No.5 - September 2011
Below you find the September issue of Caritas Europa Newsletter with news and information on activities from Caritas Member Organisations in Europe and the Caritas Europa secretariat in Brussels.
Now that summer has passed in most European territories, thematic work will kick-off again in all Caritas organisations in Europe. Caritas Europa wants to draw a special attention to the Network Conference on 26-27 October, encouraging relevant experts and enthusiasts to look for call for candidates for the new Working Groups.
As before, we encourage all of you to contribute to the Newsletter whenever you believe you have a story to share with the others. Your work, your challenges and your achievements are the backbone of this publication, so whether it’s just an idea or in-depth studies, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caritas Spain Urges Decision-Makers to Fundamentally Review Country's Economic and Social Structure - The Spanish network presents a compilation of anti-crisis proposals to all political forces in the country ahead of general elections in November 2011.
Trans-regional Conference: An Opportunity to Listen to Stories and Search for Solutions - Caritas people and stakeholders of Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia will meet in Satu Mare, Romania.
Caritas Germany casts light on need for better inclusion of disabled people - Art project triggers dialogue on disabled people's reality - Work of Caritas' artists currently exhibited at international Gallery in Berlin to come to European Parliament in January 2012
Caritas Stories: Caritas Home Care in the Caucasus - Katerina Zezulková from Caritas Czech Republic shares her impressions from her last visit to Caritas Home Care beneficiaries in Georgia and Armenia.
Caritas Europa Prepares New Working Groups - Call for candidates will be sent out on 30 September. New Working Groups and Steering Groups kick-off at the Network Conference 26-27 October.
Caritas Europa's Peter Verhaeghe Awarded by Spanish Migrant Organisation - The Spanish migrant organisation ASILA has awarded Caritas Europa's Migration Officer, Mr. Peter Verhaeghe, with the Gold Award for his professional achievements in the field of migration.
Guatemalan Bishop Doubts the Ethics of European Relations with Developing Countries - Monseigneur Ramazzini, Bishop of San Marcos, Guatemala, calls on Europe to take the human and environmental costs of natural resource extraction into account (Source: CIDSE)
Sharing Responsibility in Shaping the Future -Social Justice Ireland publishes book on how different actors of society conceive shared responsibility and the shaping of the future. (Source Social Justice Ireland)
"Laborem Exercens" 30 years on -On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of this Social Encyclical the COMECE and the 2 largest political groups in the European Parliament organise a joint conference (Source CONCORD)
Staff change in Caritas Spain: Caritas Spain's Director of International Cooperation, Natalia Peiró is going on maternity leave. Amparo Alonso, will replace her until 1 March 2012.
18-20 October 2011 - Inclusion Trans-Regional Conference, Satu Mare
21 October 2011 - International Humanitarian Conference, Vienna
26-27 October 2011 - Caritas Europa Network Conference, Brussels
21-22 November 2011 - Seminar on Mental Health, Gent
24-25 November 2011 - Caritas Europa International Forum , Brussels
2-5 December 2011 - Solidarity Festival, Strasbourg