What are the geographical collectives all about?
The European collectives are groups of members of Emmaus who meet up to debate about various topics and to work as a team. The collectives were initially created in order to organise solidarity initiatives to support the new groups that were being launched at the time in eastern Europe. They have since become more generic structures where Emmaus groups and their members meet to discuss the evolution of the movement in their countries and to debate about current hot topics for Emmaus in Europe.
Which countries are involved?
There are currently three collectives within Emmaus Europe, they cover the countries identified in the map below:
- The south-east Europe collective
- The Poland-Ukraine collective
- The Romania collective
You can find the dates and locations for the upcoming meetings of the collectives in our calendar of meetings and training sessions. The reports of these meetings are also provided on the web page for each of the collectives. The meetings of the collectives are open to all interested European Emmaus groups.