November 2020

November 2020
No place like home:
Shifting the paradigm in long-term care for older people

In Europe, the demand for long-term care for older people is growing and is set to increase exponentially in the coming years. Traditionally, meeting this demand has differed across Europe depending on cultural norms, whereby in some countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain) families would care for older relatives, in others (France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK) the State would step in and support.


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ESN Seminar: Quality in ageing and care
Europe’s social care leaders share practice

On 12 and 13 November, the European Social Network (ESN) held its first entirely virtual annual seminar on how public social services can best contract long-term care (LTC) services and guarantee high-quality support for older people with complex needs.

Using social vouchers:
Support in times of crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has put a spotlight on public social services seeking innovative tools to meet a growing demand for social support. Are social vouchers part of the solution? On 30 October the European Social Network (ESN) invited social policy experts, social services directors and social voucher providers to discuss how vouchers can help to address the needs of people facing material deprivation.

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The new European Social Fund+
What can we expect? 

After several trialogue meetings between the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament, the final agreement on the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF) is planned for the end of 2020. At the European Social Network (ESN) we ask ourselves what impact this agreement will have on the European Social Fund+ (ESF+), a funding instrument of great importance to many of our members to support vulnerable populations in their national and regional contexts.

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