Learn about current policy and practice trends

  • access local, national and European ESN-collated research through a Members’ online area
  • find news and updates on the latest policy developments and innovative practice through ESN’s bi-monthly Members’ communications
  • personal mailings on specific areas of expertise and interest through other Members’ communications

Network with other key decision-makers/stakeholders

  • participate in policy, practice and research activities: seminars and workshops, thematic working groups and peer reviews (all costs covered)
  • participate in the annual European Social Services Conference (20% discount off delegate fees to ESN members)
  • engage in online discussions

Share good effective practice to promote quality services

  • contribute to ESN thematic working groups and policy papers
  • get involved in pan-European and other members' projects (European alliances, joint actions, peer reviews and other research projects)

Influence European and national policy responses

  • share local knowledge and understanding to develop practice-led and evidence-based policy statements and reports
  • contribute to EU events and consultations


Join us to help shape effective social policy for local communities in Europe! 

To find out more about our membership conditions, please read our Membership Information Pack, también disponible en español

To apply for membership, please fill in our application form, scan it and return it to membership@esn-eu.org.

The ESN Secretariat has a very international team so please feel free to contact the relevant member of staff in your own language if you can’t find relevant information on our website.