Porto Summit demonstrates commitment to a more social Europe but still no action plan in sight
At Porto’s Summit, heads of state and government pledged to work towards a more social Europe and fulfilling three headline targets on employment, training, and poverty reduction by 2030 but we are yet to find out about the plan to make it happen.
Spotlight on the crucial role of public social services in delivering a European Child Guarantee
Public social services have a specific, statutory duty to ensure children are protected and can thrive which is why their input on major policy initiatives, including the European Child Guarantee, is crucial.
Safeguarding, Self-help and Community Support, and the integration of benefits and social services are crucial elements in making community care work for people in need. Read more.
Responsive Social Services: What does it mean to be “responsive” in the new normal?
How can government agencies embed responsiveness into their processes, systems, and cultures to meet their customers’ longer-term needs and expectations?Read more.
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Building More Resilient Social Services - See your effort rewarded
Do you want your services or programmes to be recognised at European level? If so, tell us how you made a difference in supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic, and you could be a winner at the next European Social Services Awards (ESSA).
Apply now for the European Social Services Awards, and let us reward you for your tireless effort to improve people’s lives.
Striving for accessibility for persons with disabilities in Europe
For many, accessibility is not an issue they face daily. However, people with disabilities are consistently made vulnerable by structures and systems that lead to exclusion. May 20 was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), an initiative that promotes the societal inclusion of persons with disabilities with a specific focus on digital accessibility.