1 Nov 2012

Three commissioners with responsibility for information technology, health and social affairs opened the conference European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing...

1 Nov 2012

ESN is involved in the WeDo partnership, a European project which aims to create a lasting and growing transnational partnership of stakeholders...

1 Nov 2012

In this Annual Review we look back at our activities and accomplishments in 2011. In light of the persistent challenges that social services across Europe are facing...

1 Nov 2012

Conference delegates participated in 23 workshops, meeting colleagues and sharing experiences, but also questioning and debating current practice...

1 Nov 2012

The question of disability was one of the prominent themes of the 19th European Social Services Conferences in Warsaw.

1 Nov 2012

Is there a place for religion and spirituality in social work? And if so, is it a resource or a challenge for social work professionals?

1 Nov 2012

On 21 September ESN launched its latest report 'Mental Health and Wellbeing in Europe: A person-centred community approach', originating from the work of the ESN working group on mental health.

1 Nov 2012

Following the launch of the ESN report on mental health at the European Parliament on 21 September 2011, ESN’s Working Group on Mental Health and Wellbeing met the next day to discuss...

1 Nov 2012

ESN has joined the coalition for the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between the Generations 2012.

1 Nov 2012

400 people gathered in Krakow, Poland, to take stock of the EU’s work to combat poverty and social exclusion, including the framework for meeting the target to lift 20 million out of poverty.

1 Nov 2012

TAIEX is the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument managed by the Directorate-General for Enlargement in the European Commission.

1 Nov 2012

Have the long-stay institutions for people with disabilities in the ‘old’ EU Member States long since been replaced by community-based services?

1 Nov 2012

Amidst the worst economic crisis since 1989, the municipality of Cluj hosted the 3rd Romanian Social Services Conference.

1 Nov 2012

On 2-3 November, ESN was at the 2nd Expert Consultation on child well-being indicators at the OECD headquarters in Paris.

1 Nov 2012

On 14-15 November ESN’s Autumn Seminar took place in Paris with the support of the French Association of Directors of Social and Health Services...

31 Oct 2012

Presentations and paper from ESN's seminar on 'Investing in Children' are available for download.

31 Oct 2012

“We will find the way” is the guiding principle of the team at the Vyšši Hradek in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

31 Oct 2012

It is impossible, even for the richest countries, to maintain parallel structures in social care: large institutions established in the previous century and small networks of community...

31 Oct 2012

“A fostering agency’s commitment to supporting foster carers is the counterpart to the personal and human commitment children require from their foster families."

31 Oct 2012

There are around one million children with intellectual disabilities in the European Union. These children often find themselves subject to discrimination and exclusion from society and are frequently...

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