17 Dec 2013

‘Building inclusive societies’ was the theme of the European conference organised by the Region of Valencia and the Assembly of European Regions on the 12 December.

17 Dec 2013

Workshops at the Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

17 Dec 2013

Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

17 Dec 2013

Earlier in 2013 the European Commission warned Member States that they needed to do better in implementing policies which effectively promote the economic and social integration of Roma people within their border.

17 Dec 2013

In this annual review we look back at our work in 2013, a year that continued to challenge us to find solutions for rising social needs with declining budgets.

16 Dec 2013

An EU-funded report produced by UCL provides an overview of health inequalities and policy responses in Europe.

16 Dec 2013

The new OECD report 'Pensions at a Glance 2013' looks at recent reforms in pension systems in the G20 countries which are all facing challenges to balance sustainability of pension systems and the adequacy of retirement incomes.

13 Dec 2013

The second Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA) took place on the 25 November in Brussels.

27 Nov 2013

ESN has reviewed the European Semesters 2011-13 in ten countries and identified issues to watch for the next two years.

27 Nov 2013

The 20th annual conference of Children in Scotland took place on the 5-6 November in cooperation with Renfrewshire Council, a recent ESN member. The conference took place at a time when the Scottish Children and Young People's Bill was being discussed by the Parliament.

27 Nov 2013

The European Commission’s latest Quarterly Review of the EU’s Employment and Social Situation (September 2013) has some relevant findings for local and regional public social services.

27 Nov 2013

On 14-15 November the European Social Network (ESN) held a meeting in Brussels with representatives of its member organisations from 28 European countries.

12 Nov 2013

Building on ESN’s recent activities in the field of ageing and care, ESN members, senior managers and professionals from public social services, health agencies, research and workforce organisations met in Brighton.

30 Oct 2013

Over 200 participants attended the Education, Training and Employment Youth Forum 2013 ‘Working together for reforms’ that took place in Brussels on 17-18 October.

30 Oct 2013

On 10–11 October, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union held the conference ‘Mental Health: Challenges and Possibilities’ in Vilnius, Lithuania.

30 Oct 2013

On 10–11 October, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union held the conference ‘Mental Health: Challenges and Possibilities’ in Vilnius, Lithuania.

30 Oct 2013

The 10th ENMESH (the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation) International Conference took place in Verona, Italy on 3-5 October.

30 Oct 2013

The European Social Network (ESN) publishes its new report on how social services in Europe are promoting choice and control alongside people with disabilities.

15 Oct 2013

On 25-27 September 2013 delegates from Sweden, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Cyprus took part in a peer review, Dignity first.

15 Oct 2013

ESN’s John Halloran and Stephen Barnett argue that the Commission’s latest communication will do little to reassure opponents of austerity

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