24 Apr 2013

On 16 April the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community Care (EEG) held an open meeting with officials from the European Commission and selected Member State representatives in Brussels.

23 Apr 2013

On 18-19 April, ESN welcomed 100 ESN members and invited guests from across 19 countries to Helsinki, Finland, to participate in ESN’s Spring Seminar 2013. Here are some of the presentations from the seminar.

23 Apr 2013

On 18-19 April, ESN welcomed 100 ESN members and invited guests from across 19 countries to Helsinki, Finland, to participate in ESN’s Spring Seminar 2013.

12 Apr 2013

ESN joins over 40 partners in the Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-Being.

10 Apr 2013

UNICEF’s Office of Research is launching today the Innocenti Report Card 11 which presents a comparative overview of child wellbeing in developed countries.

3 Apr 2013

The Social Investment Package (SIP) has been discussed at ESN’s Board meeting in March and at the last meeting of ESN’s working group on ‘Leadership, Performance, Innovation’...

3 Apr 2013

This major congress which took place in Angers, France, on 26-27 March celebrated and reflected on 30 years of decentralisation of social welfare in France.

25 Mar 2013

ESN’s John Halloran spoke at a series of roundtable discussions in Australia about some of the challenges faced by social services in Europe.

15 Mar 2013

2012 has been a successful and active year which helped strengthen our growing and diverse network. It was nevertheless a challenging year for many colleagues...

14 Mar 2013

PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, held an international conference in Brussels to consolidate its work on undocumented children...

14 Mar 2013

The European Social Network is one of the stakeholders participating in the Stakeholder Advisory Board of ROAMER, a three-year project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme to create a coordinated roadmap for the promotion and integration of mental health and wellbeing research across Europe.

28 Feb 2013

On 20 February the Commission published its Recommendation entitled “Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage”, which forms part of the Social Investment Package (SIP).

28 Feb 2013

The European Commission sees welfare states as having three functions: social investment, social protection and stabilisation of the economy.

27 Feb 2013

The European Commission has designated 2013 as the European Year of Citizens under the slogan 'It’s about Europe, it’s about you: Join the debate'.

27 Feb 2013

Since the implementation of austerity measures in Greece, 93% of households have registered a significant reduction in household income, 40% of households have at least one unemployed family member and many more struggle to pay their bills.

18 Feb 2013

ESN Vice Chair Christian Fillet and Chief Executive John Halloran recently spent three days in Athens meeting with representatives of central and local government...

18 Feb 2013

ESN took part in a conference organised by the European Commission on exploiting the employment potential of personal and household services (PHS) on 30-31 January, in Brussels. According to the European Commission...

28 Jan 2013

Nearly all Member States are experiencing high levels of unemployment and economic inactivity amongst young people and an increasing number of young people with health problems...

25 Jan 2013

ESN started the New Year with the launch of a new website www.esn-eu.org. Our aim was to improve visitors' journey by offering a more user-friendly navigation tool, with easier access to information and essential resources.

25 Jan 2013

It is not often that a paper written in a national context is broad enough to be valuable for all those thinking about the future of the social welfare system across Europe, including in the EU context.

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