21 Mar 2014

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) met on 10th of March to discuss the 2014 European Semester guidance for employment and social policies and the debate on the mid-term review of the Europe 2020 strategy.

21 Mar 2014

The European Social Network (ESN) joins the AFE-INNOVNET thematic network on innovation for age-friendly environments.

25 Feb 2014

The aim of this meeting was to discuss the findings of the third annual review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe with representatives from the Commission, national governments and academics.

25 Feb 2014

The European Social Network (ESN) launches the first in a series of four public management working papers looking at contemporary issues for managers and directors of social services in Europe.

25 Feb 2014

The European Expert Group organised a conference in Warsaw looking at the key steps that need to be taken to modernise social care by moving from an institutional model towards a community-based model of care.

25 Feb 2014

On 6-7 February the European Commission hosted a seminar which launched the European Social Fund for the new programming period 2014-2020.

21 Feb 2014

The Active Ageing Index is a European ranking tool to show the participation of older people in employment, in social life and independent living in 27 EU Member States.

21 Feb 2014

ESN Policy Officer Lisa Schönenberg represented the European Social Network at the Transforming Long-term Care in Europe conference and spoke on how public authorities transform care services for older people in order to address these issues.

21 Feb 2014

On 11 February 2014 the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions invited mayors and representatives of local authorities to discuss the local impact of free movement within the EU.

29 Jan 2014

The European Commission published the third edition of its annual report on ‘Employment and Social Developments in Europe’ (ESDE). The analysis focuses on labour market and social inclusion developments...

29 Jan 2014

ESN speaks at DG Research workshop on mental health

29 Jan 2014

The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care welcomes the recent agreement on EU funds for 2014-20, outlining its vision about how these funds should be used to promote the transition to community-based care across Europe.

29 Jan 2014

For the first six months of 2014 it is Greece’s turn to chair the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which oversees the meeting of national ministers over EU policies.

29 Jan 2014

On 21 January the Deusto Business School (DBS) Health led by Rafael Bengoa, former Minister of Health in the Basque Country, organised its first seminar looking at the integration of health and social care in Spain.

28 Jan 2014

ESN brings European perspective to DBS Health seminar

28 Jan 2014

More than 250 stakeholders, amongst them twelve ESN members, participated in the 8th European Forum on the Rights of the Child in Brussels.

27 Jan 2014

The Slovak magazine for social workers “Integrácia” has published its issue for the final quarter of 2013, with a focus on developing community care across Europe.

27 Jan 2014

Since January 2014 the EU’s labour market is fully open to Bulgarian and Romanian citizens whose countries joined the EU in 2007.

18 Dec 2013

Delegates from local authorities responsible for youth work and policies and national youth associations met at the InterCITY conference in Helsinki in December

18 Dec 2013

The EU has approved the EU’s Cohesion Policy package for 2014-2020 which sets out rules and regulations for the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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