Day of intercession in memory of those who have lost their lives at EU borders

In June 2018 we had to witness again that EU states are shifting the responsibility for the protection of refugees and rescuing migrants at sea – leading to lengthy journeys of ships, like the....Read more


Safe Passage: Advocating for a humane asylum and migration policy in Europe

Many churches have been expressing concern about the harsh realities of asylum and migration in Europe – the unacceptable deaths of many of those trying to come to Europe, the realities of poor reception conditions and...Read more


Commemorate Persons who lost their lives on their way to seek safety

Almost daily these days we hear reports about tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea. 2.809 persons are recorded to have lost their lives to date in 2016 alone, during the month of May alone 1.160. This underlines the despair migrants and refugees are facing: they have little or no other choice than using smugglers, the routes become more risky and more expensive. Currently the Central Mediterranean route is more. You can also access the intercession resource guide!


Mapping Migration in Europe, Mapping Churches’ Responses

Migration contributes to a more diverse Christian presence in Europe as well as to a more diverse religious landscape in many countries. Through migration, minority churches in some countries are growing. The current study Mapping Migration in Europe, Mapping Churches’ Responses: Belonging, Community and Integration: the witness and service of Churches in Europe attempts to provide information on actual immigration and emigration figures for forty‐four European countries, and seeks to identify the diversity of Christian presence. Read the full publication…

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Middle Eastern Christians in Europe: Histories, Cultures and Communities

This multilingual publication provides a short overview of the case study communities and is aimed at community members and other actors interested in these topics. The themes covered in this publication are: the origins of Middle Eastern Christianity, Facts and Figures of the communities, community activities, engagement in the countries of residence, connections with the countries of origin, challenging times and contributions and aspirations. You can download the publication in PDF
It was published in the framework of the project DIMECCE "Defining and Identifying Middle Eastern Christian Communities in Europe".


Children and parents in immigration detention

No Child in Detention is a joint publication by a coalition of Amnesty International, Defence for Children, Stichting INLIA, Kerk in Actie, Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland, Stichting LOS, UNICEF - the Netherlands and the Dutch Council for Refugees.
The publication gives a voice through stories to children and their parents who are in Dutch cells. The stories reveal how imprisonment affects a child’s fundamental sense of safety.  Read full report




Day of intercession in memory of those who have lost their lives at the borders of the EU 2014

Together with Christians in other European countries, in our intercessions on a Sunday around 20 June we remember in particular migrants and refugees who have died on their way to seek a life of human dignity in Europe. We deplore the lethal consequences of sealing off the external borders of the European Union. This is taking place through increasingly sophisticated technical systems of border protection, through the...Read more, German


Developing agreed methodology of identification  and referral for trafficking for labour exploitation: guaranteeing the victims the access to protection

Trafficking in human beings is an ever-increasing phenomenon all around the world. In the last decade, the acknowledgment of trafficking by the international community as a modern form of slavery and as one of the most cruel human rights violations has led to the development of several instruments and measures to combat this crime as well as to provide protection and assistance to its victims.

However, for many years, the debate and policies have mainly addressed issues concerning trafficking for …read more: English, French, ItalianRomanian, and Spanish.


Day of intercession in memory of those who have died at the borders of the EU 2013

Together with Christians in other European countries, in our intercessions on a Sunday around 20 June 2013 we remember in particular migrants and refugees who have died on their way to seek a life of human dignity in Europe. We deplore the lethal consequences of sealing off the external borders of the European Union. This is taking place throughincreasingly sophisticated technical systems of border protection, through...English, German



In this overview document, we have summarised the types of projects/ services members are running as well as some of the main challenges identified in their work. We have also summarised what members would like Eurodiaconia to do to support their work including topics for discussion in future Roma Network meetings. In the annex of this document, we have listed all the projects collected so far including the same information which features in the reference document (see below) plus information about the funding and partnerships.
In addition to this overview document, we also have a more concise version of members’ answers in the form of a reference document. The reference document is aimed to be used as practical reference tool, giving basic information more



Guidelines on Labour Migration and Development

The Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe, Diakonie Germany and Bread for the World have organised a round table discussion on 14 November 2012 in Brussels in which they presented the publication “Guidelines on Labour Migration and Development”.

The guidelines demand that the rights of migrants become the focus of attention while also considering the needs of the countries of origin. They suggest answers to questions such as the need for immigration, what kind of regulations are needed to protect migrants, and which factors need to be considered, both for the labour market as well as with regard to the long-term effects of migration on the countries of origin. The guidelines are available in English , French and German.



The Eurodiaconia Roma Network and the CCME Roma Steering Group met together for the first time in February 2011. One of the outcomes of this meeting was a request for a tool for members to better network and to gain an overview of which members are active with Roma. For this reason, in 2012 we carried out an initial mapping more

Towards a Right of Permanent Residence for Long-Term Migrants

Study by Lilian Tsourdi

The purpose of this study is to present a concise overview of the current situation in Europe concerning the rights of residence of legally staying or legally present aliens. The study thus considers the long-term residence rights not only of migrant workers but also of other categories of aliens such as refugees, beneficiaries of international protection, beneficiaries of complementary protection according to national law, as well as non-deportable aliens who have received a national “toleration” status. The more.


Combatting Trafficking for Forced Labour in Europe

This booklet has been produced as part of the project “Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - going beyond !Mapping and strengthening civil society capacity to protect and support victims of trafficking - beyond trafficking for sexual exploitation” (The so-called GOING BEYOND
project). You can download the booklet:




MIRACLE: Models of Integration through Religion, Activation, Cultural Learning and Exchange

3 Documents are available for download:

-     WinAct-MIRACLE Modules for Training Workshops

The modules are helpful tools which are intended to help to start the reflections on how congregations and churches can more actively welcome persons from different backgrounds and develop relationships. English, Swedish


This guide is intended to be a practical tool for all those churches and church-related organisations dealing with issues of interculturalism. The guide presents good practices of participation and integration within different churches as a result of findings from exercises conducted in the trainings organised all over Europe. It gives also some recommendations that are intended to facilitate understanding and promoting integration and active participation of migrants. Dutch  English  French  German  Italian  Swedish


This research tries to understand migrants’ experiences through interviews carried out in countries involved in the project. English


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