31 Oct 2012

The first social policy peer review of 2011 focused on what makes somewhere 'a good place to grow older'. Hosted by the UK government’s Department for Work and Pensions...

31 Oct 2012

ESN participated at the launch of Apemfenix, the first association for people with mental health problems in the Spanish region of Castile La Mancha, member of ESN.

31 Oct 2012

A selection of recent press coverage about the impact of spending cuts on social services in Poland, Ireland, France, Serbia and UK.

31 Oct 2012

The different faces of the crisis and poverty were discussed at the 3rd Citizens’ AGORA organized at the European Parliament.

31 Oct 2012

After two and a half years of negotiations, the European Commission, the European Parliament and EU Member States have finally agreed a law intended to enhance EU citizens’ rights...

31 Oct 2012

Skills for Care and Development, an alliance of UK sector skills councils, organised an international research conference in Glasgow on 1 and 2 February 2011.

31 Oct 2012

Every three years, the EU publishes a report on economic, social and territorial cohesion, detailing progress in these areas and how the EU, national and regional governments have contributed. The 5th Cohesion Report(available in several languages) has just been published and presented on 1 February at the Cohesion Forum(includes video clips).

31 Oct 2012

The Platform of European Social NGOs has been working on care as its annual theme for the last two years. At its 2011 conference in Brussels on 9 December...

31 Oct 2012

Unlike other Visegrád countries, Poland does not have a deinstitutionalisation strategy and has yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

31 Oct 2012

This is the first course of its kind run by the European Social Network (ESN) in cooperation with the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent.

31 Oct 2012

The European Commission brought together its own Directorates-General, stakeholders, researchers and national civil servants in Brussels on 5-6 December.

31 Oct 2012

There is increasing concern that the budget cuts and other austerity measures undertaken by Members States could slow down or even halt the progress made in promoting equal opportunities...

31 Oct 2012

The move from institutional to community care must be firmly anchored in social work values and in human rights.

31 Oct 2012

ESN participated in the conference on “Social Policy Coordination in the Context of EU 2020” held in Belgrade, on March 29, at the initiative of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit...

31 Oct 2012

Laban is an affectionate Swedish term for someone rather tall and a little clumsy, but Laban the dog is more of a gentle giant - a black Labrador/Newfoundland cross.

31 Oct 2012

The European Employee Volunteering Awards recognise and celebrate those companies and organisations that have shown innovation, creativity and a long-term commitment to corporate social...

31 Oct 2012

Thanks to the support of the European Commission, ESN created extensive opportunities for mutual learning for its members and other stakeholders. Membership of ESN has almost doubled in the last three years...

31 Oct 2012

Following the Employment and Social Affairs Ministers' meeting in Brussels, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor presented the first summary of results of the EU-wide...

31 Oct 2012

One in four people will experience some form of mental health problems in their lifetime. Even though these conditions are widespread, people suffering from them remain faced with stigma and social exclusion.

31 Oct 2012

ESN draws the work of its working group on deinstitutionalisation to a close after its final meeting on 3-4 June held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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