In Armenia we presented how innovation, evidence-based practice and data analytics in social services are driving more sustainable social welfare systems.
Following the successful conclusion of our Inclusive Activation Seminar in Vienna, we reflect on recent European level developments on integrating the long-term unemployed (LTU) into the labour market.
Social services help people furthest from the labour market access and retain employment through coordinated support
Social services across Europe are supporting the inclusion of migrant children and young people and their access to essential services
We report on the key social issues and policy recommendations of social services in 24 countries in our latest report.
The European Social Network’s (ESN) Working Group on the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) met in Brussels on 1-2 October to discuss the role of social services in eradicating poverty (SDG1).
The role of social services in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
The European Commission study on Long-Term-Care (LTC) highlights the common trends in Europe such as the shift from residential to homecare services, financial issues and the expansion of informal care.
Social services supporting people furthest from the labour market will meet in Vienna to discuss effective and holistic pathways to inclusion.
Make the social inclusion of people with disabilities a reality through a continuum of legislation, policy, and practice.
We are launching a call for experts to provide guidance to our working group on Integrated Care and Support. Send your application if you have the required expertise.
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.