On March 13, Europe became the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. This statement was made by Director General of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus. These days in many European countries we are witnessing the spread of a virus that is impacting our lives and public services.
As the new college of European Commissioners take on their roles, the European Social Network requests that the European Commission starts a review of this framework.
We are working with passionate and dedicated professionals through our Advisory Committee to build the best programme we can for Hamburg 2020.
How can new tools such as e-vouchers and cards help us to better support Europe’s most deprived?
Alfonso Lara Montero, Chief Executive of ESN, spoke at the Preparatory action for a child guarantee conference on the 17th of February in Brussels. This meeting was an opportunity to present ESN’s position on a future EU Child Guarantee and how to ensure that it becomes feasible and it is implemented through the involvement of public social services.
ESN calls for an enhanced monitoring of the implementation of the principles in the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Starting this January, the EU’s most recent member state will preside the Council of the EU until 30th of June 2020. ESN welcomes the first EU-Presidency of Croatia standing under the motto “A Strong Europe in a World of Challenges”.
The Co-Production Forum was the 2019 edition of our annual seminar. We brought together over 130 people to share innovative practice and policy on co-production.
High-level conference at the European Parliament celebrates milestones of the UN CRC but highlights implementation challenges, especially for children in care and unaccompanied migrant children.
The European Social Network publishes its annual report and recommendations for the European Semester 2020.
At the 28th European Social Services Conference in Hamburg 8-10 July, we are inviting everyone to rethink care in the community.
Social services directors met to discuss the coordination of services to ensure successful transitions to adulthood for care leavers.
A new European Commission is being formed following the European Parliament elections in May 2019 and the confirmation of the new Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. On the 10th September 2019 Ursula von der Leyen revealed the names of the Commissioner-designates who will oversee the different policy areas of the Commission.
On 17-18 October 2019, ESN hosted the first meeting of its working group on the digitalisation of social services to explore common challenges and opportunities posed by digitalisation.
Cities can engage with European programmes on sharing knowledge and access funding.