European Social Network - Social Services in Europe
  February 2011
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WARSAW 2011: Building an Active and Caring Society  

ESN is delighted to launch the website for the 19th European Social Services Conference which will take place in Warsaw from 6-8 July 2011 in partnership with the Polish Presidency of the European Union. The Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues also announces its companion event the Nordic Day on Tuesday 5 July, at the conference venue in Warsaw.

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 Excellence out of Adversity: workforce innovation
  ESN’s John Halloran contributed to the conference on innovative ways of supporting the health and social care workforce organized by Skills for Care and Development in the UK.
 Webinar on long-term care
  ‘Let’s get that health-social care link right!’ – says John Bolton, a social adult care expert in a SIIA (Wales) webinar on delivering better services for older people at a lower cost.
 EU: regulating the social services market
  The European Commission published a package of three documents relevant to regions and municipalities engaged in public procurement of social services
 Cross border healthcare: patients’ rights
  The Commission, the European Parliament and Member States have agreed on a law intended to enhance EU citizens’ rights to access health care in another EU country.
 EU Cohesion Policy: Strengthening regions
  Strengthening regions gives a stronger sense of ownership to the local level while contributing to the EU as a unity, according to the EU Cohesion Forum.
 Many faces of poverty

Poverty has many faces but youth are among the hardest hit in many countries. The different faces of the crisis and poverty were discussed at the 3rd Citizens' AGORA organized at the European Parliament.


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