Who we are
Caritas Europa is the network of Caritas organisations on the European continent. The united strength of its 49 members, present in 46 European countries, makes of Caritas Europa one of the major social actors in Europe.
Caritas Europa has a heartfelt commitment to analyse and fight poverty and social exclusion as well as to promote true integral human development, social justice and sustainable social systems in Europe and throughout the world.
Strong of the membership of 49 European Caritas organisations (47 members and 2 corresponding members) present in 46 countries in Europe, the network of Caritas Europa completely covers the European continent.
The European Council for Non Profit Organisations was founded in 1989 to provide a voice for the associative sector in Europe. It has 10 member organisations in 7 countries.
CEDAG’s main mission is to defend and promote the interests of this diverse and multifaceted sector in decision making at the European level, and to support its civil society at national level with activities to strengthen the community of non-profit organisations across countries and across borders.
As a result, a major focus of CEDAG’s work is advocating for civil dialogue to be established and practiced by public authorities across Europe.
The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) represents 10.000 service providing organisations across Europe and across disability.
The main objective of EASPD is to promote the equalisation of opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high quality service systems. The work of the organisation is based on three interconnected pillars: Impact (by participating in and influencing European policy in the fields of disability, social services and social inclusion), Innovation (by working on research and development) and Information (to the membership).
The organisation works extensively on the following subject areas: education, employment, specific issues relevant to services in Eastern Europe and European Social Policy (which includes Social Services of General Interest, Quality of Social Services, and Employment in the Care sector).
The European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) is a network of leading European providers of rehabilitation services to people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups. EPR's member organisations are influential in their countries and stand for high quality service delivery in the fields of vocational education and training, reintegration, medical rehabilitation and social care.
EPR assists its member organisations to achieve continuous professional improvement, quality, best practice and competitiveness in every aspect of service delivery. Through its Public Affairs activities, EPR enables service providers to contribute to the formulation of European social policy, and facilitates access to EU funding.
With its membership of 28 large organisations across 17 countries, EPR disposes of a lot of expertise and practical experience regarding social dialogue issues in the social sector.
Eurodiaconia is a 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.
Eurodiaconia currently counts 36 members in 22 countries. The members range from churches to non-statutory welfare organisations and NGOs, and are linked by a commitment to ensure a better quality of life for all through appropriate social responsibility by state and by society.
Eurodiaconia develops co-operation between members and enable members’ participation in European level initiatives linked to social policy. The network supports its members through working groups, thematic networks, toolkits on relevant topics, policy and briefing materials, seminars and conferences, training events at national and European levels and study visits.
European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) was established in 1989 as a European non-governmental organisation to prevent and alleviate the poverty and social exclusion of people threatened by or living in homelessness.
FEANTSA currently has more than 120 member organisations, working in close to 30 European countries, including 25 EU Member States. Most of FEANTSA's members are national or regional umbrella organisations of service providers that support homeless people with a wide range of services, including housing, health, employment and social support.
FEANTSA is closely monitoring EU developments in all the aforementioned areas, as well as their potential impact on homeless services. Each year FEANTSA together with its members carry out research, transnational exchanges, capacity building and prepares analyses and reports relating to services working with homeless people.
The Red Cross EU Office is a membership office representing the 28 National Red Cross Societies in the EU, the Norwegian Red Cross, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). It helps to coordinate relations between its members and EU decision-makers and stakeholders, sharing their extensive experience and expertise in supporting vulnerable people and communities within and outside the EU.
The Red Cross EU Office's activities concentrate on Social Inclusion, Asylum & Migration, Development Cooperation, Civil Protection, and Humanitarian Aid. The office strives to facilitate and voice common positions and recommendations towards the EU and its Member States, scrutinise European developments that could impact the implementation of its members’ work, as well as supporting them to elaborate and coordinate joint proposals to access EU funding
SOLIDAR is a European network of NGOs and labour movement organisations working towards all people living in dignity.
SOLIDAR promotes the principles of solidarity, equality and social justice in the areas of social affairs, international cooperation and education. With 56 member organisations active in 90 countries worldwide, SOLIDAR works in cooperation with its members, trade unions, political institutions and civil society actors.
SOLIDAR aims to influence policy at EU and international level and link members together to learn from each other and carry out projects.
The membership of the Social Services Europe is open to European networks of primarily not for profit providers of health and social services. New members are accepted upon decision of the General Assembly.