December 2020

December 2020
Christmas Message
From ESN’s CEO, Alfonso Lara Montero

As we are entering the holiday season and the year 2020 is coming to an end, we want to take this opportunity to thank all European Social Network members and partners for your support and dedication throughout the year.


Latest from ESN
Using digital technology to respond to the social crisis

On 7 December, ESN held the second meeting of its working group on digitalisation of social services. It became clear from the discussions that social services are ready to invest in digitalisation, if this means they can better support people using services. The Covid-19 pandemic has further encouraged social services authorities to explore digitalisation and its benefits to service improvement. READ MORE...
European Social Services Awards 2020
ESSA 2020:
Transforming Community Care 

The European Social Services Awards (ESSA) are a central initiative through which we celebrate excellence and best practice in social care and social services. The six winners of the 2020 edition of the European Social Services Awards, that took place under the theme ‘Transforming Community Care’, were announced at an online ceremony on 4 December. READ MORE...
European News
Joint EPSCO Council Declaration:
Call for stronger action on child poverty

EU ministries have issued a call for firmer action against child poverty and social exclusion at EU and national level. Proposed by the current Council presidency trio of Portugal, Slovenia and Germany, a Joint EPSCO Council Declaration on ‘Overcoming poverty and social exclusion’ has been published highlighting the need to invest in children and families who have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. READ MORE...
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