The future is local!

Empowering communities, combatting poverty, improving services

World Forum, The Hague | 20-22 June 2016


We are delighted to announce that our 24th European Social Services Conference will take place at the World Forum in The Hague on 20-22 June 2016 in cooperation with the Dutch Presidency of the European Union Council.

Next year's conference will focus on how to best develop local solutions in order to empower communities, combat poverty and improve services. It will feature inspiring plenary sessions, interactive breakout sessions and many opportunities to network!

Shape the agenda!

Throughout the conference, various organisations will be hosting insightful and innovative workshops and breakout sessions - and your organisation could be one of them! Alongside your colleagues from across Europe, this is a chance to:

  • INTERACT | Stimulate debate by exchanging your experience in a specific field
  • INSPIRE | Present good practice from your work and lead the discussion on international perspectives
  • INNOVATE | Showcase new ideas and develop responses to common challenges.

To find out more on how you could contribute to the programme, please read the following information: