2 Nov 2012

The Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development took place on 15 July in Stockholm (Sweden) under the theme ‘Action and Impact’.

2 Nov 2012

“A Europe which is more relevant to its citizens, with solidarity and social cohesion” is among the four priorities of the Cyprus Presidency.

2 Nov 2012

During June and July members of the Secretariat and ESN representatives visited participants of our training programme 'Managing Change' in their respective countries...

2 Nov 2012

“The person is more important than the person’s age”, said Bjarne Hastrup, chair of DaneAge, which represents older people in Denmark...

2 Nov 2012

To reduce the early school leaving rate, EU Member States should target young people from disadvantaged, migrant and Roma families, says the Parliamentary resolution...

2 Nov 2012

Children may be taken into care for a number of reasons: they may have been abandoned, neglected or abused, or they may have parents who are unable to cope...

2 Nov 2012

On 20 December the European Commission published a Communication on Services of General Interest in the EU, which brings together in a single framework the actions...

2 Nov 2012

On 6 January, the Danish EU Presidency announced its agenda “Europe at Work”, which is centred on promoting “a more responsible, more dynamic, greener and safer Europe” in 2012.

2 Nov 2012

On 28 February the Representation of the State of North-Rhine-Westphalia and the German Association for Public and Private Welfare organised a conference in Brussels...

2 Nov 2012

At the start of the European Semester for 2012, there seems to be greater recognition of social services.

2 Nov 2012

A Committee of the Regions forum took place in Brussels on 14 February to mark the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between the Generations 2012.

2 Nov 2012

On 16 February, the European Commission published a White Paper on “adequate, safe and sustainable pensions”.

1 Nov 2012

The second meeting of the European Social Network's (ESN) working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation covered three themes: the impact of the crisis, leadership & management.

1 Nov 2012

Three commissioners with responsibility for information technology, health and social affairs opened the conference European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing...

1 Nov 2012

ESN is involved in the WeDo partnership, a European project which aims to create a lasting and growing transnational partnership of stakeholders...

1 Nov 2012

In this Annual Review we look back at our activities and accomplishments in 2011. In light of the persistent challenges that social services across Europe are facing...

1 Nov 2012

Conference delegates participated in 23 workshops, meeting colleagues and sharing experiences, but also questioning and debating current practice...

1 Nov 2012

The question of disability was one of the prominent themes of the 19th European Social Services Conferences in Warsaw.

1 Nov 2012

Is there a place for religion and spirituality in social work? And if so, is it a resource or a challenge for social work professionals?

1 Nov 2012

On 21 September ESN launched its latest report 'Mental Health and Wellbeing in Europe: A person-centred community approach', originating from the work of the ESN working group on mental health.

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