A solidarity programme is drawn up every year.
How does the process work?
1. Solidarity requests are passed on by the groups to the collective
Groups wishing to benefit from equipment, human resources or funding pass on their requests to their country’s collective before October.
2. The collective prioritises the requests
As the collectives receive a large number of requests, they have to prioritise based on the urgency and feasibility of the initiatives and on the criteria set by the World Council on Political Action and International Solidarity (initiatives leading towards self-sufficiency and aiming to bring about political or social change).
3. Requests for support are presented to the Emmaus Europe Regional Council
Once the requests for support have been ranked in order of priority, the collectives present them to the Emmaus Europe Regional Council, which approves them at its second meeting of the year.
4. The annual solidarity plan is sent to the European groups
Emmaus Europe makes an appeal for support at the start of December, presenting the solidarity initiatives needing support during the coming year.
5. A partnership agreement is signed between Emmaus Europe and the beneficiary group
Prior to funds being transferred to the group, a partnership agreement listing the rights and responsibilities of the parties is signed by the group and Emmaus Europe.
6. Emmaus Europe receives and then transfers the funds
In order to guarantee the coherence and effectiveness of solidarity support, all the funds for the beneficiary go through Emmaus Europe, which transfers them to the requesting group in accordance with the conditions set by the agreement.
7. Solidarity Review
Please find on the following link, the review of the solidarity initiatives supported by Emmaus Europe in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The aim of this review is to present selected information about the different activities and the progress in 2013. The review is based on the reports and other information sent by the groups to the Secretariat of Emmaus Europe.