Thursday, 2 April 2020 to Friday, 3 April 2020
Online Webinar

The third meeting will focus on SDG11: The role of city’s social services in the development of local inclusion and sustainability strategies on 2-3 April 2020

Friday, 20 March 2020 to Friday, 4 December 2020
Friday, 6 December 2019
Brussels, Belgium

The European Social Services Awards are organised by the European Social Network (ESN) to recognise excellence in social services, shining a spotlight on successful approaches and the extraordinary ongoing work done by those managing, planning and delivering public social services across Europe.

Thursday, 14 November 2019 to Friday, 15 November 2019

The Co-Production Forum was the 2019 edition of our annual seminar. We brought together over 130 people to share innovative practice and policy on co-production. 

Thursday, 17 October 2019 to Friday, 18 October 2019
Berlin, Germany

ESN is launching a working group which will run between 2019-2021 to examine the increasing role of technology in social services

Thursday, 26 September 2019 to Friday, 27 September 2019
Scotland, United Kingdom

The coordination of support between different sectors (social, education, health, police, employment, housing etc) to provide a more integrated response to care leavers is being increasingly recognised.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Join our free webinar to hear how people who use services can participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of social services.

Thursday, 27 June 2019 to Friday, 28 June 2019
Brussels, Belgium

ESN’s European Semester Reference Group has met each year since 2014 to discuss challenges facing social services in Europe and the annual European Semester policy cycle with representatives from the European Commission. In 2019, the Reference Group will meet on 27 – 28 June in Brussels.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 to Friday, 7 June 2019
Milan, Italy

More than 600 stakeholders in the field of Social Services from across the world will come together at our 27thEuropean Social Services Conference in Milan on 5-7 June 2019.

Thursday, 9 May 2019 to Friday, 10 May 2019
Paris, France

In our second meeting we discussed the provision of good quality long-term care to implement SDG 3 – ensure healthy lives and wellbeing.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019
European Parliament, Brussels

In this European Parliament event, co-hosted by MEP Sofia Ribeiro, we explored how the future European Social Fund + can support the work of social services.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 to Friday, 30 November 2018

Professionals from social services across Europe met to present and discuss practices they are implementing to provide more integrated support to children in this first meeting of the Working Group.


Monday, 5 November 2018 to Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Vienna, Austria

ESN’s autumn seminar will examine strategies to support the social inclusion of the most vulnerable people in our societies on 5-6 November in Vienna, Austria.

Monday, 1 October 2018 to Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Brussels, Belgium

ESN’s working group will support progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on the role of social services.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
Brussels, Belgium

ESN's fifth meeting of the European Semester took place on 28-29 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium

Monday, 28 May 2018 to Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Seville, Spain
Invest - Innovate - Transform: Empowering people and communities

Building on the key messages from the 2017 conference, the 26th European Social Services Conference (ESSC) will explore how we can improve services by empowering the people and communities which are at the heart of social welfare.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

ESN launched the first of a series of webinars, that will look into evidence-based policy and practice in Europe and US. In this webinar the focus was on 'Innovation in social services and the approches from Europe and the US.

Monday, 23 October 2017 to Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

ESN's annual seminar took place in Sweden and showed exemples of policy and practice for the social inclusion of migrant children and yung people.

Monday, 11 September 2017
Brussels, Belgium

ESN's European Semester Reference Group

Sunday, 25 June 2017 to Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Valletta, Malta

The 25th anniversary edition of the European Social Services Conference (ESSC) took place in Valletta, Malta and was organised in cooperation with the Maltese Government and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.