24 Jan 2018

In 2018 the conference will be held in Seville, Spain, and we would like more service users to be involved and share their stories and ideas in the same way BTTC did in Malta in 2017.

22 Jan 2018

Alfonso Lara Montero looks to the future and outlines his key priorities as ESN’s new CEO for the upcoming years.

14 Dec 2017

John Halloran, founder of ESN, is stepping down as CEO at the end of the year. As ESN enter a new chapter, John would like to send a message to all of those that have supported ESN's growth and success in the years since its inception and to wish the organisation a bright future.

4 Dec 2017

ESN launches the first of a series of webinars. It will look into evidence-based policy and practice in Europe and US

1 Dec 2017

The November ‘Monthly data collection on the migration situation in the EU’ has been produced by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). It outlines many human rights concerns.

1 Dec 2017

On 6th of November, the European Social Network (ESN) participated in a conference organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the topic of integration of refugees in the labour market.

1 Dec 2017

Alfonso Montero, Deputy Chief Executive of the European Social Network (ESN), moderated a session on innovation in social services at a high-level EU social innovation conference, and shares insights from the event with us.

1 Dec 2017

As the 2018 European Semester cycle starts the European Social Network (ESN) presents its analysis on the most pressing challenges facing social services at local level and makes suggestions for policy-makers on how to address these.

1 Dec 2017

The Investing in Later Life report published by the European Social Network (ESN) is a toolkit for social services providing care for older people.

1 Dec 2017

The European Social Network (ESN) welcomes the greater prominence given to social issues in the Annual Growth Survey, the first step of the European Semester cycle.

6 Nov 2017

Building on the Members Forum, this meeting aims to give members the opportunity to offer their input on the activities planned by the European Social Network (ESN) for 2018 to 2021.

6 Nov 2017

October saw further progression for The European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) with endorsement from EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs

6 Nov 2017

The conference on ‘Dignity + Independent living = DI’ took place on the 12-13 October. The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU organised the conference with an approach to the topic that focused on collaboration.

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.

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