European Social Network - Social Services in Europe
  April 2011
ESN NEWSLETTER. ESN Brings together people who are key to the design and delivery of local public social services across Europe.

Sharing Achievements 2008-10


2010 was a very successful year for the European Social Network. Our Annual Review 2010 highlights ESN’s policy & practice work with Members and at EU level over the past year and celebrates the achievements of the last three years. Translations available in français, deutsch, español, polski, and magyar.

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 Laban - the care dog
  Laban is an affectionate Swedish term for someone rather tall and a little clumsy, but Laban the dog is more of a gentle giant and a much-loved care dog.
 Pensions in Europe: fit for purpose?
  Commissioner Andor presents the results of the EU-wide Green Paper consultation on how the EU can help to ensure adequate, sustainable and safe pensions for its citizens.
 Tackling Poverty in Serbia
  The key challenges for Serbia are negative demographic trends, high social expenditure, and a shrinking economy. Read about the country’s efforts to align its social policy with the EU 2020 strategy.  
 Celebrating volunteering
  The City of Wiesbaden is the winner of the European Employee Volunteering Awards, under the public local authority category, for its successful scheme with local businesses to improve social cohesion.
 A not-so-easy childhood

Pascal Epinette (19) from France tells us about the best and worst times of his childhood which, in his words, “was not always easy”. (English / français).


Contracting for Quality
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