Professionals from social services across Europe met to present and discuss practices they are implementing to provide more integrated support to children in this first meeting of the Working Group.
ESN’s autumn seminar will examine strategies to support the social inclusion of the most vulnerable people in our societies on 5-6 November in Vienna, Austria.
ESN’s working group will support progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on the role of social services.
ESN's fifth meeting of the European Semester will take place on the 28 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium
Invest - Innovate - Transform: Empowering people and communities
Building on the key messages from the 2017 conference, the 26th European Social Services Conference (ESSC) will explore how we can improve services by empowering the people and communities which are at the heart of social welfare.
ESN launched the first of a series of webinars, that will look into evidence-based policy and practice in Europe and US. In this webinar the focus was on 'Innovation in social services and the approches from Europe and the US.
ESN's annual seminar took place in Sweden and showed exemples of policy and practice for the social inclusion of migrant children and yung people.
ESN's European Semester Reference Group
The 25th anniversary edition of the European Social Services Conference (ESSC) took place in Valletta, Malta and was organised in cooperation with the Maltese Government and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
ESN's Members' Forum took place in Brussels this April. It brought toghether our members from across Europe and beyond to set the agenda for the coming 3-4 years as we enter a new partnership with the European Commission.
In cooperation with the Slovak Presidency of the EU, ESN organised a seminar on the social service workforce, which brought together issues around service planning and coordination - from child protection through services for people with disabilities and older people.
The fifth and final meeting of ESN's Working Group on Ageing and Care will take place in Brighton, UK on 11-12th October 2016 in parallel with the final meeting of the ESN Working Group on Disability. The theme of the meeting is technological innovation & quality of services.
ESN's third meeting of the European Semester Reference Group took place in Brussels in September 2016.
On 11-12 July, the European Social Network (ESN) hosted a workshop in Athens where we explored how important it is to prevent youth offending and to integrate young offenders in society.
The 24th European Social Services Conference provided a unique opportunity for members to network with 400 senior professionals from across Europe and connect with the latest trends and challenges in social affairs. It took place at the World Forum, The Hague on 20-22 June 2016.
ESN launched its report 'Investing in children's services, improving outcomes' at the European Parliament on 31st May 2016. This was the result of three years of work with child agencies from 14 countries. The event was hosted by Nathalie Griesbeck MEP with the support of the ALDE group.
The fourth meeting of ESN disability working group took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 5 April 2016, and focussed on the topic of service user involvement.
The fourth meeting of the ESN Working Group on Ageing and Care took place in Mechelen, Belgium on 11-12 February 2015. This meeting focussed on workforce issues in care for older people.