30 Aug 2017

The European Social Network (ESN), in co-operation with its Swedish member, the National Board of Health and Welfare, presents its seminar ‘Migrant children and young people –. Social inclusion and transition to adulthood’, taking place in Stockholm on 23-24 October. Do you have an interest in and expertise on the topic? Registrations are now open!

24 Aug 2017

On 23-24 October, the European Social Network (ESN) is organising in Stockholm the European seminar Migrant children and young people – Social inclusion and transition to adulthood in cooperation with our member, Socialstyrelsen, the National Board of Health and Welfare.

24 Jul 2017

The 2017 European Social Services Conference (ESSC), the European Social Network’s (ESN) annual forum, was held in Malta on 26-28 June to celebrate its 25th anniversary year. Since the very first ESSC held in the UK in 1993, new relationships and partnerships have been forged all across Europe, with ESN becoming the leading European knowledge exchange network for public social services.

21 Jul 2017

The CEO of ESN, John Halloran writes about the Maltese attention to the social issues shown by political representants during the European Social Services Conference.

21 Jul 2017

New initiatives, rooted in the empowerment of service users and improved technology, are transforming the way social services are provided across Europe.

18 Jul 2017

The 25th European Social Services Conference showcased new technology used by public social services and its importance for the future.

18 Jul 2017

The 25th European Social Services Conference showed that new social services initiatives co-produced with users themselves are changing the way services are provided across Europe.

31 May 2017

A review of the Recommendation shows better implementation is needed to realise its goals. On top of this, a more comprehensive approach must be followed by the European Commission to acknowledge under-appreciated issues.

31 May 2017

The European Commission draws mixed conclusions on the implementation of Active Inclusion policies across Europe in a recently released document.

30 May 2017

Ahead of the 25th European Social Services Conference (ESSC), ESN took the chance to speak with keynote speaker Charlotte de Vilmorin, a wheelchair user who decided to overcome her everyday challenges and those of other wheelchair users by creating the social enterprise Wheeliz.

30 May 2017

The European Commission has published a proposal for a new work-life balance directive to address the challenges faced by working parents and carers.

30 May 2017

ESN Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero reflects on the proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights delivered by the European Commission on 26 April. He welcomes principles such as the right of children to be protected from poverty and new provisions such as the right to social protection for all workers, as well as other measures contained in the Pillar. But he warns about the necessity to put those principles into actions for the Pillar to bring about positive outcomes.

2 May 2017

Amid reports of EU Member States failing child migrants and refugees, the European Commission has issued a communication outlining actions for Member States to take.

2 May 2017

The European Social Network’s (ESN) Members’ Forum highlights the importance of social services working closely and innovatively with partners and service users.

2 May 2017

A new EU report provides an overview of tools and methodologies to assess the quality of integrated care systems.

2 May 2017

The Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth 2017, a flagship event held in Brussels on 24 April with the theme of young people’s social inclusion. The European Social Network (ESN) attended the event with eight delegates from six countries who contributed at workshops and side-events.

2 May 2017

On April 20th and 21st, European Social Network (ESN) members gathered in Brussels to explore the transformation of social welfare. The focus of the discussion was on the impact of the financial crisis in social welfare across Europe with a view to come up with areas of work for ESN for 2018- 2020.

2 May 2017

In 2015 and 2016, 2.5 million people applied for asylum in the EU. Behind this number, there are personal stories of people looking for a better future. Their social inclusion is key for the cohesion of present and future European societies and requires cooperation between stakeholders and local public services. In times of budgetary constraints, EU funding can play a key role in contributing to making integration happen.

2 May 2017

ESN Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero reflects on the proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights delivered by the European Commission on 26 April. He welcomes principles such as the right of children to be protected from poverty and new provisions such as the right to social protection for all workers, as well as other measures contained in the Pillar. But he warns about the necessity to put those principles into actions for the Pillar to bring about positive outcomes.

2 May 2017

Ahead of the 25th European Social Services Conference (ESSC), ESN took the chance to discuss jugaad innovation with Jaideep Prabhu – co-author of the concept, leading academic and a keynote speaker at the conference. Here, Jaideep explains how jugaad innovation can be used in the public sector to better meet the needs of users.

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