Monday, 20 June 2016 to Wednesday, 22 June 2016
World Forum | The Hague, the Netherlands

The 24th European Social Services Conference provided a unique opportunity for members to network with 400 senior professionals from across Europe and connect with the latest trends and challenges in social affairs. It took place at the World Forum, The Hague on 20-22 June 2016.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Brussels, Belgium

ESN launched its report 'Investing in children's services, improving outcomes' at the European Parliament on 31st May 2016. This was the result of three years of work with child agencies from 14 countries. The event was hosted by Nathalie Griesbeck MEP with the support of the ALDE group.

Monday, 4 April 2016
Sofia, Bulgaria

The fourth meeting of ESN disability working group took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 5 April 2016, and focussed on the topic of service user involvement.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 to Thursday, 11 February 2016
Mechelen, Belgium

The fourth meeting of the ESN Working Group on Ageing and Care took place in Mechelen, Belgium on 11-12 February 2015. This meeting focussed on workforce issues in care for older people.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 to Thursday, 5 November 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom

This seminar invited ESN members to analyse integrated services practices in a number of social services related areas.

Thursday, 8 October 2015
London, United Kingdom

ESN Forum on Applied Evidence in Social Services

Sunday, 20 September 2015
Brussels, Belgium

The second annual meeting of ESN’s Reference Group on the European Semester gathered representatives from public social services and local authorities from 18 EU countries, out of the 22 who participated in this year’s activities.

Sunday, 5 July 2015 to Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Our 23rd European Social Services Conference explored the evidence and experiences in service and sector partnership and what this meant for people’s lives, service efficiency and the impact on social welfare landscape for the future.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 to Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Hague, Netherlands

We are organising a workshop with ESN members to identify local practices featuring coordinated approaches between education, employment and social services in order to improve young people’s participation in society.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Brighton, UK

This regional seminar organised by ESN invited participants from the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland to discuss practices and exchange knowledge on quality of works and services in personal care and household services.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 to Thursday, 7 May 2015
Budapest, Hungary

Our research project on children’s services continues with a third peer review featuring five additional countries: Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Romania.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 to Thursday, 6 November 2014
Vienna, Austria

Our seminar provided a platform for knowledge exchange on the social planning process, models and tools for over 80 ESN members, representatives from local and regional authorities across Europe.

Sunday, 6 July 2014 to Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Rome, Italy

The conference brought together over 400 delegates - social services managers and directors, key policy-makers and practitioners, service users, representatives from academia and the private sector - to discuss social investment and the future of a social Europe.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Barcelona, Spain

The peer review invited ESN members and key speakers to look at the organisation of children's services in Catalonia in Spain, Scotland in the UK, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 to Thursday, 15 May 2014
Edinburgh, Scotland
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 to Thursday, 14 November 2013
Brussels, Belgium

The event was a unique opportunity for ESN members to meet and celebrate the network's achievements during the past three years and identify key priorities for our future work together.

Thursday, 24 October 2013
Brighton

ESN members, senior managers and professionals from public social services, health agencies, research and workforce organisations met in Brighton for a one day workshop to identify future priorities for developing services for older people.

Sunday, 16 June 2013 to Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Dublin, Ireland

How can we reshape services in order to transform the lives of all our citizens? This was the main theme of European Social Services Conference, organised in association with the Irish Presidency of the European Union.

Sunday, 26 May 2013 to Monday, 27 May 2013
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The event provided a wide range of interesting presentations, discussions and workshops which highlighted successful partnerships in social services – local and international, cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary projects.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Dublin, Ireland

This was the first peer review organised as part of our research project on investing in children's services, and brought delegations from Ireland, France, Sweden and Bulgaria to discuss national frameworks and policy proposals.

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