26 Jul 2018

The 26th European Social Services Conference took place at a time of social policy change with governments across Europe implementing reforms for the devolution of social services or the recognition of social rights.

24 Jul 2018

The Council of the European Union, representing the governments of the Member States, weakened an entitlement to carers leave included in a proposed European Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers.

24 Jul 2018

Representatives of social services meet with the European Commission through the European Social Network’s (ESN) Reference Group on the European Semester.

20 Jun 2018

New initiatives, rooted in empowerment and investment in human capital, lead the transformation of social services across Europe.

20 Jun 2018

Key debates at the 26th European Social Services Conference in Seville focused on the role of technology in driving innovation in social services.

20 Jun 2018

Social investment was at the heart of the plenary and workshop presentations at the 26th European Social Services Conference. Delegates were able to learn and discuss key tools to boost investment, such as social impact bonds and universal basic income.

20 Jun 2018

Social services in Europe are shifting towards person-led care and service users’ involvement to improve participation in society.

12 Jun 2018

The 26th European Social Services Conference took place in Seville on 27th-30th May. This was the best attended conference so far with 610 delegates from 39 countries.

26 Apr 2018

We are delighted to announce that over 500 senior professionals from Europe and beyond have now registered for the 26th European Social Services Conference in Seville.

26 Apr 2018

The second of our series of webinars focused on how technology driven social investment can help promote social convergence across Europe.

25 Apr 2018

The Nordic Welfare Centre will share best practices and recommendations for the successful social inclusion of migrant children and refugee families. The event is free and open to all delegates.

25 Apr 2018

Final conference of ERASMUS+ project PODIUM concludes that supported decision-making is key for the success of deinstitutionalisation together with person-centred approaches to service provision.

25 Apr 2018

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Permanent Study Group on Disability rights (PSG DIS) argues that disability issues need more attention in Portugal to tackle the current challenges.

25 Apr 2018

The successful implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) is a goal shared by all stakeholders so a recent seminar on the semester’s role in this, hosted by the European Centre for expertise in Brussels on the 17th of April, was particularly well timed. Carlos Santos Guerrero, vice-chair of the European Social Network (ESN), spoke at the event with a focus on the semester as a tool for delivering a social Europe.

23 Apr 2018

New study examines the options for boosting coordination and integration between social services and other agencies to help people furthest from the labour market into work.

23 Apr 2018

The European Social Network will highlight the role of social services in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights during the upcoming 2018 Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth.

16 Apr 2018

The European Social Network (ESN), the independent network for public social services in Europe is looking for an expert to support ESN's work in 2018 focussing on how social services can support people furthest from the labour market to find and retain jobs through empowerment and autonomy.

16 Apr 2018

The European Social Network (ESN) is looking for external experts to support its work on the European Semester, the cycle of policy coordination between the European Commission and the Member States.

29 Mar 2018

A new approach is needed to tackle the recruitment crisis in the sector, European Social Network chief executive tells conference.

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