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Introducing Caritas Europa Internal Network
Caritas Europa strives to strengthen its internal network of 48 Member Organisations in Europe. In this attempt, Caritas Europa developed a coherent approach toward increasing the sense of ownership and the joint commitment.
To do so, Caritas Europa established a Commission for Internal Network that serves as a policy and direction setting structure to work with the strategic priorities of Internal Network. It is comprised of representatives of eight Member Organisations and helps Caritas Europa to have an accurate insight into the contexts and needs of its members.
Included in Caritas Europa's coherent approach, are development and strengthening of all its organisations and all its structures, promotion of good governance and quality management principles, building capacity within Member Organisations and other structures, administering a solidarity funding mechanisms and fostering intra European coordination of projects and programs.
Some of the significant elements of Caritas Europa's work for strengthening and supporting Internal Network are the following:
Instrument to promote and enhance Intra-European coordination and partnership and to organise within the European region synergy in strategies, programs and activities where this leads to more efficiency and greater effectiveness
- European Solidarity Fund
Multilateral mechanism in the network coordinated at Caritas Europa level that offers solidarity-based structural funding support to Member Organisations in need of it
A Strategic Organisational Development Process, which provides tools and expertise to Member Organisations to help shape their structures and systems to most effectively achieve their aspirations and goals
- Capacity Building
Aims to strengthen Member Organisations by offering and maximizing access to training resources that exist within the Member Organisations or externally
- Management Forum
A regular meeting that develops cooperation and exchange among Member Organisations on global management issues
- Caritas Europa Common Actions
Organising a "network rallying" every year, around an important international issue
Mainstreaming equal participation of man and women in the Network and Structures of Caritas Europa and ensuring attention to gender issues in emergency or development aid operations
Internal Network Staff Officer
Machova 7, Prague 120 000
Cell phone: +420 603 87 38 28