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  June 2011
ESN NEWSLETTER. ESN Brings together people who are key to the design and delivery of local public social services across Europe.

European exchange on homelessness Managing homeless services at Local Level


There is a variety of governance models for local homeless services: do all work equally well or is one model better than another?

This question was at the heart of discussions at FEANTSA/HABITACT’s 6th European seminar on local homeless strategies, attended by ESN members from Spain and Sweden, and hosted by the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

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 Tackling Early School Leaving
  ESN publishes its policy statement on tackling early school-leaving as the European Parliament prepares its own report on the issue.
 Breaking the Cycle of Child Poverty
  ESN’s chief executive chaired the session on child poverty at the Welsh National Social Services Conference ‘Making change work’ held in Cardiff.
 Child Poverty and Wellbeing
  ESN participated in the symposium on tackling child poverty, just before the EPSCO Council requested the Commission to bring forward European policy guidance on child poverty in 2012.
 ESN Position: National Roma Strategies
  ESN calls on national governments to involve local and regional authorities in the design and delivery of national Roma strategies. Read full statement.
 EU: Promoting Roma inclusion

The Commission is set to re-examine how EU funds can be used to promote Roma inclusion whilst Member States agree to adopt Roma inclusion strategies.

 OECD: Unequal societies

“The income of the richest 10% of people around 2008 was, on average, nearly nine times that of the poorest,” said the OECD at its recent Policy Forum in Paris.

Contracting for Quality
Aart De Geus, OECD
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