Emmaus Europe

How it Works

A programme that is open to all

All Emmaus groups can ask for solidarity support from the movement in order to implement their initiatives. The planned action must respect the principles and criteria of our solidarity programmes as designed and approved by the representatives of Emmaus Europe and Emmaus International.

The decision-making bodies involved

The initiatives that are put forward by the groups are worked on by the secretariat of Emmaus Europe, with the involvement of the European collectives whenever possible. The initiatives are then analysed and approved by the decision-making bodies of Emmaus Europe in order to finalise the programme by early spring. A call for donations is then sent out to the European groups, asking them to contribute whatever they can to the programme. These voluntary donations are the only source of funding for this solidarity programme.


The groups then launch their initiatives, with support from the secretariat of Emmaus Europe, and a report of the solidarity programme is drafted every year and is included in Emmaus Europe’s activity report. The document which introduces the programme (and which you can download if you wish) outlines the various principles and criteria that the initiatives must respect, it details the timeframes for sending across and approving the requests for funding and it contains guidance for the groups on how to draft their requests.

The European Solidarity Programme