At the 21st European Social Services Conference a number of workshops looked at how services and local communities can work together with people with disabilities to ensure their wellbeing.
The 4th Romanian social services conference took place in May, organised by the City of Cluj-Napoca with support from the European Social Network (ESN).
On 29 May 2013 the European Commission adopted this year’s ”country-specific recommendations” to EU Member States designed to move Europe beyond the crisis and strengthen the foundations for growth.
The European Social Network (ESN) took part in the Committee of the Regions’ conference entitled ‘Fighting poverty and social exclusion: What role for regions and cities?’.
The European Commission has recently proposed two measures to make it easier for on crisis-hit Member States to use much needed European funds from the EU’s cohesion policy budget.
ESN Treasurer Martial Milaret visited the AER Summit to share lessons about the impact of the crisis on social services and their response to budgetary pressure.
In the afternoon session of ESN's peer review, Hugh Frazer, an expert on social inclusion policies from NUI Maynooth, led a discussion with delegates...
On 15 May the European Social Network (ESN) organised the first peer review of the research project Investing in Children Services, Improving Outcomes in Dublin.
The recession in Europe has had a serious impact on many Europeans, however young people have been particularly affected, with the average rate of youth unemployment within the EU currently at 23.7%.
ESN attends the 'Community Living for All' conference in Galway which aimed to raise awareness of the positive potential of EU Structural Funds in assisting Member States to achieve community living for older persons and persons with disabilities.
On the European Social Network’s (ESN) recent visit to Catalonia we met representatives of local (Barcelona County Council) and regional government (Generalitat).
Policy makers, researchers and civil society met in Leuven on 2-3 May to discuss the implementation of the Social Investment Package within EU policies and national welfare systems.
Parenting support interventions are part of a fundamental building block of a cohesive society. In a survey European Social Network (ESN) conducted with its members in 2012...
We visited Lisbon on 11-12 April in the second of our missions to Troika countries, after a visit to Greece in February.
National WeDO coalitions are now taking forward the WeDO quality framework at national level in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia Spain and Sweden.
ESN has joined the Societal Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) ‘More Years, Better Lives’.