31 Oct 2012

ESN contributed to the European level roundtable ‘Serving an Ageing Population Well: Health promotion at the interface of social and primary care’...

31 Oct 2012

According to the OECD, “the income of the richest 10% of people around 2008 was, on average, nearly nine times that of the poorest.”

31 Oct 2012

The Forum on Social Innovation took place on the eve of the Committee of the Regions' Plenary Session on 10 May 2011.

31 Oct 2012

ESN’s Spring Seminar 2011 was a major opportunity to share innovation in social services faced with rising demand and shrinking resources.

31 Oct 2012

The thematic conferences under the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-Being have now come to an end.

31 Oct 2012

“Innovation doesn’t happen on its own. Local authorities need to be triggering ideas and promoting strategic commissioning.”

31 Oct 2012

In Europe a rough estimate of one million children live in alternative care settings, according to a Eurochild National Survey.

31 Oct 2012

The European Parliament voted on 9 March for a non-legislative resolution on an EU-wide strategy to support the social inclusion of Roma communities.

31 Oct 2012

ESN's Mental Health Working Group met for the fourth time in Berlin on 2 March 2011 to look at examples of public and private initiatives, strategies, and programmes - aiming to promote positive mental health...

31 Oct 2012

ESN participated in the World Disability Symposium that took place in Istanbul 4-6 March organised with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

31 Oct 2012

ESN visited its members in Germany in a guided tour of various local public social services in Stuttgart, Dortmund, Hamm and Düsseldorf.

31 Oct 2012

ESN participated in the Public Policy Exchange Symposium that took place in Brussels on 15th June and focused on tackling child poverty.

31 Oct 2012

Following national ministers’ unanimous support for the EU’s Roma Inclusion Framework Strategy in the EPSCO Council last month, EU Member States have started...

31 Oct 2012

Are there a variety of models of homeless service provision across Europe or does one size fit all? This question was at the heart of discussions at HABITACT’s 6th European seminar on local homeless strategies...

31 Oct 2012

Professional and political leaders from across the public, private and independent sectors met in Cardiff on 21-22 June at the Welsh National Social Services Conference ‘Making Change Work’...

31 Oct 2012

"I am delighted to have had this amazing opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with prominent personalities from all over Europe..."

31 Oct 2012

The headline of this year’s European Social Services Conference was “Building an Active and Caring Society”. How do we get the balance right between...

31 Oct 2012

Every year, the European Social Services Conference hosts the Nordic Day, organised by the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues...

31 Oct 2012

Care is a relationship between two people: one who needs care and another who provides it. Behind this, however, lies a complex set of relationships between financers...

31 Oct 2012

ESN welcomes the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Hungary took over the EU Presidency on 1 January, following Belgium and Spain in a pre-determined 18-month programme.

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