The Council of the European Union, representing the governments of the Member States, weakened an entitlement to carers leave included in a proposed European Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers.
Key messages from the 26th European Social Services Conference
New initiatives, rooted in empowerment and investment in human capital, lead the transformation of social services across Europe.
Social investment was at the heart of the plenary and workshop presentations at the 26th European Social Services Conference. Delegates were able to learn and discuss key tools to boost investment, such as social impact bonds and universal basic income.
Social services in Europe are shifting towards person-led care and service users’ involvement to improve participation in society.
The 26th European Social Services Conference took place in Seville on 27th-30th May. This was the best attended conference so far with 610 delegates from 39 countries.
We are delighted to announce that over 500 senior professionals from Europe and beyond have now registered for the 26th European Social Services Conference in Seville.
The second of our series of webinars focused on how technology driven social investment can help promote social convergence across Europe.
The Nordic Welfare Centre will share best practices and recommendations for the successful social inclusion of migrant children and refugee families. The event is free and open to all delegates.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Permanent Study Group on Disability rights (PSG DIS) argues that disability issues need more attention in Portugal to tackle the current challenges.
The successful implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) is a goal shared by all stakeholders so a recent seminar on the semester’s role in this, hosted by the European Centre for expertise in Brussels on the 17th of April, was particularly well timed. Carlos Santos Guerrero, vice-chair of the European Social Network (ESN), spoke at the event with a focus on the semester as a tool for delivering a social Europe.
New study examines the options for boosting coordination and integration between social services and other agencies to help people furthest from the labour market into work.
The European Social Network (ESN) is looking for external experts to support its work on the European Semester, the cycle of policy coordination between the European Commission and the Member States.
A new approach is needed to tackle the recruitment crisis in the sector, European Social Network chief executive tells conference.
Christchurch councillor Raf Manji believes Universal Basic Income could have a significance on society. Ahead of his presentation at the 26th European Social Services Conference he gives an excellent insight into what it is and its potential impact.