20 May 2013

On the European Social Network’s (ESN) recent visit to Catalonia we met representatives of local (Barcelona County Council) and regional government (Generalitat).

20 May 2013

Policy makers, researchers and civil society met in Leuven on 2-3 May to discuss the implementation of the Social Investment Package within EU policies and national welfare systems.

13 May 2013

Parenting support interventions are part of a fundamental building block of a cohesive society. In a survey European Social Network (ESN) conducted with its members in 2012...

25 Apr 2013

We visited Lisbon on 11-12 April in the second of our missions to Troika countries, after a visit to Greece in February.

24 Apr 2013

National WeDO coalitions are now taking forward the WeDO quality framework at national level in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia Spain and Sweden.

24 Apr 2013

ESN has joined the Societal Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) ‘More Years, Better Lives’.

24 Apr 2013

ESN’s working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation held its fourth meeting during which group members and guests presented case studies concerning the state of social services management and welfare In Europe today.

24 Apr 2013

On 16 April the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community Care (EEG) held an open meeting with officials from the European Commission and selected Member State representatives in Brussels.

23 Apr 2013

On 18-19 April, ESN welcomed 100 ESN members and invited guests from across 19 countries to Helsinki, Finland, to participate in ESN’s Spring Seminar 2013. Here are some of the presentations from the seminar.

23 Apr 2013

On 18-19 April, ESN welcomed 100 ESN members and invited guests from across 19 countries to Helsinki, Finland, to participate in ESN’s Spring Seminar 2013.

12 Apr 2013

ESN joins over 40 partners in the Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-Being.

10 Apr 2013

UNICEF’s Office of Research is launching today the Innocenti Report Card 11 which presents a comparative overview of child wellbeing in developed countries.

3 Apr 2013

The Social Investment Package (SIP) has been discussed at ESN’s Board meeting in March and at the last meeting of ESN’s working group on ‘Leadership, Performance, Innovation’...

3 Apr 2013

This major congress which took place in Angers, France, on 26-27 March celebrated and reflected on 30 years of decentralisation of social welfare in France.

25 Mar 2013

ESN’s John Halloran spoke at a series of roundtable discussions in Australia about some of the challenges faced by social services in Europe.

15 Mar 2013

2012 has been a successful and active year which helped strengthen our growing and diverse network. It was nevertheless a challenging year for many colleagues...

14 Mar 2013

PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants, held an international conference in Brussels to consolidate its work on undocumented children...

14 Mar 2013

The European Social Network is one of the stakeholders participating in the Stakeholder Advisory Board of ROAMER, a three-year project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme to create a coordinated roadmap for the promotion and integration of mental health and wellbeing research across Europe.

28 Feb 2013

On 20 February the Commission published its Recommendation entitled “Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage”, which forms part of the Social Investment Package (SIP).

28 Feb 2013

The European Commission sees welfare states as having three functions: social investment, social protection and stabilisation of the economy.

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