• 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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Roma inclusion is a hot topic here in Brussels, especially in view of the recent EU Framework on national Roma integration strategies just adopted. We also know how important it is for Eurodiaconia members to share with others about their work with local Roma communities. For this reason Eurodiaconia established a Roma Network in 2009, and the Network has been growing and developing. The Network meets annually but we also send out a monthly Roma Network e-news covering Roma specific EU policy news, events, calls for proposals and resources and publications. If you have information to share with the Network such as an event announcement or a publication that you would like to feature in an issue of the Roma e-news, please feel free to send me the information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Eurodiaconia has written a policy paper on social rights for Roma as well as a briefing for our members which accompanies which explains how to get involved in Eurodiaconia’s Roma work as well as how to use the policy paper.

• Policy paper: Social Rights for Roma
• Briefing: Social Rights for Roma

If you would like more information about Eurodiaconia’s work on Roma issues, please contact Catherine at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Send us your assessment of the National Roma Integration Strategies

3 November 2014

Eurodiaconia, together with CCME is writing a report on progress made in the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies. This report will be sent to the European Commission as well as the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) who carry out the official annual reporting. As civil society, it’s important we monitor progress made (or not) and keep governments accountable to their commitments.

We would very much like to get some written contribution from all our members who work in the areas of Roma inclusion. If this is you, please fill in the online survey HERE or email me for a Word version if you prefer.

The deadline for any contributions is 26 November.

If you cannot answer all of the questions, please just answer where you can.

If you have any questions about this exercise, please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Updated Roma policy paper and briefing out now

3 November 2014

Eurodiaconia has recently updated its Roma policy paper and the accompanying briefing which was written in 2010. Many thanks to those members who contributed to the updating of the policy paper. The briefing explains how members of Eurodiaconia can best use the policy paper in their work internally and at local, regional and national level. The Eurodiaconia secretariat in Brussels will distribute the policy paper and use it to feed into our advocacy work at EU level

Download the policy paper here

Download the briefing here

MigRom project first year results

3 November 2014

MigRom ("The immigration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, effects, and future engagement strategies") is a research consortium funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme.  The MigRom project, in partnership with Manchester City Council and Sure Start (Longsight), operates weekly drop-in consultation sessions for Roma in Manchester. A first year report and statistical evaluation is now available here

To know more about the project, visit the website here http://romani.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/migrom/index.html

Roma network meeting report out now

31 October 2014

The report from the Eurodiaconia annual Roma Network meeting is now available to download here. The meeting was held in Novi Sad in Serbia on 2-3 October and hosted by members the Ecumenical Humanitarian Organisation.

For more information about the Roma Network, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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