24 Sep 2013

ESN’s CEO John Halloran contributed to IBM’s International Social Sector Forum by bringing the perspective of local government in defining new directions for the welfare state.

23 Sep 2013

In the past few years Ireland has implemented a series of ‘austerity’ budgets and is perceived as making such good progress that it may no longer require regular Troika visits after 2013. However, economic indicators remain problematic.

12 Sep 2013

On 11 September Commission President José Manuel Barroso gave his State of the European Union speech emphasising the need to strengthen the social dimension of economic policies in the EU.

24 Jul 2013

A new Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-Being is being developed for 2013-2015 bringing together 45 partners from 28 EU Member States, with ESN a prominent stakeholder in the project.

24 Jul 2013

Two new recent reports by the European Commission looks at the state of play across the EU Members States and gives recommendations for improving childcare provisions and reducing the gender gap in pensions.

24 Jul 2013

ESN was represented by one of its members at a symposium that marked the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with discussions about older people’s human rights in an international setting.

24 Jul 2013

We look forward to working together with the newest EU Member State in promoting quality social services in Europe. Read more about the good practices already emerging from Croatia.

24 Jul 2013

On 20 June the Council of Ministers for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs adopted conclusions on the European Commission's Social Investment Package (SIP).

24 Jul 2013

A recent EuroHealthNet workshop looked at effective ways to advocate for health equity, shedding light on both social and economic arguments for the promotion of health and wellbeing.

24 Jul 2013

On 28 June the European Social Network’s (ESN) Chief Executive John Halloran participated in a national training seminar on the use of EU funds for deinstitutionalisation in Riga, Latvia.

24 Jul 2013

The European Social Network's (ESN) working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation held its fifth meeting at which invited experts from education, health and employment gave their views on working in partnership with social services.

23 Jul 2013

The European Commission calls on Member States to deliver more on their national Roma integration strategy but also highlights good practices already in place in some of the countries.

23 Jul 2013

The Lithuania EU Presidency promises to promote social cohesion and more sustainable social security through social investment, and to make youth a priority of their agenda.

3 Jul 2013

At the pre-conference Nordic Day event, delegates looked at the problems faced by young people not in employment, education or training.

3 Jul 2013

After two days of intense discussions, the final debate at the 21st European Social Services Conference brought together renowned panelists to discuss social investment in Europe and the need to balance its economic and social values.

3 Jul 2013

The second day of the conference looked at services from different areas including health, housing, community and technology, and the way they have been reshaped to transform people’s lives.

3 Jul 2013

The 21st European Social Services Conference took place on 17-19 June in Dublin. Opened by the President Michael D. Higgins...

3 Jul 2013

Workshops from Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands drew attention to specific aspects of social services for young people at the 21st European Social Services Conference.

3 Jul 2013

At our annual conference in Dublin, a number of workshops pick up the challenge of developing social and health services for a population that is living longer.

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