24 Mar 2020

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.

2 Mar 2020

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.

25 Feb 2020

We are working with passionate and dedicated professionals through our Advisory Committee to build the best programme we can for Hamburg 2020.

25 Feb 2020

How can new tools such as e-vouchers and cards help us to better support Europe’s most deprived?

25 Feb 2020

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.

29 Jan 2020

ESN calls for an enhanced monitoring of the implementation of the principles in the European Pillar of Social Rights.

29 Jan 2020

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”.

15 Jan 2020

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. 

15 Jan 2020

The European Social Services Awards are organised by the European Social Network (ESN) to recognise excellence in social services, shining a spotlight on successful approaches and the extraordinary ongoing work done by those managing, planning and delivering public social services across Europe.

27 Nov 2019

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.

27 Nov 2019

The European Social Network publishes its annual report and recommendations for the European Semester 2020.

27 Nov 2019

How can social services work with people using services on an equal basis for improved outcomes?

12 Nov 2019

At the 28th European Social Services Conference in Hamburg 8-10 July, we are inviting everyone to rethink care in the community.

30 Oct 2019

Social services directors met to discuss the coordination of services to ensure successful transitions to adulthood for care leavers.

30 Oct 2019

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.

30 Oct 2019

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.

25 Sep 2019

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

25 Sep 2019

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

28 Aug 2019

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

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