The Lithuania EU Presidency promises to promote social cohesion and more sustainable social security through social investment, and to make youth a priority of their agenda.
At the pre-conference Nordic Day event, delegates looked at the problems faced by young people not in employment, education or training.
After two days of intense discussions, the final debate at the 21st European Social Services Conference brought together renowned panelists to discuss social investment in Europe and the need to balance its economic and social values.
The second day of the conference looked at services from different areas including health, housing, community and technology, and the way they have been reshaped to transform people’s lives.
The 21st European Social Services Conference took place on 17-19 June in Dublin. Opened by the President Michael D. Higgins...
At our annual conference in Dublin, a number of workshops pick up the challenge of developing social and health services for a population that is living longer.
At the 21st European Social Services Conference a number of workshops looked at how services and local communities can work together with people with disabilities to ensure their wellbeing.
The 4th Romanian social services conference took place in May, organised by the City of Cluj-Napoca with support from the European Social Network (ESN).
On 29 May 2013 the European Commission adopted this year’s ”country-specific recommendations” to EU Member States designed to move Europe beyond the crisis and strengthen the foundations for growth.
The European Social Network (ESN) took part in the Committee of the Regions’ conference entitled ‘Fighting poverty and social exclusion: What role for regions and cities?’.
The European Commission has recently proposed two measures to make it easier for on crisis-hit Member States to use much needed European funds from the EU’s cohesion policy budget.
ESN Treasurer Martial Milaret visited the AER Summit to share lessons about the impact of the crisis on social services and their response to budgetary pressure.
In the afternoon session of ESN's peer review, Hugh Frazer, an expert on social inclusion policies from NUI Maynooth, led a discussion with delegates...
On 15 May the European Social Network (ESN) organised the first peer review of the research project Investing in Children Services, Improving Outcomes in Dublin.
The recession in Europe has had a serious impact on many Europeans, however young people have been particularly affected, with the average rate of youth unemployment within the EU currently at 23.7%.
ESN attends the 'Community Living for All' conference in Galway which aimed to raise awareness of the positive potential of EU Structural Funds in assisting Member States to achieve community living for older persons and persons with disabilities.