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ESN's first half of 2016: an overview

 

Just before the kick off of our Autumn activities, we would like to present a summary of our work and important milestones in the first half of 2016. Summing up the past six months brings to mind our working group on Ageing and Care, that met in February and had the social care workforce as its focal topic. Following on from this, the need to involve service users in the design, implementation and evaluation of services was discussed in the Disability working group held in Sofia in April. And, for the second year, ESN held a workshop on vulnerable youth, this time on the topic of young offenders, in July, which looked at the co-operation between different social services and institutions in the area of youth offending prevention and intervention.

In this issue, we would like to focus your attention once more on two key topics: our latest study Investing in Children's Services, Improving Outcomes and its very well welcomed launch at the European Parliament in May, and the 2016 European Social Services Conference where we took home some lessons on local strategies for social cohesion.

And last, but not least, the Annual Review, published early this year and available in English, German, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish is a great tool to give you a better overview of ESN, who we are and what we do!

 
 
 
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Service cooperation for prevention and intervention against youth offending
 
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 workshop discussions took into account young offenders’ social, health, education, and employment needs, whilst comparing the different responses of public authorities across Europe.
 
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Local strategies for social cohesion
 
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.
 
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Investing in children's services, improving outcomes. Ensuring no child is left behind
 
On 30-31 May the European Social Network (ESN) launched the study 'Investing in Children's Services, Improving Outcomes' at a two day event, which marked the end of a three-year project in 14 European countries. The study assesses how key principles of the European Commission's Recommendation 'Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage' are implemented in practice.
 
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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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Social care workforce in older people's services
 
The fourth meeting of ESN's Working Group on Ageing and Care took place in Mechelen, Belgium, on 11-12 February 2016, hosted by ESN member, the Flemish Association of Directors of Social services. It looked at common challenges and new demands for training and skills development, support for family carers and workforce planning, including recruitment and retention.
 
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Launch of the ESN Annual Review 2015 - Letter from the Chief Executive
 
The European Social Network (ESN) launches its annual review for 2015, highlighting our work and achievements from the past year. The publication can be downloaded in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
 
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The newly published report 'Investing in Children's Services. Improving Outomes' is now available
 
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Annual Review 2015. Now available also in French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish!
 
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