches, NGOs, Service Providers, Foundations or Educational Institutes active at  regional, national or European level.  We welcome organisations from the member states of the Council of Europe and pan-European organisations.  Members can be professionally or volunteer led organisations but must display the capacity to participate in Eurodiaconia. A membership fee is payable by members each year and new members must be in a position to pay this fee. More information on this fee can be found in the Membership Application Pack. 

Becoming a member

Becoming a member of Eurodiaconia is easy. Once you have checked that your organisation fulfils the membership criteria contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a membership application pack.  Complete the membership form and send this with all other requested documents to the Secretary General at the address provided in the pack. Your application will be assessed by the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it who may contact you for more information. Then a recommendation will be made to the Supervisory Board of Eurodiaconia at the next available meeting. They will discuss the application and decide if it is approved or not. You will be kept up-to-date as to what is happening with your application throughout the process. Normally, no more than three to four months should elapse from your organisation applying for membership and the Supervisory Board taking a decision.

Download the member brochure and our leaflet


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