28 Mar 2017

Ahead of the 25th European Social Services Conference (ESSC), ESN took the chance to speak with Jos de Blok, founder of Buurtzorg – a model of independent nursing teams, and keynote speaker at the conference to discuss his innovative approach to community healthcare.

28 Mar 2017

One in four people in Europe is at risk of poverty or social exclusion and social inequality risks becoming the new normal, which undermines social cohesion and Europe’s potential. Addressing the causes of poverty and exclusion must go hand in hand with the tools to combat them to work towards a more inclusive Europe.

28 Mar 2017

On 28th and 29th September 2017, ESN CEO, John Halloran will deliver a keynote speech at the international conference organised by the European Institute of Social Security (EISS) and the University of Groningen on the consequences of devolution and decentralisation on social welfare.

27 Mar 2017

ESN’s latest publication presents research, a questionnaire analysis and practice examples to support local social services in planning and managing the workforce for the future

23 Mar 2017

The Commission has unveiled five different scenarios for the future role of the EU. With the possibility of a less unified or more limited EU, the European Social Network (ESN) argues that collective action on social policy must continue.

23 Mar 2017

As the European Commission publishes its 2017 country reports , the European Social Network (ESN) shares some initial thoughts.

23 Mar 2017

Joint efforts between national government and local social services have seen a significant number of children moving out of institutions into community care in Bulgaria. The change is a step in the right direction but there are still many challenges ahead.

28 Feb 2017

Despite comprehensive support and personal assistance in some countries, concerns remain in regards to geographical inequity, lack of funding, austerity measures and restrictive eligibility rules in disability services, a new study finds.

28 Feb 2017

The Catalan Federation of Care and Education Institutions for Children and Adolescents (FEDAIA) invited ESN to present examples of community-based children’s services at a seminar in Barcelona on 14 February 2017.

24 Feb 2017

Why could better evidence help policy and practice development?

24 Feb 2017

Driving public sector innovation: interview with Geoff Mulgan, CEO of Nesta

24 Feb 2017

The European Social Network will be contributing to and following developments in Malta, which will be emphasising migration and social inclusion among its priorities.

24 Feb 2017

The numbers may for now have peaked, and the story may have slipped from the headlines but, the social inclusion of unaccompanied children remains a key issue for social welfare states across Europe.

24 Feb 2017

The pressure on social service providers remains significant, but signs of progress and the political will to tackle the issue are evident.

24 Feb 2017

The Preparatory meeting to develop ESN’s three-year strategy for 2018-2020, ahead of ESN Members' Forum on 20-21 April explored transformation of social welfare systems, growing inequalities, social innovation, and social inclusion.

13 Feb 2017

As part of our work on ‘Investing in Children’s Services’, we have been focusing on unaccompanied child migrants. This video project highlights both the views of professionals and users and looks at the best solutions for integrating and caring for these vulnerable children.

13 Feb 2017

The European Social Network (ESN) launches our annual 'year-in-review' publication for 2016, highlighting our activities and achievements over the past 12 months. Chief Executive John Halloran introduces the report.

3 Feb 2017

2016 has been a very busy year for ESN! We published a number of publications across a variety of topics, which aim to provide a European perspective of the situation for, and challenges facing public social services, in addition to providing guidance on best practice.

19 Dec 2016

Adopted in 2006, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPD) represents a major tool to enforce civil rights and implement disability-friendly policies. However, more needs to be done to achieve an inclusive society.

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