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
Following up from the 2016 24th European Social Services Conference in The Hague, ESN examines the main takeaways and insights gained over the three-day event.
Insights from ESN’s consultation on minimum income in Europe
The European Social Network (ESN) reflects on the 27 sets of recommendations addressed by the European Commission to Member States, and the importance of social inclusion and social services within them.
The Joint Research Centre’s new study released on 17 May is the result of a collaboration with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. This study outlines how ICT-enabled social innovation can enhance integrated approaches in social services delivery in different EU welfare systems to support the implementation of the EU’s Social Investment Package (SIP).
Looking at the conclusions and ways forward borne out by ESN's Investing in children's services study launch in Brussels.
At ESN's study launch 'Investing in children's services' in Brussels, we discussed early childhood education and care and child protection issues.
With less than a month to go before the 24th European Social Services Conference (ESSC), ESN caught up with Sascha Haselmayer, CEO of Citymart and keynote speaker at the ESSC, to ask him why and how he thinks local authorities can do better for their communities if they change the way they procure services.