We work with more than 140 member organisations in 35 countries bringing together more than 1,000,0000 senior social services professionals in:

  • National associations of directors of social services
  • National, regional and local departments of social welfare and social services in ministries, regions, counties, cities and municipalities
  • Universities, national schools or applied research institutes working on social services improvement
  • Regulators and inspection agencies

Join us to:

Learn about social policy and practice trends

Find news and updates on the latest policy developments and innovative practice through ESN’s monthly Members’ communications

Personal mailings on specific areas of expertise and interest through other Members’ communications, Members’ Area and Members Platform

Network with other key decision-makers/stakeholders

Participate in policy, practice and research activities: seminars and workshops, thematic working groups and peer reviews with all costs covered

Participate in the annual European Social Services Conference (20% discount off delegate fees for ESN members)

Share good practice to promote quality social services

Contribute to ESN thematic working groups and policy papers

Get involved in pan-European and other members' projects (European alliances, joint actions, peer reviews and other research projects)

Influence European and national policy responses

Share local knowledge and understanding to develop practice-led and evidence-based policy statements and reports

Contribute to EU events and consultations



To apply for membership please contact Tanja Sheikhi at membership@esn-eu.org.

We have an international team. Feel free to contact us in your own language.