60 years ago, on 1 February 1954, our founder awakened the conscience of the general public and politicians in France by launching an appeal to help the most deprived members of society. We are keeping this appeal alive as the situation remains as critical as ever today. We are all duty bound to get outraged about issues such as social exclusion, poverty and human rights violations and we must carry on fighting to move towards a more humane society in which each and every individual will find their place and regain their dignity.
This desire for peace and to live together in harmony is the very essence of our Movement and is the driving force behind our work. Our stated mission is to ensure that people stay aware, focus our action on human beings and to see in them an infinite wealth and the promise of people thriving in a fraternally supportive environment. Emmaus’ experience proves that the concept of a social and solidarity economy can be used to combat poverty and social exclusion. This observation is noteworthy in the current crisis context.
Using its principles as a basis, Emmaus Europe – a continental region of the worldwide Emmaus Movement – is inviting you to attend a discussion on three topics that encapsulate the concerns of the European members of Emmaus:
- The future of the social and solidarity economy in Europe
- Emmaus – a social laboratory for over 60 years
- Concerns about Frontex and its remit.
Let’s fight apathy!
Here is the video film that was shown during the meeting on November 26th 2014: