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ESN Newsletter
  February 2018
 
 
 
 
 
Launch of the Annual Review 2017
 
The European Social Network (ESN) publishes it’s annual ‘Year-in-Review’ publication for 2017, highlighting our activities and achievements over the past 12 months. ESN Chief Executive, Alfonso Lara Montero, discusses these in this article.
 
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ESN publishes new toolkit ‘Towards more independent lives for people with disabilities: Reflections from social services across Europe’

 
The toolkit draws on policy frameworks and innovative practices to provide guidance to social services when supporting people with disabilities.
 
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European Social Services Conference 2018
 
 
Conference workshops unveiled
 
The first tranche of workshops for the 26th European Social Services Conference in Seville have been unveiled.
 
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Latest European News
 
EU asylum applications drop in 2017 but challenges remain
 
Figures published by European Asylum Support Office show a 43% decrease in asylum application in 2017 compared with 2016. Despite this, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (EUFRA) highlight that key issues still need addressing.
 
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The European Social Network takes part in a conference on demographic change
 
On the 13 of February, the international conference on ‘Increasing the knowledge base on demographic change’ organised by the Joint Programme Initiative More Years Better Lives (JPI MYBL) took place in Brussels.
 
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Sharing the views of social services on future EU childcare policy
 
The European Social Network (ESN) emphasised the important role of social services in forthcoming EU policy on early childhood education and care during a meeting with the European Commission.
 
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  Latest publications
 
 
 
NEW - Towards more independent lives for people with disabilities: Reflections from social services across Europe
 
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Promoting the social inclusion of migrant children and young people: The duty of social serivces
 
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Investing in later life - A toolkit for social services providing care for older people
 
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The role of social services in supporting migrant children and young people
 
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