April 2020

How have social services responded to Covid-19 and can plan for the future?

The COVID-19 crisis continues to change the way we live our lives, and how social services continue to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable. Undoubtedly, the crisis will have an impact on how social services plan their future responses. READ MORE...

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EU financial instruments
Support for local social services
Public health, borders and mobility, crisis management, research, fighting disinformation, economic measures have been some of the areas of the EU’s response to the Covid-19 crisis. However, the list does not include social care and social services, which ESN feels are essential to support health to provide a comprehensive answer to the Covid-19 crisis.


The future is local - and social!  

Cities’ social services essential in the implementation of SDG11

‘’Cities’ social services are key in the implementation of the SDGs as they strive to make our communities more inclusive and sustainable” stated Alfonso Lara Montero, Chief Executive of the European Social Network (ESN), during ESN’s third Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) working group meeting.


European Social Services Conference

ESSC Hamburg: 

Postponement to 2021 

Taking into account the impact that Covid-19 is having on the organisation of the 28th European Social Services Conference planned in Hamburg on 8 -10 July 2020, it is with great regret that we have to postpone the Conference to 30 June - 2 July 2021. 


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The European Semester

A Perspective from Public Social Services 

The European Social Network (ESN) reflects on the country reports which have been recently developed and disseminated by the European Commission. Based on our initial assessment, we can conclude that more indicators should be defined and implemented to monitor the implementation of all principles within the European Pillar of Social Rights.



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