22 May 2014

Good leadership and management are essential for delivering change in social services and responding to the ever-changing needs of citizens and their communities.

22 May 2014

Good leadership and management are essential to the successful development and implementation of public social services and for achieving better outcomes for service users.

20 May 2014

On 25 April the European Social Network (ESN) participated in an expert workshop on the access to healthcare services in times of crisis...

20 May 2014

The 10th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development took place on 23-25 April in Stockholm, Sweden.

29 Apr 2014

HABITACT, the European exchange forum on local homeless strategies, organised a peer review on 10-11 April in Greece to discuss the local housing model in Athens, as well as European housing strategies.

29 Apr 2014

The 2014 Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council took place on 1-3 April in Geneva, Switzerland, and focused on the human rights of older people.

28 Apr 2014

At this seminar in the Basque Country, professionals from the health and social care sectors at all levels of government, the third sector, and users and families’ organisations reviewed different models of health and social care integration.

28 Apr 2014

ESN has been working together with its members, and particularly with the Leadership, Performance and Innovation working group, to explore the challenges and the benefits of intersectoral cooperation.

28 Apr 2014

The European Commission hosted a conference with over 370 practitioners, experts and politicians on EU Member States’ implementation plans for the Council Recommendation on establishing a Youth Guarantee.

22 Apr 2014

ESN publishes its third paper in the series on contemporary issues for managers and directors of social services in Europe - ‘Working with education, health and employment: recognising a shared agenda’.

16 Apr 2014

What is the link between quality long-term care and working conditions in the care sector? What are the challenges to implement good working conditions and to meet the needs of service users? What role does technology play in the sector?

16 Apr 2014

How to integrate services in order to provide person-centred care? This was one of the key questions at the 14th International Conference on Integrated Care on 2-4 April in Brussels

10 Apr 2014

Enabling people with disabilities to live independently and to participate in community life is a principle enshrined under the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD), signed by Member States and the European Union itself.

26 Mar 2014

The conference organised by the European Commission aimed to exchange information on the issues of fairness, access to and discrimination in health in Europe. The link between health inequalities and social determinants was at the centre of discussions.

26 Mar 2014

The economic crisis has created an opportunity to review the design and delivery of social services and respond in innovative ways – managers from across Europe will share their experiences at the 22nd European Social Services Conference.

25 Mar 2014

The Council of Europe and the European Commission have come together under a joint project entitled ROMACT to promote the inclusion of Roma at local and regional level.

25 Mar 2014

In 2014 the European Social Network (ESN) is committed to enhancing the knowledge of European children policy at the local level.

24 Mar 2014

ESN’s second paper from the ‘Contemporary issues in the public management of social services in Europe’ series explores the potential of evaluation methodologies to provide policy makers and public managers with an evidence base.

21 Mar 2014

In 2012 the European Commissioned published a White Paper on ‘adequate, safe and sustainable’ pensions to look at the challenges that Members States face in their pension systems

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