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ESN Newsletter
  April 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Involvement of people with disabilities: the key to adequate, person-centred services?
 
The fourth meeting of ESN's disability working group took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 5 April 2016. Together with service users from Bulgaria and the UK, ESN members discussed ways to involve service users in the design, implementation and evaluation of services.

 

 
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ESN at the European meeting on ICT enabled social services
 
ESN Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero speaks at European meeting on ICT enabled social services in Seville, Spain.
 
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Our future is local - let's kick start it in The Hague!
 
With less than two months to go before our annual conference in The Hague (20-22 June), we are delighted to announce our conference programme.
 
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Investing in children's services: launch of ESN study at the European Parliament
 
On 31 May 2016, ESN is launching the study 'Investing in Children’s services, improving outcomes' at the European Parliament in Brussels.
 
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Final conference of the IMPact project: A guide to design, implement and monitor personal household services (PHS)
 
On 13 April 2016, ESN participated in the final conference of the IMPact project in Brussels. Funded by the European Commission's 2007-2013 PROGRESS programme, IMPact has produced a guide for public authorities willing to develop new or evaluate existing personal household services and policies.
 
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Can the Active Ageing Index be used at the local level?
 
ESN contributes to an SPC Peer Review on the application of the Active Ageing Index at the local level in Berlin, 14-15 April.
 
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The challenge of e-inclusion in the digital society
 

Digital economy represents an area of strategic economic importance for EU Member States so that they can be competitive worldwide and contribute to the creation of the so called knowledge-based society. On 21 April, civil society organisations were called to debate the opportunities and obstacles of the digital market in order to foster e-inclusion and e-skills.

 
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