3 Jul 2013

At the 21st European Social Services Conference a number of workshops looked at how services and local communities can work together with people with disabilities to ensure their wellbeing.

3 Jul 2013

At the 21st European Social Services Conference, workshops from the UK, Ireland and Sweden drew attention to specific aspects of social services for children and families.

11 Jun 2013

The 4th Romanian social services conference took place in May, organised by the City of Cluj-Napoca with support from the European Social Network (ESN).

11 Jun 2013

On 29 May 2013 the European Commission adopted this year’s ”country-specific recommendations” to EU Member States designed to move Europe beyond the crisis and strengthen the foundations for growth.

11 Jun 2013

The European Social Network (ESN) took part in the Committee of the Regions’ conference entitled ‘Fighting poverty and social exclusion: What role for regions and cities?’.

11 Jun 2013

The European Commission has recently proposed two measures to make it easier for on crisis-hit Member States to use much needed European funds from the EU’s cohesion policy budget.

11 Jun 2013

ESN took part in the 4th Congress of the Spanish Network of Social Policy and presented the case for a person-centred community approach in mental health.

24 May 2013

ESN Treasurer Martial Milaret visited the AER Summit to share lessons about the impact of the crisis on social services and their response to budgetary pressure.

22 May 2013

In the afternoon session of ESN's peer review, Hugh Frazer, an expert on social inclusion policies from NUI Maynooth, led a discussion with delegates...

22 May 2013

On 15 May the European Social Network (ESN) organised the first peer review of the research project Investing in Children Services, Improving Outcomes in Dublin.

22 May 2013

The recession in Europe has had a serious impact on many Europeans, however young people have been particularly affected, with the average rate of youth unemployment within the EU currently at 23.7%.

20 May 2013

ESN attends the 'Community Living for All' conference in Galway which aimed to raise awareness of the positive potential of EU Structural Funds in assisting Member States to achieve community living for older persons and persons with disabilities.

20 May 2013

On the European Social Network’s (ESN) recent visit to Catalonia we met representatives of local (Barcelona County Council) and regional government (Generalitat).

20 May 2013

Policy makers, researchers and civil society met in Leuven on 2-3 May to discuss the implementation of the Social Investment Package within EU policies and national welfare systems.

13 May 2013

Parenting support interventions are part of a fundamental building block of a cohesive society. In a survey European Social Network (ESN) conducted with its members in 2012...

25 Apr 2013

We visited Lisbon on 11-12 April in the second of our missions to Troika countries, after a visit to Greece in February.

24 Apr 2013

National WeDO coalitions are now taking forward the WeDO quality framework at national level in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia Spain and Sweden.

24 Apr 2013

ESN has joined the Societal Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) ‘More Years, Better Lives’.

24 Apr 2013

ESN’s working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation held its fourth meeting during which group members and guests presented case studies concerning the state of social services management and welfare In Europe today.

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