27 Feb 2013

The European Commission has designated 2013 as the European Year of Citizens under the slogan 'It’s about Europe, it’s about you: Join the debate'.

27 Feb 2013

Since the implementation of austerity measures in Greece, 93% of households have registered a significant reduction in household income, 40% of households have at least one unemployed family member and many more struggle to pay their bills.

18 Feb 2013

ESN Vice Chair Christian Fillet and Chief Executive John Halloran recently spent three days in Athens meeting with representatives of central and local government...

18 Feb 2013

ESN took part in a conference organised by the European Commission on exploiting the employment potential of personal and household services (PHS) on 30-31 January, in Brussels. According to the European Commission...

28 Jan 2013

Nearly all Member States are experiencing high levels of unemployment and economic inactivity amongst young people and an increasing number of young people with health problems...

25 Jan 2013

ESN started the New Year with the launch of a new website www.esn-eu.org. Our aim was to improve visitors' journey by offering a more user-friendly navigation tool, with easier access to information and essential resources.

25 Jan 2013

It is not often that a paper written in a national context is broad enough to be valuable for all those thinking about the future of the social welfare system across Europe, including in the EU context.

23 Jan 2013

The report of the Third European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) was published in December 2012 and has a particular focus on the impact of the crisis. Perceived social exclusion is highest among the long-term unemployed.

23 Jan 2013

The European Social Network's (ESN) working group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation held a special meeting on evidence-based practice in December 2012.

17 Jan 2013

Employment prospects for young people in the EU are bleak. One in five under 25's who are looking for work cannot find a job. 7.5 million of young people aged 15-24 are neither working, nor in education or training.

17 Jan 2013

On 1st January Ireland took over the EU Presidency promising a “people-centred recovery designed to last”, with youth unemployment most likely to be in the spotlight of its social priorities.

9 Jan 2013

Presentations, notes and reports from ESN's Autumn Seminar on 'Independence and inclusion in later life'

18 Dec 2012

As we move into the European Year of the Citizens, ESN's John Halloran gives his thoughts on new directions in social welfare: choice, participation and citizenship.

18 Dec 2012

The Annual European Forum on the Rights of the Child gathered key actors in Brussels last month to discuss 'Supporting child protection systems through the implementation of the Agenda for the Rights of the Child.'

18 Dec 2012

The closing conference of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations reviewed the year’s achievements to promote independent living and social participation of older people.

18 Dec 2012

With the Annual Growth Survey 2013 the Commission sets the economic and social policy agenda for next year, with a focus on labour market activation.

18 Dec 2012

The second Annual Convention on Poverty and Social Exclusion took place on 5-7 November in Brussels. Participants discussed the progress made in reaching the Europe 2020 target of lifting 20 million people out of poverty...

13 Dec 2012

"Solutions come out of partnerships" has been the main conclusion of the event, aimed to look at how best to use EU funds and what themes to prioritise.

13 Dec 2012

With the recent UNICEF conference on children in residential care, ESN looks at the challenges and advances of the deinstitutionalisation in Bulgaria.

13 Dec 2012

ESN and Member states review Poland's 'Solidarity Across the Generations Programme’, discussing the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society.

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