13 Dec 2012

The European Expert Group launches its Guidelines and Toolkit on the use of European funds to help Member States in the transition to community care.

13 Dec 2012

The OECD’s first Consultation on Integrated Services and Housing took place in Paris on 8-9 November. Experts, academics, practitioners and policy makers discussed...

13 Dec 2012

A quick look at Spain and Ireland's cuts to mental health services in light of increasing budget pressures, and their impact on communities.

13 Dec 2012

If Europe is to promote truly ‘inclusive growth’, then the most vulnerable and marginalised need to be more visible in the national reform programmes, ESN concludes after assessing this year's NRPs.

13 Dec 2012

Dynamo International, the network for street workers, organised a conference to discuss the challenges of the social and economic integration of the Roma population in Europe.

13 Dec 2012

Another important event that builds up to the future EU Recommendation on child poverty and well-being, raising children's visibility within the Europe 2020 strategy.

13 Dec 2012

ESN’s Autumn Seminar focused on how to design social and health services in order to assist older people in retaining and regaining independence and inclusion in later life.

13 Dec 2012

The conference brought together leading academic and policy makers to discuss organisation, delivery, funding and regulation of long-term care services.

13 Dec 2012

A new report by CEMR/Dexia shows how social spending in 2011 rose despite overall drop in subnational budgets.

13 Dec 2012

The largest Paralympics to ever be held, London 2012 has opened our minds to what people can achieve with great determination and passion.

13 Dec 2012

Moving from institutions to community-based care remains one of the biggest challenges facing European societies. ESN's training programme 'Managing Change' held its third and final session...

2 Nov 2012

The first meeting of the European Social Network's (ESN) new policy & practice group on Leadership, Performance and Innovation took place earlier this week.

2 Nov 2012

All the presentations and practice examples from our spring seminar in Rome are available for download.

2 Nov 2012

On 26-27 April, the Danish Presidency held a Conference on 'Youth: Employment and Inclusion in Times of Crisis' building on the Commission’s 'Youth Opportunities Initiative'.

2 Nov 2012

In 2011 the European Commission proposed a Council Recommendation to reduce early school leaving addressed across a range of social, youth, family, health, local community, employment...

2 Nov 2012

ESN’s Spring Seminar on the theme of 'Vulnerable youth in transition' took place in Rome on 10-11 May and was organised in collaboration with the Lazio Region.

2 Nov 2012

ESN publishes its report on deinstitutionalisation and development of community-based alternatives. This publication is available in English, český, magyar, polski, and română.

2 Nov 2012

The latest exchange forum on local homeless strategies took place on 8-9 March in Ghent (Belgium), organised by HABITACT. On behalf of ESN there were several participants...

2 Nov 2012

On 1 and 2 March, DG Education and Culture of the European Commission organised a conference on Early School Leaving.

2 Nov 2012

The Danish Presidency of the European Council, in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Group Europe de l’Enfance and the European Commission...

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