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Caritas Europa is a European confederation of Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in Europe. The organization was founded as Eurocaritas in 1971 and in 1992 became Caritas Europa and is one of the seven regions of Caritas Internationalis. The secretariat of the organization is located in Brussels (Belgium). Caritas Europa consists of 48 national member organisations that are working in 44 European countries. The member organizations are active in combating poverty and social exclusion, providing social and welfare services, dealing with migration and asylum issues, combating human trafficking, providing Humanitarian aid in Europe and across the world, and Development and peace programs and projects around the world. Caritas Europa fosters cooperation and mutual learning among its member organisations and facilitates capacity building, joint advocacy and joint projects and programs.