13 May 2020

E-vouchers and other means shall allow continuity of current operations funded by the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). How can it work in practice?

29 Apr 2020

‘’Cities’ social services are key in the implementation of the SDGs as they strive to make our communities more inclusive and sustainable” stated Alfonso Lara Montero, Chief Executive of the European Social Network (ESN), during ESN’s third Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) working group meeting, which took place on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2020.

29 Apr 2020

The European Social Network (ESN) reflects on the country reports which have been recently developed and disseminated by the European Commission. Based on our initial assessment, we can conclude that more indicators should be defined and implemented to monitor the implementation of all principles within the European Pillar of Social Rights.

29 Apr 2020

On Friday 24 April, the European Social Network (ESN) held the webinar ‘Covid-19 crisis: current challenges and future responses’ with the participation of Katarina Ivanković-Knežević, Social Policy Director at the European Commission.

29 Apr 2020

The COVID-19 crisis continues to change the way we live our lives, and importantly how social services continue to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable. Undoubtedly, the crisis will have an impact on how social services plan their future responses.

9 Apr 2020

ESN’s CEO Alfonso Lara Montero has co-authored a declaration supporting a necessary change in the long-term care model in Spain. While the declaration was drafted against the difficulties faced by care professionals to support the most vulnerable in Spain, which has become one of the most affected countries, the analysis and the proposals made may be applicable to many other European countries.

8 Apr 2020

Ensuring continuity of care in response to the Covid19 crisis was the theme of the recent webinar organised by the European Social Network (ESN) with social services leaders from Italy, Denmark, the UK, Spain and the United States.

24 Mar 2020

On March 13, Europe became the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. This statement was made by Director General of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus. These days in many European countries we are witnessing the spread of a virus that is impacting our lives and public services.

2 Mar 2020

As the new college of European Commissioners take on their roles, the European Social Network requests that the European Commission starts a review of this framework.

25 Feb 2020

We are working with passionate and dedicated professionals through our Advisory Committee to build the best programme we can for Hamburg 2020.

25 Feb 2020

How can new tools such as e-vouchers and cards help us to better support Europe’s most deprived?

25 Feb 2020

Alfonso Lara Montero, Chief Executive of ESN, spoke at the Preparatory action for a child guarantee conference on the 17th of February in Brussels. This meeting was an opportunity to present ESN’s position on a future EU Child Guarantee and how to ensure that it becomes feasible and it is implemented through the involvement of public social services.

29 Jan 2020

ESN calls for an enhanced monitoring of the implementation of the principles in the European Pillar of Social Rights.

29 Jan 2020

Starting this January, the EU’s most recent member state will preside the Council of the EU until 30th of June 2020. ESN welcomes the first EU-Presidency of Croatia standing under the motto “A Strong Europe in a World of Challenges”.

15 Jan 2020

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. 

15 Jan 2020

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.

27 Nov 2019

High-level conference at the European Parliament celebrates milestones of the UN CRC but highlights implementation challenges, especially for children in care and unaccompanied migrant children.

27 Nov 2019

The European Social Network publishes its annual report and recommendations for the European Semester 2020.

27 Nov 2019

How can social services work with people using services on an equal basis for improved outcomes?

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