Putting a spotlight on social issues, local governance and the European social policy agenda – Highlights from the European Social Network’s (ESN) annual EU Semester Reference Group meeting in Brussels.
Migrants with disabilities are falling under the radar in the current refugee crisis. With no dedicated statistics, only anecdotal information is available concerning migrants with disabilities arriving in Europe.
Latest research reveals how local communities are struggling to accommodate and integrate refugees, plus their response to the situation.
Is your organisation delivering innovative practice? Do you want to showcase new ideas and lead discussions on the latest trends in local social services? Then we want to hear from you!
On 26th September European Social Network (ESN)’s Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero spoke at COFACE’s event on the European Pillar of Social Rights –an initiative of European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker to give a stronger social focus to the EU political agenda.
We share the article published on the British newspaper 'The Guardian' on the online section dedicated to social care. The topic of the article, written by ESN's Policy Director, Alfonso Lara Montero, is the situation of unaccompanied minors arriving into Europe, a well-known issue for ESN, that has been working for three years on the review of policy and practice regarding children’s services.
How has the refugee crisis impacted upon local services in Europe? The European Social Network asks its members in the form of an online survey into impact and responses and has analysed the findings in this article and accompanying publication.
The European Social Network’s (ESN) workshop in Athens on 10-12th July focused on supporting troubled youth during transitions and looked closer at the services provided in Greece.
New evidence shows which policies and interventions effectively reduce inequality
On 1st July 2016 and for the first time ever since its accession to the EU in 2004, the Slovak Republic started its 6-month presidency of the Council of the European Union. From migration to a stronger economy, the European Social Network (ESN) analyses the Slovak priorities in the light of current challenges across the EU.
The ESN workshop held in Athens in July looked at striking the balance between young people’s needs and efficient responses.
On the occasion of the 11th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the European Social Network (ESN) participated in an event hosted by the European Commission on 16 June 2016 on fighting elder abuse in health and long-term care.
On 15 June 2016, the European Social Network (ESN) attended a conference organised by AGE Platform Europe in cooperation with the Council of Europe on mainstreaming palliative care for an age-friendly society. It highlighted the current situation and requirements for future development in palliative care.
"Empowering communities, combatting poverty, improving services" — those were the three dimensions developed at the European Social Network (ESN)'s 24th annual conference. In this article, we focus on the empowerment of communities, and their role in bringing about or contributing to new developments at the local level.
On 13-15 June, Alfonso Lara Montero presented at the annual conference of the Polish Society of Social Policy organised by ESN member Janusz Korczack Pedagogic University in Warsaw. Below Alfonso shares some insights from the conference with us.
The decentralisation of social service delivery was a key theme at the European Social Services Conference (ESSC) 2016
ESN explores different poverty inclusion strategies at its European Social Services Conference