Key messages for social services working with unaccompanied migrant children shared in Catalonia event.

ESN welcomes the Employment Committee’s vote to increase the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) with over 27% of the budget earmarked for social inclusion.

Greater service coordination is supporting outreach to vulnerable families and their access to childcare

Our members showcase their practices and discuss effective strategies at our working group meeting.

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.

Social services help people furthest from the labour market access and retain employment through coordinated support

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

In preparation for Universal Children’s Day on the 20th of November, events in Italy and Spain show how local policy developments are transforming child social welfare and promoting child participation alongside European recommendations.

ESN’s Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero speaks at the 9th European Forum on the rights of the child in Brussels on 3-4 June.

Slow growth, stable but increasingly structural unemployment and a heightened risk of social exclusion in many Member States were some of the findings outlined in the Joint Employment Report (JER) for 2015. In order to address these shortcomings, a number of key policy recommendations are outlined.

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