15 Oct 2013

“Investing in people and communities. Social inclusion and social development” will be the theme of the 22nd European Social Services Conference 2014, which ESN announced during a special event in Rome on 3 October.

9 Oct 2013

The call for workshop proposals for our 22nd annual conference has now been issued. This important event will take place in Rome on 7-9 July 2014 in cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the European Union.

26 Sep 2013

Leadership and innovation are essential to advance education and respond to modern social and economic challenges. European policy makers met in Vilnius to share ideas on how to promote investment in education leaders.

26 Sep 2013

ESN's working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation held its final meeting in Brussels. The main topic of discussions was leadership in social services.

25 Sep 2013

At EPHA’s 4th annual conference, European decision-makers exchanged ideas on tackling social and health inequalities, bringing structural reforms to the health system and investing in health promotion and prevention.

24 Sep 2013

OECD's recent report aims to identify effective measures to bring the long-term unemployed back to work and presents innovative approaches to unemployment from around the world.

24 Sep 2013

ESN Member Skills for Care UK represented ESN as policy makers and experts met in Paris to share ideas and innovative practices about how health systems can respond to the rising challenges of long-term care.

24 Sep 2013

ESN’s CEO John Halloran contributed to IBM’s International Social Sector Forum by bringing the perspective of local government in defining new directions for the welfare state.

23 Sep 2013

In the past few years Ireland has implemented a series of ‘austerity’ budgets and is perceived as making such good progress that it may no longer require regular Troika visits after 2013. However, economic indicators remain problematic.

12 Sep 2013

On 11 September Commission President José Manuel Barroso gave his State of the European Union speech emphasising the need to strengthen the social dimension of economic policies in the EU.

24 Jul 2013

A new Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-Being is being developed for 2013-2015 bringing together 45 partners from 28 EU Member States, with ESN a prominent stakeholder in the project.

24 Jul 2013

Two new recent reports by the European Commission looks at the state of play across the EU Members States and gives recommendations for improving childcare provisions and reducing the gender gap in pensions.

24 Jul 2013

ESN was represented by one of its members at a symposium that marked the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with discussions about older people’s human rights in an international setting.

24 Jul 2013

We look forward to working together with the newest EU Member State in promoting quality social services in Europe. Read more about the good practices already emerging from Croatia.

24 Jul 2013

On 20 June the Council of Ministers for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs adopted conclusions on the European Commission's Social Investment Package (SIP).

24 Jul 2013

A recent EuroHealthNet workshop looked at effective ways to advocate for health equity, shedding light on both social and economic arguments for the promotion of health and wellbeing.

24 Jul 2013

On 28 June the European Social Network’s (ESN) Chief Executive John Halloran participated in a national training seminar on the use of EU funds for deinstitutionalisation in Riga, Latvia.

24 Jul 2013

The European Social Network's (ESN) working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation held its fifth meeting at which invited experts from education, health and employment gave their views on working in partnership with social services.

23 Jul 2013

The European Commission calls on Member States to deliver more on their national Roma integration strategy but also highlights good practices already in place in some of the countries.

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