6 Nov 2017

More than 530 delegates joined us in Malta last June making the 25th ESSC one of the biggest yet! Would you like to explore how we can improve services through social investment? Are you a senior professional willing to share social issues with peers from all over Europe? Then join us in Seville next May!

6 Nov 2017

The European Social Network (ESN) co-organises seminar to contribute to local implementation of the EU Recommendation on ‘Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’.

6 Nov 2017

European Social Network (ESN) seminar brings together social services from across Europe to discuss the challenges and opportunities for integrating migrant children and young people

2 Nov 2017

Social services across Europe are supporting the inclusion of migrant children and young people and their access to essential services

2 Oct 2017

Is your organisation delivering innovative practice? Do you want to showcase new ideas and lead discussions on the latest trends in local social services? Then we want to hear from you!

2 Oct 2017

Minimal information has been released so far about the recently announced European Labour Authority. However, it could be an opportunity to support local public social services on a number of employment issues.

2 Oct 2017

Social services are crucial for properly supporting young migrants turning 18. Education and access to labour markets are central to ensuring their successful integration in society and to helping them to build an independent life.

2 Oct 2017

Delivering his annual speech on the State of the European Union, Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker kick-started the dialogue with the European Parliament and Council to prepare the Commission Work Programme for the following year.

2 Oct 2017

On 26th September the European Social Network (ESN) took part in an expert workshop organised by Eurofound to discuss a new research project: Access of young people to information and support services.

2 Oct 2017

Members of the European Social Network (ESN) met with officials of the European Commission in order to give more prominence to social issues and the role played by local representatives in the European Semester.

29 Sep 2017

From 2014 to 2017 the European Social Network (ESN) has called for a more local and social perspective in the European Semester. Looking ahead, we would like to use the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) to make it happen.

30 Aug 2017

The European Social Network (ESN), in co-operation with its Swedish member, the National Board of Health and Welfare, presents its seminar ‘Migrant children and young people –. Social inclusion and transition to adulthood’, taking place in Stockholm on 23-24 October. Do you have an interest in and expertise on the topic? Registrations are now open!

24 Aug 2017

On 23-24 October, the European Social Network (ESN) is organising in Stockholm the European seminar Migrant children and young people – Social inclusion and transition to adulthood in cooperation with our member, Socialstyrelsen, the National Board of Health and Welfare.

24 Jul 2017

The 2017 European Social Services Conference (ESSC), the European Social Network’s (ESN) annual forum, was held in Malta on 26-28 June to celebrate its 25th anniversary year. Since the very first ESSC held in the UK in 1993, new relationships and partnerships have been forged all across Europe, with ESN becoming the leading European knowledge exchange network for public social services.

21 Jul 2017

The CEO of ESN, John Halloran writes about the Maltese attention to the social issues shown by political representants during the European Social Services Conference.

21 Jul 2017

New initiatives, rooted in the empowerment of service users and improved technology, are transforming the way social services are provided across Europe.

18 Jul 2017

The 25th European Social Services Conference showcased new technology used by public social services and its importance for the future.

18 Jul 2017

The 25th European Social Services Conference showed that new social services initiatives co-produced with users themselves are changing the way services are provided across Europe.

31 May 2017

A review of the Recommendation shows better implementation is needed to realise its goals. On top of this, a more comprehensive approach must be followed by the European Commission to acknowledge under-appreciated issues.

31 May 2017

The European Commission draws mixed conclusions on the implementation of Active Inclusion policies across Europe in a recently released document.

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