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ESN Newsletter
  February 2017
 
 
 
 
 
ESN Annual Review 2016 is out: download your copy!
 

The European Social Network (ESN) launches our annual 'year-in-review' publication for 2016, highlighting our activities and achievements over the past 12 months. Chief Executive John Halloran introduces the report. And soon the report will also be available in your language!

 
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Discussing the future of social welfare with ESN members
 

The Preparatory meeting to develop ESN’s three-year strategy for 2018-2020, ahead of ESN Members' Forum on 20-21 April, explored transformation of social welfare systems, growing inequalities, social innovation, and social inclusion.

 
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Latest from ESN
 
 
Care and support for unaccompanied children: Steps forward
 
European Social Network’s Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero was invited to speak at an event organised by the representation of the city of Hamburg in Brussels on social inclusion of unaccompanied children. This remains a key issue for social welfare states across Europe.
 
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ESN showcases examples of children’s services at Spanish seminar on community care for children
 
ESN provided expert advice and practical examples of varied children’s community-based services in the field of prevention, protection, integrated services at an event organised by the Catalan Federation of Care and Education Institutions for Children and Adolescents (FEDAIA) in Barcelona on 14 February.
 
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ESSC Interview Series - Geoff Mulgan
 
Ahead of the 25th European Social Services Conference (ESSC), ESN took the chance to speak with Geoff Mulgan, CEO of Nesta - the UK’s Innovation Foundation, and keynote speaker at the conference to discuss public sector innovation.
 
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Latest European News
 
Recognising disabilities and mental health problems as major drivers of health inequalities
 
On 12 January, the European Social Network (ESN) participated at a focus group meeting organised by Eurohealthnet as part of the VulnerABLE pilot project that focusses on Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve the Health of Isolated and Vulnerable Groups.
 
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Malta Announces Policy Priorities as it Assumes Presidency of the Council of the EU
 

The European Social Network will be contributing to and following developments in Malta, which will be emphasising migration and social inclusion among its priorities.

 
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The refugee crisis in 2017
 

The pressure on social service providers remains significant, but signs of progress and the political will to tackle the issue are evident.

 
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Social protection for disabled people: European Academic Network publishes new report
 
Despite the presence of comprehensive support and personal assistance in some countries, concerns remain in regards to geographical inequity, lack of funding, austerity measures and restrictive eligibility rules in disability services, a new study finds.
 
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  Latest publication
 
 
 
ESN Annual Review 2016
 
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Towards a People’s Europe - Response to the European Commission consultation on a proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights
 
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Connecting Europe with local communities: social services priorities for the European Semester 2017
 
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Investing in children’s services: a focus on unaccompanied minors
 
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Listening to unaccompanied minors
 
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