A European Commission seminar was an opportunity to discuss innovation in social services and the outcomes of a range of EU funded projects.

Cities can engage with European programmes on sharing knowledge and access funding.

Our Policy Briefing explains how social services can play an important role in ensuring good health and wellbeing at local level.

We summarise new EU policies on cross-border family issues and a range of new studies on family policies.

ESN’s Reference Group on the European Semester met with the European Commission to discuss social policy issues.

The European Commission continues to place more attention to social services in its 2019 country-specific recommendations.

Our members showcased their practices and discussed effective strategies at our working group meeting.

We brought our members to the European Parliament on 9 April so they could share their recommendations for making the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) more effective for social services.

Both the European Commission and the European Court of Auditors have published their mid-term evaluations of the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived (FEAD).

We took part in a strategic dialogue organised by the European Commission to review four country reports: Latvia, Portugal, Bulgaria and Lithuania.

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