ESN has joined the coalition for the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between the Generations 2012.
400 people gathered in Krakow, Poland, to take stock of the EU’s work to combat poverty and social exclusion, including the framework for meeting the target to lift 20 million out of poverty.
TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument managed by the Directorate-General for Enlargement in the European Commission.
Have the long-stay institutions for people with disabilities in the ‘old’ EU Member States long since been replaced by community-based services?
Amidst the worst economic crisis since 1989, the municipality of Cluj hosted the 3rd Romanian Social Services Conference.
On 2-3 November, ESN was at the 2nd Expert Consultation on child well-being indicators at the OECD headquarters in Paris.
On 14-15 November ESN’s Autumn Seminar took place in Paris with the support of the French Association of Directors of Social and Health Services...
Presentations and paper from ESN's seminar on 'Investing in Children' are available for download.
“We will find the way” is the guiding principle of the team at the Vyšši Hradek in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.
It is impossible, even for the richest countries, to maintain parallel structures in social care: large institutions established in the previous century and small networks of community...
“A fostering agency’s commitment to supporting foster carers is the counterpart to the personal and human commitment children require from their foster families."
There are around one million children with intellectual disabilities in the European Union. These children often find themselves subject to discrimination and exclusion from society and are frequently...
ESN contributed to the European level roundtable ‘Serving an Ageing Population Well: Health promotion at the interface of social and primary care’...
According to the OECD, “the income of the richest 10% of people around 2008 was, on average, nearly nine times that of the poorest.”
The Forum on Social Innovation took place on the eve of the Committee of the Regions' Plenary Session on 10 May 2011.
ESN’s Spring Seminar 2011 was a major opportunity to share innovation in social services faced with rising demand and shrinking resources.
The thematic conferences under the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-Being have now come to an end.
“Innovation doesn’t happen on its own. Local authorities need to be triggering ideas and promoting strategic commissioning.”
In Europe a rough estimate of one million children live in alternative care settings, according to a Eurochild National Survey.